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Fishing Report
January 16, 2015

MALHEUR RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout

Recent reports indicate that the reservoir is dry.

MALHEUR RIVER (Warm Springs Reservoir downstream to South Fork Malheur River): redband trout and hatchery rainbow trout

Water releases from Warm Springs Reservoir are less than 1 cfs as of Jan. 12 and the reservoir is at dead-pool. Fishing is poor.

MALHEUR RIVER (from the South Fork Malheur River near Riverside, downstream to Gold Creek): redband trout and hatchery rainbow trout.

No recent fishing reports. Ice is present on portions of the river which may limit access for fishing.

MALHEUR RIVER, NORTH FORK: redband trout, whitefish, and bull trout

No recent fishing reports.

MALHEUR RIVER, MIDDLE FORK: redband trout, brook trout, and bull trout

No recent fishing reports. 

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Fishing Report
January 14, 2015

ANA RIVER: hatchery rainbow trout 

Fishing should be good for rainbow trout in Ana River. The Ana River is spring fed and rainbow trout are active throughout the year. The river was sampled on June 5 to evaluate the current stocking strategy and size of trout in the river. We found smaller trout (8 to 10-inches) were dominant from the dam for about 2 miles downstream. Larger trout up to 14-inches are more common in areas where access is more difficult. 

Anglers can access these trout by floating the river in a pontoon or float tube. Caddis flies are the dominant invertebrate. Small blue winged olive (size 18) mayflies should be hatching. Ana River is a great match the hatch fly fishing river with good hatches throughout the winter. Hatches typically occur during the afternoon from 12-3 p.m. the best time. Small mayfly hatches are typically best on overcast days with light rain or snow. The roads paralleling the river are likely very muddy. Anglers can park at Ana Reservoir and hike down or park at the lower road crossing and hike up. Ana River is a good TROUT 365 fishery – good trout fishing 365 days a year.  

    Brook Trout  -Photo by Kevin Clawson-  

ANNIE CREEK: brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

BALM CREEK RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, crappie  

The reservoir has been drained. Trout will be restocked next spring. 

BEULAH RESERVOIR: redband trout, hatchery rainbow trout, whitefish, bull trout 

No recent fishing report. The reservoir water level is very low with irrigation use and boat ramps are not useable. The reservoir may be partially or completely frozen over but the ice is not expected to be safe for fishing. USBR crews have been tagging fish populations in the reservoir over the last several years. If you catch a tagged trout report it to the Hines office at 541-573-6582. 

BLITZEN RIVER: redband trout 

No recent fishing report. The river experienced an increase in flow on Dec. 22 when it reached 329 cfs. Currently, it has been flowing between 75 to 85 cfs with water temperatures near freezing. The East Canal, Bridge Creek, mainstem Blitzen above Bridge Creek and the Little Blitzen River are open for catch-and-release fishing for trout. The South Loop Road is closed for the winter, which limits access to the upper portions of the Blitzen. 

BLUE LAKE: hatchery rainbow trout 

Blue Lake is likely frozen and you will probably encounter snow on your way. Fishing is not recommended at this time. Blue lake is a fantastic high elevation lake located in the Gearhart Wilderness between Bly and Lakeview. A three mile trail leads to the lake and is a 1-2 hour hike. Fish were sampled by net and hook and line sampling. Rainbow trout ranged from 6 to 17-inches and were in healthy condition. The trout at this lake see little pressure and are easy to catch using flies, lures or bait. 

BULLY CREEK RESERVOIR: bass, crappie, yellow perch, catfish, trout 

The reservoir water level continues to decline and appears to be at about 25 percent capacity, as of Dec. 23. Boat ramp is not usable. No recent fishing report. 

BURNS POND: trout, bass 

About 2,000 legal (8 to 11-inches) rainbow trout were stocked in the pond the week of Oct. 3. Ice is present on the pond but do NOT expect it to be safe. Fishing should be good for rainbow trout over the next few weeks and consistent throughout the winter. 

