Jul 18,2006 00:00
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Opportunities for carryover rainbow trout from 10-18 inches are good, however anglers are reporting mixed success. Anglers should fish the deeper water near the dam this time of year.
BIG LAVA LAKE: Angler success has picked up. Anglers fishing the bottom with powerbait or worms are having success along with those anglers trolling lures and fly anglers. The fish being caught are in excellent condition.
CLEAR LAKE: Clear Lake, located about 20 miles west of Maupin, has been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
COLUMBIA RIVER FROM BONNEVILLE RESERVOIR TO JOHN DAY DAM:Retention of sturgeon is open in the Bonneville Reservoir until the quota is reached. However, retention of sturgeon is closed in The Dalles Reservoir. Anglers are encouraged to read the 2006 fishing regulation changes on this website for updated sturgeon regulations and seasons.
Bass fishing has been good in the main Columbia and backwaters. Anglers are reporting good catch rates of nice bass in shallow water with artificial baits of various types.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Weekend anglers had limited success for both large mouth bass and rainbow trout. This is not to say that one can’t have a good day a Crane Prairie. If one is willing to make the effort the rewards of fishing Crane Prairie can be great. The rainbow trout in Crane Prairie are second to none with additional opportunity for brook trout and largemouth bass.
CRESCENT LAKE : Anglers are still seeing good kokanee action, fair brown trout activity and fair lake trout catches. Kokanee are in excellent condition and are up to 15 inches in size with reports of fish up to 20 inches being caught.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout and whitefish are fair. Recent surveys indicate trout numbers are down from past years, but a number of nice trout are still available.
CULTUS LAKE : Fair reports from anglers targeting lake trout along with a few good reports from those anglers chasing after rainbow trout.
DAVIS LAKE : No report. Please note that Davis Lake is restricted to fly angling with barbless hooks.
DESCHUTES RIVER:High water on the Deschutes has made trout fishing a little more challenging. Anglers are catching some whitefish and rainbows. 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): Some fair reports of success for brown trout in the reach below Steelhead Falls and in the reach below Benham Falls.
DESCHUTES RIVER ( Benham Falls to Wickiup Reservoir): Reports of fair success for both rainbow trout and brown trout.
DESCHUTES RIVER (Crane Prairie to Little Lava Lake): Angling has picked up with good reports from have anglers who are catching and releasing good numbers of small sized rainbow trout and fair numbers of brook trout. Please note that this section of river is catch and release only for rainbow trout.
EAST LAKE : Reports of some pretty good fishing by anglers using all gear types. Anglers have reported catching brown trout, kokanee, Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout.
ELK LAKE : Anglers are reporting some success for brook trout.
FALL RIVER : Success of anglers has been varied depending on the individual and the hour. A number of anglers working the upper and lower river had good success while other anglers found things a tad more challenging. Fall River presents a great fly angling experience.
FROG LAKE: Frog Lake, located about 20 miles west of Maupin, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Rainbow and brown trout 10-18 inches are available. Trout are likely to be in deeper water this time of year. Kokanee, largemouth bass, black crappie and brown bullhead are also available. No recent reports.
HOOD RIVER :Some bright summer steelhead are entering the lower river. Visibility is good this week and anglers are reporting catch of a few bright summer steelhead.
HOSMER LAKE : Anglers are reporting that the Atlantic salmon are still turning up their noses at the anglers offerings; though a few brook trout of notable size have been caught.
KINGSLEY RESERVOIR: Kingsley Reservoir, located west of Hood River, has recently been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Opportunities for kokanee are fair to good with most fish averaging 11-14 inches. Best success is likely to be in the upper end of the Metolius Arm. Anglers are reminded harvest is limited to one bull trout over 24”and a Tribal angling permit is required in the Metolius Arm. Please consult 2006 Sport Fishing Regulations.
LAKE SIMTUSTUS : Opportunities for 8-14 inch rainbow trout are good. Kokanee up to 15 inches are also available with most successful anglers fishing the upper end of the reservoir near Round Butte Dam.
LAURANCE LAKE: Laurance Lake, located near Parkdale, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
LITTLE LAVA LAKE: Most anglers are reporting good catches though there was one report from an angler who had a slow day in terms of fish activity on the lake.
METOLIUS RIVER : Anglers are reporting that the Green Drake hatch is slowing though a few are still coming off the water later in the day. Fish are reportedly feeding on emergers towards dusk.
NORTH TWIN LAKE : Anglers are having fair success.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow trout are good. Both boat and bank anglers should have success with bait and lures. Crappie up to 12 inches are also available.
ODELL LAKE : The anglers fishing Odell are still reportedly happy with their daily catches. Anglers are moving away from jigging more into the trolling mode as fish are being found deeper in the lake. Angler success has fair to good with anglers having good success at daylight and fair success later in the morning. The kokanee are in excellent condition. Bull trout are federally listed as threatened and their numbers are extremely low in Odell Lake. Targeted angling for bull trout is not allowed and any incidentally caught bull trout must be released unharmed. Angling is closed within 200 feet of the mouth of Odell Creek to protect bull trout. Do not remove fish from water when releasing. Anglers should consult the 2006 Oregon Sport Fishing regulations on how to release fish unharmed.
PAULINA LAKE : Kokanee activity is has picked and anglers are seeing good success. Rainbow trout catches are also reported to be good with brown trout catches still on the slow side.
PINE HOLLOW: Pine Hollow Reservoir, located near Wamic, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good. Black crappie and bass opportunities are also available.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Rock Creek Reservoir, located near Wamic, has recently been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
SOUTH TWIN: Anglers on South Twin are having fair to good success. South Twin provides nice shorelines for both kids and adults alike to fish from. Boat launching is available, however, motors are prohibited.
SUTTLE LAKE : Reports of fair to good success for kokanee though the fish are tending to be a little smaller than previous years.
THREE CREEKS LAKE: Three Creeks Lake is now accessible though there are no reports on angler success at this time.
WALTON LAKE : Opportunities for 8-14 inch rainbow trout are very good.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Anglers are having good success for kokanee and brown trout.