-U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-
Weekend fishing opportunities:
- Flows on the Blitzen River have dropped to seasonal levels and fishing for trout is fair to good.
- Holbrook Reservoir has been stocked with trophy and legal-size fish and fishing reports have been very good.
- On the Upper Williamson River, look for a Hexegenia mayfly hatch at dusk, which will bring the largest fish to the surface.
ANA RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout, hybrid bass
Ana Reservoir is open year-round for rainbow trout and hybrid bass angling. Rainbow trout angling has improved with water conditions at the reservoir. Rainbow trout and hybrid bass angling has improved recently with last week stocking of legal sized trout and recent report of hybrid success. A record size 30 inch hybrid bass was caught in early February weighing 18lb, 9.5 oz. Many hybrid bass anglers fish at night. Jigging large lures or fishing bait on the bottom of the reservoir are the most common angling methods. The use of live fish for bait is prohibited.
ANA RIVER: hatchery rainbow trout
Rainbow trout in this river can be very spooky so stealth is required. Bait angling is allowed. Tui chub and pit roach are abundant in Ana River so large lures and flies mimicking minnows can be very successful. Hatches of midges have been occurring on the river during warm up periods. Recent sampling showed lots of large, rainbow trout available to the angler.
ANTHONY LAKE: rainbow and brook trout
Was stocked with legal rainbow trout last week of June
BALM CREEK RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, bass
Trout fishing is very good for 10 to 14-inch fish.
BEULAH RESERVOIR: redband trout, hatchery rainbow trout, whitefish, bull trout
The water level is beginning to drop. The boat ramp remains useable. The reservoir was 58 percent full and average inflow was 104 cfs June 29. Reservoir trout angling is fair. Angling below the dam is fair.
BIG ROCK Reservoir: hatchery rainbow trout
The reservoir is at half-full or less, fishing for 8 to 10-inch rainbow trout has been good.
BLITZEN RIVER: trout
Flows have dropped to average levels after recent warm, dry weather. Flows dropped steadily from 230 cfs to 138 cfs from June 23-30. Angling for trout should be fair to good. Mainstem Blitzen and tributaries (except Little Blitzen) have a two fish trout bag limit from late May through Oct. 31, and a catch-and-release fishery from Nov. 1 through late May. The Little Blitzen is a catch-and-release fishery year-round.
|Rainbow trout swims behind the glass in the South Santiam outdoor aquarium
-Photo by Kathy Munsel-
BLUE LAKE: hatchery rainbow trout
Blue lake was recently stocked with fingerling-sized hatchery rainbow trout. Catch rates in the lake have been poor in recent years and are not expected to improve until next year. Fishing opportunities are available in the North Fork Sprague River (see the North Fork Sprague River below) near the trailhead and in Gearhart Creek near the outlet of Blue Lake.
BULLY CREEK RESERVOIR: bass, white crappie, yellow perch, catfish, and trout.
The water level is beginning to drop. The reservoir was 53 percent full on June 29. Angling for bass is fair. Angling for white crappie is slow, but the crappie have been large.
BURNS POND: trout, bass
The pond was stocked for a free fishing event in early June. Angling should be fair for rainbow trout.
BURNT RIVER: trout
Fishing will slow as the weather stays warm. Fish early or late in the day.
Campbell RESERVOIR (Klamath County): redband trout, largemouth bass, crappie
No recent report. The reservoir is three-quarters full.
CHICKAHOMINY RESERVOIR: trout
The reservoir is very low, and the water is turbid. Angling is slow, but anglers have been catching 16 to 20-inch rainbow trout.
CHEWAUCAN RIVER: redband trout, largemouth bass
Redband trout are available in the main river and tributaries; brook trout are available in Dairy and Elder Creeks. Angling in the lower river and Rivers End Reservoir for largemouth bass and brown bullhead has been good recently and will improve through the summer. Rivers End Reservoir is privately owned, but public access to the reservoir is available on the northeast side of the gravelford bridge off HWY 31, or by contacting the landowner for permission.
