Fishing Reports

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The 2017 Fishing Reports Are Here!

Thanks to the followers of this post and your reports. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you this year. If you have any fishing reports, please send them to us using the Fishing Report  form on our Contact page.

To view the Stocking Reports click the “Stocking Report” link of the Body of Water you wish to view.

Stocking will occur some time during the designated work week between the dates listed on the report. Stocking is scheduled to be done on Mondays but can occur any time during the week listed in the report.

We recommend waiting to go fishing until the weekend after stocking occurs. This gives the fish time to adjust to their new home. As usual the ODFW says “Schedules are subject to change without notice“.


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NKC’s Best Bet Picks for 2017 Fishing Season

(Best bets are not in any particular order)

  • North & South Twin Lakes are stocking 2150 Trophy Fish per lake throughout the Summer starting the week of June 12th.
  • Ana Reservoir will be getting 12,000 keepers throughout the Summer starting the week of March 27th.
  • Crescent Lake should be good for Mackinaw fishing. Reports have been great for the Mackinaw catch so far this season.
  • Lake of the Woods should be a great place for Keeper Limits this season with 7000 Bows being stocked. Also look for 3500 Trophy fish this season starting the week of April 24. We know Lake of the Woods is farther away, but the stocking report for Trophy Fish was impressive so we though we would give you a heads up.
  • Miller Lake is getting a total of 7500 keepers this summer starting the week of June 27th. Plus 1700 larger fish the week of June 27th.

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Many anglers target hybrid bass January to March using crankbaits (e.g. Rapala’s) from the shore, but these fish can be caught anytime during the year. Anglers using boats can troll crankbaits or jig for hybrid bass. Bait, lures, flies, or trolling will be productive for trout.

Fish species: hybrid (white/striped) bass, rainbow trout, chub.


Crescent Lake *

(No Stocking Schedule)

Crescent Lake should be good for the Mackinaw fisherman this Summer.

This is a 6-square-mile lake located within the Deschutes National Forest about 75 miles south of Eugene, Oregon. Open year-around, this large, deep lake produces Lake Trout (Mackinaw) ranging from 5 to 20+ pounds. Crescent Lake also has a good kokanee fishery, producing fish in the 12″-13″ range. The lake is regularly stocked with brown and rainbow trout.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Lake Trout (Mackinaw), kokanee.


Crane Prairie offers fair to good largemouth bass fishing opportunities, which improve as water temperature increase. These fish typically range from 2-7 pounds. Large numbers of brook trout are available, with the best fishing early and late in the season. Fish for brook trout at dawn and dusk with flies, lures and bait. Anglers after bigger brook trout should cast their fly, lure or bait close to cover such as submerged logs or undercut banks.

Fish species: rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee, largemouth bass, crappie.


Diamond Lake

 

(No Stocking Schedule)

(Fingerling Stocking Only – No Legal, Larger or Trophies)

Diamond Lake is a 2,824-acre lake within the Umpqua National Forest in southern Oregon, just north of Crater Lake National Park in Douglas County. This lake is one of the most popular recreational fisheries in southern Oregon. Fishing is done both from boats and from the bank. There are five paved boat ramps, three U.S. Forest Service campgrounds and a privately owned resort around Diamond Lake. Carryover fishing is your only hope for Larger or Trophy fish. The fish in Diamond Lake grow at an accelerated rate due to the abundance of food in the lake. You can expect the fingerlings stocked last year to all be keepers next spring. Tip, throw back the young ones (8 & 9 inchers) and let them grow a couple of years. If you wait two years, the next time you catch them they’ll be 13 or 14 inches or larger.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout.


Haystack will receive 9500 Keepers the week of April 10th.

Haystack Reservoir is open year-round supports a diverse fish population. Legal-sized rainbow trout are stocked in mid-April. Moderate numbers of large brown trout and kokanee are also present, as are several species of warm water fish

Fish species: rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee, crappie, large mouth bass, brown bullhead.


Lake of the Woods should be a great place for Keeper Limits this season. A total of 7000 Keeper Bows being stocked starting May 8th. Also look for 3500 Trophy fish this season starting the week of April 24.


Miller Lake *

Click here for Miller Lake
Stocking Report

Lamprey on Fish

Miller Lake is getting a total of 7500 keepers this summer starting the week of June 27th. Plus 1700 larger fish the week of June 27th.

This lake is stocked annually with rainbow trout but is better known as one of the best brown trout fisheries in Oregon. Brown trout are stocked at 6 inches. Some natural production occurs in the tributaries of the lake. Browns are generally caught by trolling in the deeper water or fishing along the shoreline in the evening. Brown trout fishing is best in November near Evening Creek or near the outlet at Miller Creek. Kokanee are also available but typically are less than eight inches in length and very rare in the catch. When the temperatures warm up go deep for the Browns.

Fish species: rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee, Miller Lake lamprey.

(Miller Lake lamprey were reintroduced into Miller Lake in 2010. ODFW would appreciate any reports of lamprey on fish or circular wounds that might be attributed to lamprey paratism.)


North & South Twin Lakes are stocking 2150 Trophy Fish throughout the Summer starting the week of June 12th.

This is a 130-acre lake located within the Deschutes National Forest about 45 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon. Open year round, it provides a fishery for 9 to 11-inch rainbow trout. It is a great family setting and provides good shelter from the wind. The lake offers good boat fishing, although use of motors is prohibited.

Fish species: rainbow trout


North & South Twin Lakes are stocking 2150 Trophy Fish throughout the Summer starting the week of June 12th.

Most anglers’ fish from boats and use bait. Depths of 15 to 30 feet are the best producers. Trolling slowly with a flasher and apiece of worm or egg or with a very small lure are productive methods throughout the season. Still fishing with eggs, worms, and a marshmallow or power bait far enough off the bottom to stay out of the weeds is also a popular method.

Fish species: rainbow trout.


Paulina will be getting 8300 keeper Bows throughout this Summer starting the week of June 19th. Paulina provides great opportunity for brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee.

East Lake will be getting 8300 Keepers starting the week of June 19th.

East Lake is known for producing brown trout over 10 pounds. Anglers also like to target rainbow trout. It is a popular fly angling destination.

Fish species: rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee.


1500 Larger Rainbow Trout will be stocked throughout this Summer starting the week of May 15th:

This is a 2500-acre reservoir in a forested area of the Fremont-Winema National Forest about 60 miles northeast of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This reservoir is open year-around, and ice fishing is popular when snow allows access. Camping is available at two campgrounds (Thompson Reservoir and East Bay) and on the reservoir, and each has a boat ramp. The ramp at Thompson Valley Campground is good for small boats, while the ramp at East Bay campground is better for larger boats.

Fish species: rainbow trout, large mouth bass, chub.


Wickiup Res

(No Stocking Schedule)

(No Stocking)

One of Oregon’s largest and most productive fisheries, offering self-sustaining populations of kokanee, brown trout, and rainbow trout. Both kokanee (up to 20 inches) and brown trout (up to 15 pounds) grow quite large here.

Fish species: rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee, whitefish, large mouth bass.


Google-Based Map of High Desert Region stocking locations.
( This is a great Google Map of all the Central Oregon Stocking Locations.)

All Fish Stocking Reports curtsey of ODFW Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife.

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