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ODFW Fishing Report for the Week of Oct. 25 

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CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: redband trout and mountain whitefish. Fishing has been great! Flows should remain consistent around 75 cfs throughout the winter resulting in consistent fishing. A sample of redband trout and mountain whitefish are tagged with a numbered floy tag protruding from the back. Anglers who catch a trout or whitefish with a floy tag are encouraged to release the fish after recording the tag number, fish length and location caught. Anglers can send the information to ODFW at (541) 447-5111 ext. 24 or

CULTUS LAKE: rainbow trout, lake trout. There have been reports of nice rainbow trout and lake trout being harvested from Cultus over the last several weeks.

DAVIS LAKE: redband trout, largemouth bass. No recent reports. Please note, this is a fly-fishing-only lake. Please check your synopsis for the regulations for this water body.

DESCHUTES RIVER: (Mouth to the Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation) steelhead, trout. The Deschutes River is open to angling for steelhead and trout from the mouth upstream to Pelton Dam (river mile 100). Fishing for summer steelhead has been good. Summer steelhead are spread out in good numbers from the Columbia upstream to Warm Springs. In November, more steelhead will be present between the Locked Gate and Warm Springs. Fishing from the mouth upstream to White River may be hampered by poor water visibility. (Lake Billy Chinook to Bend) rainbow trout, brown trout. Flows have increased significantly and anglers are reminded to exercise caution when wading. No recent reports, but there should be good fishing for rainbow and brown trout. Rainbow trout average 10 to 16 inches, while brown trout up to 26 inches are available. Anglers will find better access downstream of Lower Bridge.

EAST LAKE: rainbow trout, brown trout, Atlantic salmon, kokanee. Rainbow trout and large browns cruise the shoreline this time of year in reach of bank anglers.

PAULINA LAKE: brown trout, rainbow trout, kokanee. Rainbow trout and large browns cruise the shoreline this time of year in reach of bank anglers.

PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, black crappie, bass. Anglers continue to report good fishing and have reported catching larger trout than in recent years. Anglers should consult the 2010 Sport Fishing Regulations (page 63) for maximum length requirements and bag limits for both largemouth and smallmouth bass.

WICKIUP RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee, largemouth bass. The water is very low and the only places to launch a boat are off the sandy beaches. Four-wheel drive is a must to pull your boat back out. Rainbow trout and brown trout will be following spawning kokanee to feed on eggs.


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