Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for October 11th, 2019

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports

From avid fisherman Tim Moran

Tim is out this week working on a personal situation.

From ODF&W

Anglers have been catching decent numbers of steelhead on the lower Deschutes River from the mouth to Sherars Falls.

Chinook and coho fishing continues to pick up on the lower Deschutes, with most fish being caught in the bait-allowed zone below Sherars.

Recent sampling revealed good numbers of good-size bass in Ochoco Reservoir. And trout up to 18-inches.

At Antelope Flat Reservoir, water conditions are excellent and recent sampling showed lots of trout available within 40 of the bank.

Umatilla River salmon and steelhead returns are beginning to pick, and should continue to improve as river flows increase. Anglers are reminded of reduced bag limit starting Oct. 1, the daily bag limit is one adult fall Chinook salmon, or one adult coho salmon or one hatchery steelhead, and 5 jack salmon.

Trout fishing on the Grande Ronde and Wallowa rivers has been good, and should be good throughout the cool days of fall.

Umatilla River salmon and steelhead returns are beginning to pick, and should continue to improve as river flows increase. Anglers are reminded of reduced bag limit starting Oct. 1, the daily bag limit is one adult fall Chinook salmon, or one adult coho salmon or one hatchery steelhead, and 5 jack salmon.

Trout fishing on the Grande Ronde and Wallowa rivers has been good, and should be good throughout the cool days of fall.

Fly-fishing on the Chewaucan River has been excellent, with one angler landing a 28-inch redband!

The Klamath River below Keno Dam is the best bet for good fishing in the Klamath Basin.

In Chickahominy Reservoir, recent sampling suggests there are plenty of trout available in the 17- to 21-inch range.

Fishing in Krumbo Reservoir has been great with anglers catching trout up to 18-inches.

Fall is a great time of year to target trout in Cottonwood Meadows Lake and Duncan Reservoir.

Recent sampling at Fish Lake (Wallowa Mountains) showed there are good numbers of both stocked rainbow and naturally-produced brook trout. Combine with cooler fall temperatures and fishing should be great.

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