EASTERN OREGON:  Best bet fishing options

EASTERN OREGON: Best bet fishing options

If you are looking get outdoors and enjoy some weekend fishing, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has released some information on the “Best fishing bets for the weekend”
During this “shoulder season” between salmon and steelhead runs, anglers should turn their attention to trout, shad and warm water species. For example,
• Trout continues to be a good bet for the NW Zone – either resident cuts in coastal river/streams, or rainbows that are still available from recent stockings.
• With the current blast of warm summer temperatures, this would be a good weekend to head to the higher (and cooler) elevation lakes in the Umpqua district for trout fishing.
• Bass fishing has been good throughout the South Umpqua River.
• Trout fishing at some of the higher elevation lakes near Mt. Hood will be a good bet. Consider Harriet Lake, Timothy Lake, Trillium Lake, Lost Lake, Laurance Lake, and Mirror Lake, all located within the Mt., Hood National Forest.
• Shad fishing on the Willamette and Columbia is still going strong.
• Bass fishing has been great in the Crooked and Deschutes arms of Lake Billy Chinook.
• Bass and crappie fishing have been good in Ochoco and Prineville reservoirs.
• The Owhyee River is scheduled to be stocked this week with 3,000 legal-size trout.