COTTONWOOD MEADOWS LAKE: brook trout, hatchery stocked rainbow trout
Fishing for hatchery stocked rainbow trout has been good, and catch rates on brook trout have become slow. Vegetation in the lake can make angling challenging; try trolling lures and flies over the top of them near the center of the lake.
-Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife -
COTTONWOOD RESERVOIR: native redband trout
Fishing has been slow, but is expected to improve as the summer progresses. May-fly hatches have been occurring, and midges are thick on the reservoir in the evenings. The reservoir is still very turbid; large flashy lures and flies are producing near the inlet of Cottonwood Creek.
CRUMP LAKE: crappie, largemouth bass, brown bullhead
The lake went almost entirely dry in 2007. Crump Lake is very turbid, the best fishing areas tend to be near the mouth of Deep Creek at the North end of the lake. There is a primitive boat ramp on the east side of the lake. Crappie catch rates should improve this year with better water conditions. Water temperatures are still too low to make crappie real active. Expect to find schooling fish near the rock structure of the turn island and near the outlet for the lake.
DEADHORSE/CAMPBELL LAKES: hatchery rainbow trout, brook trout
The USFS closed access to the lakes in 2008, and it will continue to be closed in 2009 until early fall. The lakes will not be stocked in June or July. Questions concerning the closure and its removal should be directed to the Paisley Ranger Station at 541 943-3114.
DELINTMENT LAKE: trout
Fair to good angling for rainbow trout. The lake was stocked with rainbow trout recently. Most anglers have been catching 10 to 12 inch trout, but a few have reported catching 12 to 14-inch holdover trout from last year.
Deming Creek: redband trout, bull trout
The creek is open to fishing but it is rare to catch redband trout over eight inches in this very small stream. Angling is closed for bull trout.
Devils Lake: yellow perch, largemouth bass, brown bullhead
Angling is fair for yellow perch and brown bullhead.
DOG LAKE: largemouth bass, yellow perch, black crappie, brown bullhead
The retention of redband trout is prohibited; the lake is not stocked with hatchery trout. Largemouth bass angling has been very good for bass over 5 pounds.
DREWS RESERVOIR: largemouth bass, yellow perch, black crappie, brown bullhead, channel catfish, redband trout
Access is open to the reservoir, water at the boat ramp is very low and the dock is out of the water completely. The water is low in the reservoir and very turbid; it will continue to decline through the summer. Channel catfish and largemouth bass fishing has been slow.
- Photo by Jim Walker-
DUNCAN RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout
Recent fishing reports show good catch rates on hatchery stocked legal and trophy-sized trout.
EAGLE CREEK: rainbow trout
Rainbow trout were stocked last week of June.
FISH LAKE (Steens Mountain): brook trout, rainbow trout
The lake was stocked stocked with rainbow trout last week. Angling is good for rainbow trout and fair for brook trout.
FISH LAKE (Halfway): rainbow and brook trout
Access is open. The Lake has been stocked with legal-sized rainbow trout.
FOURMILE LAKE: rainbow trout, lake trout, kokanee, brook trout
Lake trout have moved to deeper water and angling has slowed. Larger lake trout are available as two seven pound lake trout were caught in a net by ODFW in October of 2006. Trolling lures by boat in deep water can be effective. Rainbow trout are also being captured whereas brook trout and kokanee are being caught at a lesser rate. The lake is very full and launching a boat can be challenging as there is a narrow slot through the large wood. The wind usually picks up in the afternoon so fish early and late if you are fishing from a boat. Covering lots of water by trolling various lures can be effective. A good fish finder can be helpful. The lake trout are hungry so finding them is more important than the type of bait, lure or fly you use.
GERBER RESERVOIR: crappie, yellow perch, brown bullhead and largemouth bass
The hot weather and resulting warm water temperatures should improve fishing for warmwater fish. The reservoir is just over half full which makes crappie fishing more difficult and less productive. Largemouth bass are available but are difficult to locate and catch. Brown bullhead and small yellow perch are available to bank anglers fishing with bait.
GRANDE RONDE LAKE: rainbow and brook trout
Was stocked with legal-sized rainbows last week of June.
