Jul 20,2007 00:00
Attention campers, anglers, boaters: recent fires on the lower six miles of the Deschutes River have limited camping opportunities for the rest of the summer.
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
BIG LAVA LAKE: rainbow trout
CLEAR LAKE: rainbow trout
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: redband trout
DAVIS LAKE: largemouth bass, redband trout
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.
Trout Anglers: Fly anglers in the Warm Springs Area continue to find good success on the tail end of the salmonfly and golden stone hatch. Downstream of Trout Creek fly anglers should begin focusing on nymphs and other hatches such as caddis or mayflies. Anglers should focus their attention near the river bank or in back eddies. Angers are reminded that extremely warm temperatures may trigger glacial melting on the White River, and fishing conditions in the Deschutes downstream of White River may be less than optimal due to turbid waters.
Spring Chinook: Fishing has slowed considerably in the Sherars Falls area. The bulk of the catch is beginning to be comprised of jacks, indicating most of the run has likely past upstream.
Benham Falls to Wickiup Reservoir: Reports of some nice brown trout being caught in this reach.
Wickiup to Crane Prairie Reservoir:
Crane Prairie to Little Lava Lake: No reports on success for this reach of river.
EAST LAKE: rainbow trout, brown trout
ELK LAKE: brook trout, kokanee
No report as of July 10, 2007
FROG LAKE: rainbow trout
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, brown trout
HOOD RIVER: spring chinook, summer steelhead
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: bull trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, kokanee, smallmouth bass Kokanee angling has been picking up with good catches reported in all three arms of the reservoir. Fish are larger this year with the average size 12-14 inches.
LAKE SIMTUSTUS: rainbow trout
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.
LAURANCE LAKE: rainbow trout, smallmouth bass
LITTLE LAVA LAKE: rainbow trout
Angling is reportedly good rainbow trout and brook trout being caught.
LOST LAKE: rainbow trout
METOLIUS RIVER: No report as of July 3, 2007.
NORTH TWIN: rainbow trout
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good. Black crappie angling has been excellent. Anglers should target areas with cover near the shoreline.
PAULINA LAKE: kokanee, brown trout
PINE HOLLOW RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
SOUTH TWIN LAKE: rainbow trout
SUTTLE LAKE. No reports from anglers as of July 3, 2007.
WALTON LAKE: rainbow trout
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: kokanee, brown trout
Wickiup Reservoir anglers are reporting the kokanee angling is slow. Some nice browns have also been showing up in the creel.