Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 17th

Water temperatures at the Deschutes was 45 near Madras, up from 43 degrees a week ago and notable as the temp has been steadily rising every day. Unfortunately, flows are following suit, with water moving at 730 cfs below Bend. 8,000 cfs near Madras and 11,300 at the mouth. In addition to swift flows, the…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Aug 26th

Clear Lake, which is open all year ‘round, will be stocked this week with 2,500 rainbow trout, including 500 larger trout. The ODFW wanted anglers to know that Rainbow trout will also be released this week in Estacada Lake, Faraday Reservoir and North Fork Reservoir. Timothy Lake, near Mount Hood, has received a several batches…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Feb 5 th

Summer steelhead have started spawning on the Deschutes so that fishery is done. Fishing for redsides has been slow but steady, a typical pace for winter trout. While cased Caddis will be on the menu, Blue Winged Olives will be hatching through February. Tip: To prepare for trout fishing on the Deschutes at this time…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Dec 24th

While Crooked River has been productive for much of the year, now is not the time. As other Oregon rivers suffer high water woes, the Crooked is a tiny, brown rivulet at last report with little fish activity. One report from Odell Lake indicated there is a useable boat ramp with one lane open at…

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Central & Eastern Fishing Reports for April 10th

Hood River will open for adipose fin-clipped chinook from April 15 through June 30 from the mouth to the East Fork, and the West Fork up to the deadline located 200 feet below Punchbowl Falls with a limit of two adults and five jacks per day, all of which must be fin-clipped. There’s lots of…

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