HAINES POND: rainbow trout
Pond has been re-stocked. Fishing should be good.
HART LAKE: crappie, brown bullhead, largemouth bass
Catch rates for crappie last summer were very good. The lake is very low. The lake is only 2-3 feet deep in most places. Launching large boats is impossible from the primitive boat ramp, as is running a boat engine in the lake. It is likely that the lake will go dry this year. Water temperatures in the lake remain low, below 65F, but should improve by next weekend. Look for vegetation in the lake and target your fishing near there.
HEART LAKE: hatchery rainbow trout, kokanee
The lake is full. Fishing reports have been very good for kokanee and good for rainbow trout.
HOLBROOK RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout
The reservoir has been stocked with trophy and legal-size trout. Fishing reports have been very good.
HWY 203 POND: trout, bluegill, bass
Pond has been stocked three times. Fishing is fair for trout. There also are numerous bluegills for the kids.
-U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-
JUNIPER LAKE: cutthroat trout
The lake is nearly dry.
KRUMBO RESERVOIR: trout and largemouth bass
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting maintenance on the Krumbo Reservoir road for approximately one week sometime between July 6 and August 10. The road may be closed or flaggers may be directing traffic during this time. Please call the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge at 541-493-2612 for road updates. Fishing is fair for 16 to 20-inch rainbow trout and fair for largemouth bass. Fly anglers have had some success using leech imitations. Bait anglers have had some success using PowerBait.
KLAMATH AND AGENCY LAKES: redband trout and yellow perch
Angling is poor in most areas. The main part of Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes is very green from algal growth. Fish are still available under the algae but are beginning to move into the spring areas and mouths of the rivers and streams. Redband trout in Agency Lake and Upper Klamath Lake are feeding primarily on minnows, sculpins and leeches at this time. Trolling lures that mimic minnows from a boat is slow. Flyfishing and trolling lures in the spring areas is fair as fish begin to move into those areas from the lake. Water temperatures are high in most areas therefore fish should be captured and released quickly. Anglers should resuscitate the fish before releasing to improve survival.
KLAMATH RIVER: native rainbow-redband trout
The River below Keno Dam to Topsy Reservoir is closed until October 1. The Klamath River from J.C. Boyle Dam bridge crossing to the J. C Boyle Powerhouse provides good angling this time of year for small redband-rainbow trout (6-12 inches) due to low, stable flows from 220 cfs of spring water. Fly-fishing with small dry flies can be excellent this time of year. Small tan caddis and mayflies are abundant. Angling in the river below the powerhouse is very slow due to high flows (1880 cfs) and murky water. Remember the river below JC Boyle Dam is catch and release for trout.
LA GRANDE RESERVOIR: rainbow, brook trout
Fishing is good for rainbow and brook trout. Flies and lures only.
LAKE OF THE WOODS: hatchery rainbow trout, kokanee, hatchery brown trout, yellow perch, brown bullhead, largemouth bass, crappie, and smallmouth bass
Angling will be fair this weekend for rainbow trout. Visit Lakeofthewoodsresort.com for more information. Yellow perch and brown bullhead are available to bank anglers. Most yellow perch are very small so use small bait or flies. There is a good population of brown bullhead and a worm fished off the bottom in the evening can be very effective. Largemouth bass are available near the dock areas along the lake and in the shallow vegetation along the edges of the lake. Angling for small largemouth bass has been good. Kokanee are available near the surface in the early morning near deeper water and migrate to deep water during the day. Large brown trout are typically holding under the kokanee or near structure along the shoreline.
Link River: redband trout
The river is very green due to an algae bloom in Upper Klamath Lake and angling is very slow as most redband trout have moved out of the river.
LOFTON RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout
The reservoir has been stocked with trophy and legal-size trout, and fishing reports have been very good.
-U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-
Long Creek: redband trout, brook trout and bull trout
Angling should be very good for brook trout and redband trout. Most fish run small (6-8 inches). The Black drake spinner fall should be good this week with the warmer weather. Dry fly fishing should be good.