BURNT RIVER: rainbow trout 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

CAMPBELL LAKE: brook trout, rainbow trout 

Access could be blocked by snow and the lake is likely frozen. 

CHEWAUCAN RIVER: redband trout 

The river downstream of Paisley closes to trout fishing after Oct. 31. The river upstream of Hwy 31 at Paisley is open and the use of bait in this section of the river is PROHIBITED! Access across property owned by the J-Spear Ranch will be closed to anglers beginning after July 7, 2014. The ranch is taking this action as a fish conservation measure to protect fish during months when the water becomes warmer. 

CHICKAHOMINY RESERVOIR: trout 

The reservoir is low and the boat ramp is out of the water by 10-15 feet. Ice has formed on the reservoir, BUT it is not safe. There are some open water areas along the shore, and around rocks and the dock but the predicted cold weather could freeze any open water within the week. 

Trout numbers will be down this fall, but anglers should be able to catch some trout now that temperatures have fallen.   

    Rainbow Trout on a stringer -Photo by Bob Swingle- 

COTTONWOOD MEADOWS: rainbow trout, brook trout 

Access might be blocked by snow and the reservoir could be frozen. 

COW LAKES: largemouth bass, white crappie, brown bullheads, rainbow trout 

The upper lake is full and the lower one is dry. As of 2013, the lakes will no longer be stocked with rainbow trout due to poor habitat quality. Ice fisherman reported poor success for warm water species and trout. 

DEADHORSE LAKE: rainbow trout 

Access might be blocked by snow and the lake is likely frozen. If the lake is accessible, fishing should be good. 

DELINTMENT LAKE: trout 

No recent reports, but fishing should become better as water temperatures decline during the fall. Ice has formed on the reservoir, BUT it is not safe. 

DEMING CREEK: redband trout 

Fishing is closed until April 25, 2015. 

DEVILS LAKE (FISHHOLE CREEK): largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch, brown bullhead 

No reports but the lake is likely frozen. 

DOG LAKE: largemouth bass, yellow perch, black crappie, brown bullhead 

No recent reports. The lake is likely starting to freeze but the ice is likely still unsafe for ice fishing. 

DUNCAN RESERVOIR: rainbow trout 

No recent reports. 

FOURMILE CREEK (tributary to Agency Lake): brook, brown, and redband trout. 

Open to fishing all year. Fourmile Creek off Westside road just north of Cherry Creek is open all year with bait allowed. Fishing should be good for brook trout. A few large brown trout occur in the stream. 

Access is available off Westside Road at Fourmile Springs. A small car topper boat or canoe can improve fishing access at this area. Anglers should be aware of private property around this area and can check Klamath County Land Ownership for information. 

FOURMILE LAKE: rainbow trout, lake trout, kokanee, brook trout 

Conditions at the lake are cold and snowy. The road into Fourmile might be blocked by snow. Anglers can call Lake of the Woods Resort for more information. The lake is 28 percent full. 

Fourmile Lake levels 

GERBER RESERVOIR: crappie, yellow perch, brown bullhead and largemouth bass 

No recent report but the reservoir is likely frozen. The lake is only 10 percent full, which makes launching boats challenging if possible. Fishing is slow. No recent reports but Gerber Reservoir is likely beginning to freeze but currently unsafe for ice fishing. 

HAINES POND: rainbow 

The pond was stocked with trophy-sized rainbow trout in late September. The pond is not yet ice-covered. 

HEART LAKE: rainbow trout, kokanee 

No recent reports. 

HOLBROOK RESERVOIR: rainbow trout 

The reservoir is likely frozen and inaccessible. 

