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Diamond Lake

Diamond Lake boasts some of the state’s best trout fishing. Big fish, big lake, big views – Diamond Lake has it all! Spend a day at Oregon’s Gem of the Cascades or stay a while at the Diamond Lake Resort or Forest Service Campgrounds.

Diamond Lake is stocked with rainbow trout that grow fat on summertime bug hatches. Tiger and brown trout are stocked to prey on invasive fish and are catch-and-release angling only. The lake is open year-round, including ice fishing. Some of the best fishing is after ice-off in April, May and early June. Fall fishing is also fabulous – and peaceful – when tourist season slows and water temperatures begin to cool.

Bank anglers can fish near the resort, near Lake Creek and throughout Forest Service Campgrounds. The best boat fishing is on the south end of the lake near Silent Creek and on the north end in deep waters. Trolling with a variety of spinners and lures is effective. When anchored near Silent Creek or Lake Creek, try flies or PowerBait.

2020 Fishing Information

*Please note, due to COVID-19, some campgrounds are closed.The Diamond Lake North and South campgrounds and restrooms around the lake are closed until September 30 unless rescinded sooner reopen June 26. Advance reservations are required at www.recreation.gov, please contact the Umpqua National Forest for information Boat ramps are open. Please check with the Umpqua National Forest.

  • 300,000 rainbow trout fingerlings stocked.
  • 15,000 tiger trout and 20,000 brown trout stocked for invasive species control and are catch-and-release only.
  • Rainbow trout limit: Daily limit is 5 rainbow trout with one over 20 inches and 3 daily limits in possession. 
  • ILLEGAL TO USE LIVE FISH FOR BAIT!
  • Report anyone using live fish for bait to Oregon State Police at 541-440-3334 or the TIP line, 1-800-452-7888.

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