LONG CREEK RESERVOIR: rainbow
Should be good for rainbow trout.
Lost River: brown bullhead, yellow perch, crappie, largemouth bass, bluegill
Angling is fair for brown bullhead and yellow perch using bait at the Crystal Springs day use area. A few largemouth bass can also be captured under or near the Crystal Springs Bridge.
MALHEUR RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout
The water level is beginning to drop. The boat ramp should be usable for small boats only. The reservoir was stocked with legal-sized rainbow trout on May 21. The reservoir is producing catches of 12 to 16-inch trout with a few larger fish. Angling for trout is fair.
MALHEUR RIVER (Warm Springs Reservoir downstream to South Fork Malheur River): redband trout and hatchery rainbow trout
Average flows below Warm Springs Reservoir were 327 cfs on June 29. Angling for trout is fair.
MALHEUR RIVER (from the South Fork Malheur River near Riverside, downstream to Gold Creek): redband trout and hatchery rainbow trout.
Water releases from both Beulah and Warm Springs reservoirs increased over the last week. Combined discharge from the two reservoirs below Juntura averaged about 655 cfs on June 30. Angling for trout is slow.
MALHEUR RIVER, NORTH FORK: redband trout, whitefish, and bull trout
No recent angling report. Trout angling should improve as stream flows drop. Remember to release bull trout.
MALHEUR RIVER, MIDDLE FORK: redband trout, brook trout, and bull trout
No recent angling report. Trout angling should improve as stream flows drop. Remember to release bull trout.
MANN LAKE: trout
No recent angling report. The lake is very low, and illegally introduced goldfish have disrupted the trout fishery.
|Lloyd Plum of Tillamook with a 23-inch, 4.5 pound kokanee.
-Photo by William J. Knox, ODFW-
MILLER LAKE: brown trout, kokanee, rainbow trout
Angling has been very good for rainbow trout from shore as the lake was recently stocked. Trophy brown trout are available. Kokanee are rare and are typically under eight inches in length.
MILL FLAT RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout
The reservoir was recently stocked with fingerlings; legal-sized trout are available from last years planting. Aquatic vegetation in the lake can make angling challenging. Dry flies mimicking hatches places on top of the vegetation and deep diving lures along the weed bed can produce large rainbow trout.
MOON RESERVOIR: bass, trout
The reservoir was very low after last irrigation season, but filled this spring. Fair angling for largemouth bass. No recent report for trout, but trout angling should be slow.
MUD LAKE: hatchery rainbow trout
Mud Lake is very low. It may have winter killed some trout. Fall sampling in 2008 showed lots of fish available to the angler, most in the 8 to 10-inch size range.
MURRAY RESERVOIR: trout
Fishing has been good.
North Fork Sprague River: Brown trout, redband trout, brook trout, bull trout
Flows in the North Fork Sprague are low. Angling should be good for redband trout and brown trout. Look for black drake mayflies to be hatching in the lower sections of the river. Brown trout are found in the deeper pools and near any large wood in the river. Target the shady areas for brown trout with sculpin fly patterns or small lures mimicking minnows. Brown trout will also take caddis and terrestrial patterns. Redband trout are typically in the fast moving water out in the middle of the river.
NORTH MALHEUR BLM STOCK PONDS:rainbow trout
Pence Springs, Peavine, South Cottonwood, South Mountain, and Squaw Creek reservoirs were stocked with fingerling rainbow trout on May 29. Littlefield Reservoir has a good carryover population with fish running 12 to 15 inches. Squaw Creek Reservoir also has good number fish up to about 13 inches.
NORTH POWDER POND 1: rainbow trout
Pond was has been re-stocked. Fishing should be good. Water is still high on the road.
Obenchain Reservoir: bluegill, largemouth bass
The landowner has closed access to Obenchain Reservoir due to vandalism. Access is by permission only.
OWYHEE RESERVOIR: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch, catfish
The water level is beginning to drop. The reservoir was 52 percent full on June 29. Water level is below the bottom of the ramps at McCormick State Park and Leslie Gulch. At Leslie Gulch, small boats may be launched and retrieved, but it may be difficult to retrieve larger boats once launched. Other boat ramps are open for normal use. Angling for crappie and bass is good.