HWY 203 POND: trout, bass, bluegill 

The pond is not yet ice-covered 

J.C. BOYLE RESERVOIR (Topsy Reservoir): Largemouth bass, yellow perch, brown bullhead, pumpkinseed, crappie, goldfish 

Conditions at the Reservoir are unknown but are likely frozen. Fishing, if available, would be very slow for warmwater fish such as crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish and brown bullhead catfish. The reservoir is turbid therefore anglers should try lures with high visibility and scent. Boats can be launched in several locations in the reservoir. Unimproved ramps occur just north and south of the Highway 66 bridge crossing. No fees are required to launch at these locations. Try the bay just south of the BLM campground for crappie and pumpkinseed. Also try the rocky areas near and under the bridge. Goldfish dominate the fish assemblage in the reservoir. Anglers should mimic the goldfish with bronze or copper lures or plugs to catch largemouth bass in the reservoir.  

    Klamath Redband Trout -Photo by Roger Smith- 

UPPER KLAMATH AND AGENCY LAKES: native redband trout and yellow perch 

Most of Upper Klamath and Agency lakes are frozen. With the expected warming weather the ice might not last long. Ice fishing is not recommended. There is open water at the outlet of the lake and near springs at Rocky Point. Fishing is generally slow with catch rates averaging 7 hours per redband from boat and 30 hours per redband from the shore. The lake is 2.8 feet below full pool. ODFW encourages catch and release as this fishery is managed for trophy trout. Redband trout captured should not be removed from the water, resuscitated by cradling and pumping gills by moving fish back and forth through the water. It is unlawful to continue to fish for the same type of fish after taking and retaining a catch or possession limit. 

Upper Klamath Lake is a good TROUT 365 fishery – good trout fishing 365 days a year. 

KLAMATH RIVER: native rainbow-redband trout 

The section from Keno Dam to J.C. Boyle Reservoir is open to fishing. Fishing is slow but is the best bet for winter fishing in the Klamath Area. The current flow is 738 cfs. Water clarity is poor. Water temperatures are averaging around 34 degrees. Flows are a little high for a successful fishing winter outing. The Klamath River is a rugged river with extremely difficult wading. The river is also always turbid. ODFW recommends wearing studded wading shoes, wading belt, and polarized glasses to observe boulders. Fish can also be landed easier with a landing net in the fast pocket water. Most fish being captured are less than 16 inches. Most fish are feeding on minnows. Fishing remains open throughout the fall and winter. 

The Klamath River between JC Boyle Dam to JC Boyle Powerhouse offers fair spinner fishing. Most fish in this section are small and average 10 inches. Below the springs this section remains near a constant 360 cfs of flow and water temperatures are much warmer in this section. Fishing is best below the spring inputs. This section of river requires a hike down steep grade to the river with the exception of the area just above the powerhouse. 

Below the JC Boyle powerhouse the fish get slightly larger than the aforementioned reach and average 12 inches but rarely exceed sixteen inches. River flows in this section are typically quite high during the day. If flow levels are 900 cfs or lower the river is fishable. Dead drifting rubber legged stonefly patterns and/or bead head pheasant tails can be good. Most fish are in the 6-8 inch range but numerous 12 inch fish can be caught with 16 inches the maximum. Flows will be high through most daylight hours and unpredictable. The past week the fishable flows have occurred at 3:00 pm. Flow release estimates have been discontinued until next spring.  

Klamath River is a good TROUT 365 fishery – good trout fishing 365 days a year. 

KRUMBO RESERVOIR: trout, bass 

A recent change in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge policy has allowed year-round fishing at this reservoir. However, no ice-fishing is allowed. ODFW has enacted a temporary rule to modify the regulation language to allow anglers to continue fishing at this reservoir from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 2014. The 2015 angling regulations will note the year-round angling regulation. Anglers have reported moderate success for rainbow trout up to 19inches on Dec. 23. Water remains high and boats can be launched at the boat ramp. 

LAKE OF THE WOODS: hatchery rainbow trout, kokanee, hatchery brown trout, yellow perch, brown bullhead, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, tui chub 

Call Lake of the Woods Resort for recent reports Toll Free at 866-201-4194. The lake is frozen. Call Lake of the Woods for ice conditions. The ice might be unsafe for ice fishing.  Fishing for brown trout can be fair this time of year as they move into the shallows and also feed aggressively after the spawn. Yellow perch can also be caught using small bait. 

