Here is the weekly fishing report for selected areas in and around Central Oregon, provided by fisheries biologists for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife:
Antelope Flat Reservoir: Fishing has been slow but anglers are still reporting 18- to 20-inch trout. Fishing should begin to pick up with the cooling weather.
Big Lava Lake: No recent reports but fishing should be good. ODFW has completed trapping operations to remove invasive tui chubs from Lava Lake. The chub removal program is designed to reduce competition with game species and increase the size of trout.
Clear Lake Reservoir: Water levels in the reservoir will be dropping as irrigation demand increases. Trout fishing should remain good, as long as the reservoir permits good access.
Crescent Lake: Kokanee fishing has been good.
Crooked River Below Bowman Dam: Fishing for trout has been good.
Deschutes River (Mouth to the Pelton Regulating Dam): Summer steelhead fishing on the Lower Deschutes is at its best in September. Good numbers of fish are being found by anglers from the mouth upstream to Sherars Falls. Fall chinook and summer steelhead fishing at Sherars Falls is getting good and should only get better as September progresses. Limits of bright fall chinook have been reported already.
East Lake: Fishing is good, and preliminary analysis of recent sampling suggests that fish size is increasing.
Fall River: Fishing is good.
Hosmer Lake: Open to fishing and annual population sampling indicates that Atlantic salmon and brook trout populations are healthy. Fishing on Hosmer is restricted to fly fishing with barbless hooks.
Lake Billy Chinook: Fishing for smallmouth bass has been good. Fishing for kokanee has picked up as the fish are staging in the Metolius arm prior to entering the Metolius River to spawn.
Metolius River: Trout fishing has been good. Insect hatches should offer lots of opportunities for good dry-fly fishing.
Odell Lake: Kokanee fishing good on the lake’s west end.
Paulina Lake: Fishing is good.
Prineville Reservoir: Fishing for bass, crappie and bullhead catfish should be good. Anglers are reporting more bass and larger smallmouth bass than in recent years.
Suttle Lake: Recent fish sampling showed excellent trophy brown trout opportunity.
Wickiup Reservoir: High water will spread out kokanee this fall, but there is opportunity for large kokanee.