OWYHEE RIVER (Lower): brown trout and hatchery rainbow trout
Flows below the dam have been stable at 215 cfs over the past week. Angling for rainbow and brown trout should be fair to good.
OWYHEE RIVER (Upper): smallmouth bass and channel catfish
Discharge at the Rome gauge has dropped to 389 cfs on June 29. Angling for smallmouth and channel catfish should be fair to good.
- Photo by Greg Huchko-
OVERTON RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout
Few trout were captured during sampling in the fall of 2008. Spring fishing is expected to be poor.
PIUTE RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout and hatchery Lahontan cutthroat trout
Rainbow and cutthroat trout are available. The reservoir level is extremely low, but fish are still being caught. The reservoir will likely go dry this summer, and will not be stocked.
PHILLIPS RESERVOIR: trout, perch
Trout have been stocked four times. Fishing is fair-good for trout and perch. Some bass are being caught as well. The reservoir is full.
PILCHER RESERVOIR: trout
Fishing is slow. Crappie fishing should pick up when the water warms. Reservoir is full.
PINE CREEK and NORTH PINE (Halfway): rainbow
Fish were stocked the last week of June.
POWDER RIVER: trout, spring chinook
Open for spring chinook from below Mason Dam to Hughes Lane Bridge. Most fish are caught near the dam. An additional 20 adults and 80 jacks were released the last week of June. Daily bag limit is two fish. These fish are surplus hatchery fish from the Snake River. Trout have been stocked below Mason Dam several times.
ROGGERS POND: hatchery rainbow trout
Legal-size trout are available from last years planting. Bring mosquito repellent to improve your fishing experience.
Sevenmile Creek: brown trout, brook trout, redband trout
Brook trout are abundant in this section. Brown trout and redband trout are very rare in this section. The lower section below Nicholson Road is on private property therefore permission is needed to fish.
SHERLOCK RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout
Fall sampling showed lots of trout in the 10 to 12-inch size range. Recent fishing reports show lots of trout available in the 8-inch size range.
South Fork Sprague River: redband trout, brook trout, brown trout
Flows in the South Fork Sprague are low and angling should be fair for redband trout and brown trout. Most of the redband trout caught range from 6-14 inches. Large brown trout over 20 inches are available. Most brook trout are located upstream near Corral and Camp Creek. Brook trout are abundant in this section but most of them are small (6-8 inches).
- Photo by Roger Smith-
SOUTH MALHEUR BLM STOCK PONDS: hatchery rainbow trout
Many of the ponds in the Jordan Valley area were stocked with fingerling trout on June 2 or 3. Several reservoirs north of Jordan Valley have carryover populations.
Spaulding reservoir went dry in 2007 and has not sufficiently refilled to support fish. The reservoir will not be stocked this spring.
Sprague River: redband trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, brown bullhead, yellow perch.
Angling should be fair for redband trout as they move to cooler water as temperatures increase. As you get higher in the system water clarity should improve. Look for redband trout along the spring areas of the river and the higher gradient sections. A few black drake mayflies have been observed. Bait angling for brown bullhead and yellow perch should be good in between Saddle Mtn. Pitt Bridge and Godowa Springs Road. A few large brown trout are captured each year in the mainstem Sprague. The Chiloquin Dam has been removed and angling regulation signs have been posted at the prior dam location.
Spencer Creek: redband trout and brook trout
Angling will be excellent for small redband-rainbow (4 to 8-inch) trout. The upper reaches just below Buck Lake have small brook trout available.
SUMMIT POND: hatchery rainbow trout
The pond was recently stocked with fingerlings; legal-sized rainbow trout are still available from last years planting. Bring mosquito repellent to improve your fishing experience.
SUNSTONE RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout
The reservoir is half-full and declining. Recent fishing reports show lots of fish available in the 8-inch size range. The reservoir will likely go dry this summer and will not be stocked.