LOFTON RESERVOIR: rainbow trout 

No recent reports. The lake is likely frozen.  Snow and mud will make accessing the reservoir challenging. 

LONG CREEK: brook trout, redband trout, bull trout 

Long Creek is closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

LOST RIVER: largemouth bass, brown bullhead, yellow perch 

Lost River is open to fishing all year but is currently frozen. 

Public access is available at Crystal Springs day use area. Anglers can fish from the specifically designed bridge for fishing at this location. Boats can be launched from an improved boat ramp at Crystal Springs. Sacramento perch have been captured below Horseshoe Dam. This is one of the only locations in the state to capture this fish. The Lost River is open to fishing year round.  

    Rainbow Trout -Photo by Roger Smith- 

MALHEUR RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout 

Recent reports indicate that the reservoir is dry. 

MALHEUR RIVER (Warm Springs Reservoir downstream to South Fork Malheur River): redband trout and hatchery rainbow trout 

Water releases from Warm Springs Reservoir are less than 1 cfs as of Jan. 5 and the reservoir is at dead-pool. Fishing is poor. 

MALHEUR RIVER (from the South Fork Malheur River near Riverside, downstream to Gold Creek): redband trout and hatchery rainbow trout. 

Fishing is slow and ice has formed on much of the river. 

MALHEUR RIVER, NORTH FORK: redband trout, whitefish, and bull trout 

No recent reports. 

MALHEUR RIVER, MIDDLE FORK: redband trout, brook trout, and bull trout 

No recent reports. 

MANN LAKE: trout 

No recent fishing reports, but anglers had been catching good numbers of large cutthroat trout this spring. Most fish are 14 to 16-inches long, with several over 20-inches being caught. Expect water levels to be low and ice could be present following the recent cold weather. 

MILLER LAKE: brown trout, kokanee, rainbow trout, brook trout 

No recent reports. Access might be blocked by snow and the lake could be frozen. Anglers can call the Chemult Ranger District of the USFS (541-365-7001) for more information. The 12 mile gravel road into Miller Lake is in horrible condition with numerous washboards. The dock has been taken out for the winter and the bathrooms with running water have been closed. 

MUD LAKE: hatchery rainbow trout 

No recent fishing reports. Mud Lake is frozen. Road is likely very muddy 

MURRAY RESERVOIR: trout 

Fishing should improve with cooler fall temperatures. 

NORTH POWDER POND: rainbow trout 

The pond was stocked with trophy-sized rainbow trout in late September. The pond is not yet ice-covered. 

OVERTON RESERVOIR: rainbow trout 

No recent reports but the reservoir is likely frozen. Access to the reservoir is likely difficult due to snow or mud.  

OWYHEE RESERVOIR: largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, yellow perch, catfish 

No recent reports, but angling is expected to be slow. The access road to the reservoir was open and clear of snow and ice on Dec. 23.No boat ramps are useable based on the Bureau of Reclamation webpage.  

    The Owyhee River -Photo by Jessica Sall- 

OWYHEE RIVER (Lower): brown trout and hatchery rainbow trout 

Water releases below the dam were at 10 cfs as of Jan 5. The river was clear of ice on Dec. 23 but was very cloudy from the dam downstream to the tunnel. There were lots of fisherman on the river during the week of Dec. 22 and reports indicate that fishing was slow but there were a lot of fish present. A small mid-day insect hatch was observed and fisherman reported using small (size 20 and smaller) flies with some success. 

OWYHEE RIVER (Upper): smallmouth bass and channel catfish 

No recent reports, but fishing is expected to be slow. 

PHILLIPS RESERVOIR: trout, perch 

The reservoir is at 16 percent of capacity. The reservoir is not yet ice-covered. A second batch of tiger muskie were released into the reservoir in early July of 2014. Anglers are reminded that tiger muskie are restricted to catch-and-release only. No harvest or removal from the reservoir is allowed. 

