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Oregon Trout

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What’s in Season:

  • Several popular trout fishing rivers are open year-round and can provide some great winter fishing. These include the Deschutes, Crooked, Metolius, Fall, Blitzen (downstream of Bridge Creek) and Owyhee rivers. Notice these rivers are on the sunnier side of the state – a good reason for a little winter field trip.
  • When river levels are high, trout often hang out in the slower waters near the banks.
  • Popular Henry Hagg Lake is now open year-round and has been stocked for winter fishing.
  • Most lakes and reservoirs remain open year-round, although access can be limited by ice and snow. Looks for water bodies that have been stocked regularly throughout the spring and summer as these will likely have plenty of fish still available.
  • Ice fishing in Oregon is not as reliable as in the frigid states of the Midwest, but if it gets cold enough there are opportunities for ice fishing on Diamond Lake, Lake of the Woods and several lakes and reservoirs in the eastern part of the state. Check out the Rec Report for updates on ice conditions, and watch this video for some tips on how to be safe on early-season ice.

Learn to FishLearn to Fishwhat you need to know to start fishing

Oregon's Trout Speciesidentification and fishing tips

Trout Stocking Schedules and Mapsweekly trout stocking schedules and Google-based maps showing locations

Weekly Recreation Reportweekly update of fishing conditions for almost 200 water bodies across the state

Trout Fishing in Oregona brief how-to

Family Fishing Eventswe’ll supply the gear, instruction and plenty of stocked rainbow trout to catch

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