Sycan River: redband trout, brown trout and brook trout
Angling should be good in some areas including the canyon near Coyote Bucket for small redband trout 6-12 inches. Angling should be good for brook trout above Pikes Crossing. Large brown trout and migratory redband trout over 20 inches are available. Brook trout are more abundant above Pikes crossing and redband trout are more abundant below. The Sycan River is a great place to fish if you do not want to see another angler.
THIEF VALLEY RESERVOIR: trout
Fishing has slowed some but limits are still being caught. The fish are very large. Best fishing is early morning before the water warms and wind picks up. The dirt road that follows the reservoir has been upgraded to provide good access to the Powder River below the dam. Public access only goes approximately 1000 ft below the dam. Please respect private property and remain within 1000 ft of the dam.
-U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-
THOMPSON VALLEY RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout, largemouth bass
The reservoir is very full, the boat ramps are usable, and good fishing has been occurring for bass and rainbow trout.
TOPSY RESERVOIR: brown bullhead, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, goldfish
Angling is fair for warmwater fish. Fishing for brown bullhead or yellow perch would be your best bet at this time. Largemouth bass are starting to be captured in the backwater areas. Bass fishing is best from a boat. Angling for largemouth bass and crappie should be better this week with warmer weather.
TWIN LAKES (Halfway): rainbow
Fishing should be good for rainbow trout. The lake was stocked last week of June.
UNITY RESERVOIR: trout, bass, crappie
Fishing is fair for trout. Crappie will be slow until water warms.
VEE LAKE: hatchery rainbow trout
The lake is full, legal and trophy-sized trout were planted recently and fishing reports from the lake have been very good.
WARM SPRINGS RESERVOIR: smallmouth bass, white crappie, catfish, perch, and hatchery rainbow trout
The water level is dropping. The reservoir was 23 percent full on June 29. Inflows averaged 69 cfs on June 29. Fishing has been good for channel catfish, but slow for other species.
WARNER LAKES (Hart and Crump Lakes are listed separately): crappie
Most of the northern Warner Lakes went dry last fall except for Flagstaff Lake. Few crappie are expected to have survived the winter freeze in Flagstaff Lake. Recent rains have not significantly improved the condition of the lakes.
WARNER POND: hatchery rainbow trout
This is a great place to fly-fish and take young anglers. Many large rainbow trout are available in this small pond.
Lower Williamson River: redband trout, brown trout, brook trout
Angling has slowed as the river has dropped and cleared. Pressure has been high and the fish. Flows are low but the water is slightly off color. Smaller redband trout are abundant and aggressive. Please release these fish carefully as they are future trophy trout. ODFW suggests using barbless hooks in this fishery.
Upper Williamson River: redband trout and brook trout
Flows are low but water clarity is fair. Black drake mayflies are still available to the fish.The large Hex mayfly should be hatching at dusk which will bring the largest fish to the surface. Bring your mosquito repellant as mosquitoes are abundant. Angling should be good for redband trout and brook trout on public land and exceptional on the private land. Anglers have the opportunity to pay to fish on the Sand Creek Ranch and the Yamsi Ranch.
WILLOW VALLEY RESERVOIR: largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, crappie
Angling is slow for warmwater fish. The largemouth bass population might have experienced a winter kill. The reservoir is currently low and boat anglers should be aware of log hazards. New angling regulations are in place that allow only one bass harvested per day greater than 15 inches in length. Crappie angling is slow but large crappie are available. Bluegill are abundant but small is size.
WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR: crappie, trout
Fishing is fair for trout.
Wood River: redband trout, brown trout, brook trout.
The Wood River was accidentally omitted from the 2009 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. The Wood River angling regulations remain catch-and-release for trout from April 25- October 31. Water clarity has improved greatly. Some anglers are doing well angling with lures and spoons for brown trout above Loosley Road. Most anglers below Weed Road have reported poor angling. Angling for redband trout should improve as redband trout are starting to move into the river in low numbers.
YELLOWJACKET LAKE: trout
Angling has been fair for 10 to 13-inch rainbow trout. Anglers have had success with a variety of gear.