Mar 30,2007 00:00
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Recent warm weather has likely opened access to the reservoir. Angling for 14-18 inch carryover rainbow trout should be fair to good. Check with Ochoco National Forest 541-416-6500 for current conditions.
CRESCENT LAKE: Anglers are reportedly having very good success for both brown trout and lake trout. Boat launching for small boats is now possible from the beach at the resort. March and April are typically good months to target brown trout and kokanee; access permitting. Trolling the shoreline areas in 15 feet of water with a variety of lures has been a successful technique during the past two weeks.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Stream flows should drop down to 500 CFS by the weekend. Wading will continue to be difficult at this level, but angling for redband trout should be fair. Opportunities for whitefish are excellent.
DESCHUTES RIVER: Dry fly fishing has been slow; anglers should look at using nymphing tactics in the slow water areas.
FALL RIVER: Observations indicate that success for rainbow trout was good during the course of the past week.
FROG LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access may be difficult due to snow.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Bull trout angling continues to be very good with a number of fish caught over 24 inches. Cove Palisades State Park is currently conducting repairs and improvements to the boat ramp on the Crooked River Arm. The only boat ramps open for launching are the upper ramp on the Deschutes Arm and Perry South on the Metolius Arm. This is scheduled to be in effect until May 15. Contact the State Park for current information at 541-546-3412
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good.
PINE HOLLOW: ODFW will stock in mid-March.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Located near Wamic. ODFW will stocked this waterbody in the spring.
SUTTLE LAKE: No angler reports from Suttle from the last week. However, late winter at Suttle Lake provides good opportunity for brown trout and with the kokanee fishery normally picking up in April.
WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for carryover rainbow trout up to 16 inches should be fair to good. The gate to the campground is closed and anglers will have to walk the last ¼ mile to the lake.