Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports
From our friend Tim
No update from Tim today.
It’s Free Fishing Weekend Feb. 15 & 16. This weekend you won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that’s open – to fishing, crabbing and clamming. Looking for some ideas? Check out the reports below.
Wizard Falls Hatchery grounds will be closed Feb. 17-21 for hazardous tree removal. Anglers can park at the hatchery but can’t access the facility’s grounds.
Water levels on the Wallowa River peaked last week, but look for steelhead fishing to improve as the water drops and clears.
Steelhead fishing on the John Day has slowed due to high water and slow visibility. But steelhead continue to move upriver so keep an eye on water levels and be ready to water when levels start to drop.
Ice fishing on Kinney Lake and Magone Lake has been good.
Priday Reservoir is open and anglers have been catching some nice trout.
In Krumbo and Malheur reservoirs, fishing has been good for trout up to 20 inches.
Ice conditions have deteriorated due to recent warm weather and rain. Ice anglers should use extreme caution before venturing onto the ice.
Best bet for the Klamath area continues to be native redband trout in the Klamath River. Check out the stretch between the Powerhouse and CA state line.