There: Turn west off Hwy 101 about 3 miles south of Florence, follow signs to Cleawox and Jessie M. Honeyman State Park. The park continues on the east side of the highway.
Fisheries: Approximately 20,000 legal-sized rainbow trout are stocked from February through early June and are usually available into July. Crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, brown bullhead and largemouth bass are available year-round.
Information: The lake is flanked by dunes on its west shore and has 82 surface acres. As the water warms, trout may move into deeper (colder) water in the center of the lake and about half-way up the long northwest arm. Good bank fishing is available around much of the lake.
Tackle & Techniques: All lake-fishing techniques can be effective. A common angling technique is to use a small round piece of PowerBait with a weight about 2 feet above the hook. Casting small lures and jigs is also effective.
Facilities: Boat ramp, designated swimming area, drinking water, wheelchair- accessible restrooms with showers, picnic tables, BBQ grills, tent sites, RV hook-ups. Campsite reservations are recommended.
Fees: Yes, for overnight and day use.
Additional Activities: Good early season fishing in Crater, Alder and Buck Lakes in nearby Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Boating and water skiing on Woahink Lake (in Honeyman State Park)); bird watching; off-road vehicle trails; hiking trails through forest, dune and wetland environments. Excellent boat fishing in Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes. Nearby state parks: Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Darlingtonia State Natural Area.
North Coast Watershed District Newport Office – (541) 265-8306 ext. 236 or ext. 224
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Centers —
Reedsport — (541) 271-6000
Florence — (541) 902-8526