Sep 27,2006 00:00
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Anglers are reporting good success on rainbow trout from 12-16 inches.
BIG LAVA LAKE : Anglers are catching stringers of trout and the fish are in excellent condition averaging 13 to 16 inches in size.
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: 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: Most anglers are catching fish. The trout catch has picked up though the largemouth bass catch has slowed considerably.
CRESCENT LAKE : Kokanee and brown trout angling has been very good. Kokanee have not yet morphed into their spawning condition are in good condition.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair. Anglers fishing the riffles and boulders are having the best success for trout. Dry fly fishing in the evening has been effective. Whitefish opportunities are excellent
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 ): Reports of fair success particularly lower down in the reach.
DESCHUTES RIVER ( Benham Falls to Wickiup Reservoir): Anglers have reported the river to be slow for both rainbow trout and brown trout.
DESCHUTES RIVER (Crane Prairie to Little Lava Lake: No reports although one could expect the angling for brook trout to be picking up.
EAST LAKE : Reports of fair success for kokanee, brown trout, Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout.
ELK LAKE : Fishing is reported to fair for brook trout.
FALL RIVER : Report of fair to good fishing.
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: No recent reports but 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.
HOSMER LAKE : No reports from anglers fishing Hosmer the past week.
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 and bull trout are limited as mature fish are spawning in the Metolius. Anglers should target rainbow and brown trout in the upper ends of the Deschutes and Crooked Arms. Anglers are reminded harvest is limited to one bull trout over 24”and a Tribal angling permit is required in the Metolius Arm.
LAKE SIMTUSTUS : Opportunities for 8-14 inch rainbow trout are good.
LAURANCE LAKE : Laurance Lake , located near Parkdale, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
LITTLE LAVA LAKE : Anglers are reporting fair success for both rainbow trout and brook trout.
METOLIUS RIVER : Anglers are reporting fair to good success for redband trout. Bull trout have moved into the system to spawn and ODFW asks that anglers handle these fish with the same care as other species when releasing.
NORTH TWIN LAKE : The trout appear to be active with the anglers catching them at a moderate rate.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow trout are good. Both boat and bank anglers should have success with bait and lures. Trout are likely to be in deeper water. Crappie up to 12 inches are also available.
ODELL LAKE : Anglers are reporting good success for kokanee. The kokanee are still in good condition. Lake trout angling is reported to be slow. 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 the water when releasing.
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. Crappie numbers are down from past years but anglers are reporting larger fish up to 12 inches.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Rock Creek Reservoir, located near Wamic, has been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
SOUTH TWIN: Fishing is reported to be fair.
SUTTLE LAKE : Reports of some fair to good brown trout action and a few kokanee being caught as well.
THREE CREEKS LAKE : Continuedreports of some good catches for both rainbow trout and brook trout.
WALTON LAKE : Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Kokanee are begun their spawning and are not being caught in any numbers. There have been reports of some nice brown trout being caught. Reports are that the fishing was very good on last Saturday and slowed considerably on Sunday.