May 25,2007 00:00
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Angling for 14-18 inch carryover rainbow trout are excellent.
BIG LAVA LAKE: Big Lava Lake activity picked up over the weekend with a number of anglers catching their five fish limit. The midge hatch has begun to taper off and the fish seem to be showing a bit more interest in the angler’s offerings. Fish in the creel are ranging in length from 11 inches up to 18 inches.
CLEAR LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access may be difficult due to snow.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: The bite at Crane Prairie slowed over the past week. Anglers are still catching a fish or two though the bite seems to be hit or miss. A few more bass are showing up in the creel as the water is starting to warm to the mid to high 50’s.
CRESCENT LAKE: Brown trout catches at Crescent Lake have slowed though folks are still having good success for kokanee.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: There have been recent reports that redband trout angling has been picking up with several fish caught in the 14-16 inch range.
DESCHUTES RIVER: Lake Billy Chinook to Benham Falls: No anglers were observed on the river as basis for a report. This is a good time to fish the middle Deschutes for brown trout and rainbow trout.
Benham Falls to Wickiup Reservoir: Opens to angling May 26.
Wickiup to Crane Prairie Reservoir: Opens to angling May 26.
Crane Prairie to Little Lava Lake: Opens to angling May 26.
EAST LAKE: Anglers are reportedly catching rainbow trout, brown trout and a surprising number of Atlantic salmon. The Atlantics are averaging 12 inches in length.
ELK LAKE: Elk Lake is now accessible.
FALL RIVER: No report.
FROG LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access may be difficult due to snow.
HOSMER LAKE: Hosmer Lake is now accessible
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Bull trout angling is slow. Smallmouth bass opportunities are good. Brown and rainbow trout angling in the upper ends of the Deschutes and Crooked River Arms has been good. Recent surveys indicate kokanee numbers are fair with fish averaging 10-12 inches and in very good condition. All boat ramps are operational.
LAKE SIMTUSTUS- Opportunities for 8-10 inch rainbow trout are excellent. A limited number of carryover trout from 14-18 inches are also available. Tribal angling permit as well as State license is required.
LITTLE LAVA LAKE: Angling has reportedly picked up with some nice rainbow trout and brook trout being caught. There should be of good numbers of rainbow trout in the 12 to 19 inch range. Anglers are encouraged to work the south end of the lake and the lava bed shoreline areas along the east side of the lake.
METOLIUS RIVER: No anglers were interviewed over the weekend.
NORTH TWIN: Angling is still a bit on slow side. 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
PAULINA LAKE: Anglers are reporting good catches of kokanee in the 8 – 10 inch range. The brown trout fishing is still a little on the slow side.
SOUTH TWIN: The weekend fishing on South Twin was reported to have slowed May 19-20. South Twin Lake provides good opportunity for 10 to 16 inch rainbow trout. The lake has good shoreline access and provides good shelter from the wind.
SUTTLE LAKE. No weekend reports from anglers but springtime fishing at Suttle Lake usually provides good opportunity for brown trout and kokanee.
WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for legal sized rainbow trout are excellent. Carryover rainbow trout up to 16 inches are also available. The campground is open and the boat launch is available for use (no motors).
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Wickiup Reservoir anglers reported that fishing picked up a bit with some nice sized kokanee being caught along with some nice browns. The brown trout being caught are in the 15 inch to 18 inch range though there was a nice brown caught over the weekend that weighted in at 25 pounds and 37 inches in length.