Apr 20,2007 00:00
ANTELOPE FLAT 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.
CLEAR LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access may be difficult due to snow.
CRESCENT LAKE: Kokanee angling was slow over the past week. April is typically a good month to target brown trout, lake trout and kokanee. Trolling shoreline areas in 15 feet of water with a variety of lures has been a successful technique for browns over the few weeks.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Stream flows are predicted to be approximately 500 CFS by the weekend. Recent rains and snowmelt have resulted in increased releases from the dam. Angling conditions are marginal until flows are reduced.
DAVIS LAKE: Reports of fly anglers catching a few largemouth bass. No reports on the redband trout catch.
DESCHUTES RIVER: Dry fly fishing has been slow; anglers should look at using nymphing tactics in the slow water areas.
DESCHUTES RIVER Lake Billy Chinook to Benham Falls: No anglers were observed on the river as basis for a report. Flows through this reach flows are down to 500 cfs . This is a good time to fish the middle Deschutes for brown trout and rainbow trout.
FALL RIVER: Observations indicate success for rainbow trout was poor 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 was fair last week with most fish caught early in the morning or in the evening. 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
METOLIUS RIVER: Anglers interviewed over the weekend reported catching a few redband trout though overall the fishing seemed to be a little on the slow side.
NORTH TWIN: Anglers are reporting fair success at North Twin. Late winter/early spring at North Twin Lake provides a good opportunity for rainbow trout which carried over from the summer of 2006.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good. Boat anglers generally target the upper end of the reservoir near the mouths of Mill and Ochoco Creeks this time of year. Bullhead angling at the east end of the reservoir should be excellent
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Located near Wamic. ODFW will stock this waterbody in the spring.
SUTTLE LAKE. Anglers reported good success for brown trout. Springtime at Suttle Lake provides good opportunity for brown trout and kokanee. .
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.