The last stocking of legal-sized rainbow trout occurred late June. In early May, 7,500 tiger trout were released. These fish were 8 to 10-inches when released and should be much larger by winter. As with the tiger muskie, fishing for tiger trout is restricted to catch and release only. 

Launching boats at the Union Creek Campground boat launch is not possible. Launching at the boat launch adjacent to the dam is feasible, but rough due to pot holes in the ramp. 

PILCHER RESERVOIR: trout 

The reservoir closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

POISON CREEK RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout 

Ice has formed at the reservoir, but it is unsafe at this time. The limit is 2 per day; please respect the fishing regulations for the reservoir. 

POLE CREEK RESERVOIR: hatchery rainbow trout 

No recent report. Access to the reservoir may be difficult due to snow, mud or ice. 

SAND AND SCOTT CREEKS: brook trout and brown trout 

Sand and Scott Creeks are very small spring fed streams west of Hwy 97 near the Silver Lake highway junction. Fishing on these small streams is open year-round with bait allowed. Most fish are less than 8-inches long.  

    Brown Trout  -Photo by Patti Abbot- 

SEVENMILE CREEK: brook trout, brown trout, redband trout 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

SKY LAKES AND MOUNTAIN LAKE WILDERNESS: brook trout and rainbow trout 

Access is blocked by snow and all lakes are frozen. 

SHERLOCK GULCH RESERVOIR: rainbow trout 

No recent reports, but fish should be available for anglers to catch. Reservoir is likely frozen. 

SPRING CREEK: redband trout, brown trout and brook trout 

Closed to fishing until May 23, 2015. Significant numbers of redband trout continue to spawn on Spring Creek at Collier State Park and make for great fish watching. 

SPRAGUE RIVER: redband trout, brown trout, largemouth bass and yellow perch 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

NORTH FORK SPRAGUE RIVER AND ALL TRIBUTARIES: brook trout, redband trout, brown trout, bull trout 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

SOUTH FORK SPRAGUE RIVER AND ALL TRIBUTARIES: brook trout, redband trout, brown trout, bull trout 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

SUN CREEK: brook trout, bull trout, brown trout 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

SYCAN RIVER: brook trout, redband trout 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

THOMPSON RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, largemouth bass 

No recent fishing reports but the reservoir is likely frozen. Water levels at the reservoir are lower than normal, but trout and bass are still available for anglers. 

THIEF VALLEY RESERVOIR: trout 

The reservoir was drained by the Lower Powder River Irrigation District in September 2014. The reservoir was not restocked with rainbow trout in November due to low water. No opportunity for ice fishing will exist this winter. Stocking plans for spring 2015 will be dependent on water supply. 

UNITY RESERVOIR: trout, bass, crappie 

The reservoir is at about 11 percent of capacity and is not yet ice-covered. Anglers are reminded that a new regulation restricts the harvest of bass to those under 15-inches long. 

VEE LAKE: rainbow trout 

The lake is likely frozen and inaccessible.  

    Rainbow Trout  -Photo by Kathy Munsel- 

WARM SPRINGS RESERVOIR: smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, perch, rainbow trout 

The reservoir is at dead-pool and fishing is slow. Mud, snow or ice will make accessing the reservoir difficult. 

LOWER WILLIAMSON RIVER: redband and brown trout 

Closed to fishing until May 23, 2015. 

UPPER WILLIAMSON RIVER: redband and brook trout 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

WILLOW VALLEY RESERVOIR: largemouth bass, crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, lahontan cutthroat 

Mud, snow or ice will make accessing the reservoir difficult. 

WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR: crappie, trout 

The water level is now below the boat launch so fishing with larger trailered boats is not possible. The reservoir is not yet ice-covered. 

WOOD RIVER and all tributaries: redband, brown, brook and bull trout 

Closed to fishing until April 25, 2015. 

YELLOWJACKET LAKE: trout 

About 4,000 legal (8 to 11-inches) rainbow trout were stocked into the lake during the week of Oct. 3. Ice has formed on the lake and anglers can drive to the lake, but the ice is currently unsafe for ice fishing. 

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