Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports
Water levels in Crane Prairie are dropping so trout will be in deeper water until the water temperatures cool.
Anglers have been catching some nice, bright Chinook on the lower Deschutes.
Trout anglers should consider Jubilee and Pendland lakes for their weekend fishing. The summer crowds are gone and cooler temperatures have put trout back on the bite.
Hunters in the area of the Umatilla and South Walla Walla forest ponds should remember to take a rod with them and enjoy a cast-and-blast weekend.
Trout fishing on the Blitzen near Page Springs has been good for anglers throwing wooly buggers and hopper patterns.
Trout fishing also should be good at Blue Lake in the Gearhart Wilderness.
Balm Creek Reservoir is holding a fair amount of water this year, as well as a fair number of trout in the 8- to 15-inch range.
Fishing for yellow perch can be excellent in the Lower Williamson River, Pelican Bay of Upper Klamath Lake and Crystal Creek, if you can find them!
Fishing for brook trout is excellent this time of year in the Upper Sycan, Upper NF and SF Sprague, Upper Williamson, Long Creek and a few high elevation lakes.