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All harvest restrictions lifted on Holbrook Reservoir

July 10, 2014

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fishery managers have lifted all bag limits and size requirements on Holbrook Reservoir near Lakeview beginning Friday, July 11.

Under temporary rules announced today the lake is open to fishing for all game fish species from July 11 through December 31, 2014 with the following restrictions:

  • Allowed harvest methods are by hand, dip net, or angling;
  • There are no daily catch and possession limits; and
  • There are no minimum length requirements.

According to Dave Banks, ODFW fish biologist in Lakeview, the area has received only 30 percent of average precipitation this year. As a result, the reservoir is likely to be completely drained to meet irrigation demand.

This fishery at Holbrook Reservoir was created through a memorandum of understanding between ODFW and a private landowner. This is only the third time in the 33-year history of the agreement that the landowner will be unable to maintain minimum water levels to support fish.

Anglers are encouraged to harvest as many fish as they would like before the reservoir is expected to go dry in later this summer.


Dave Banks (541) 947-2950

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