Fishing Articles

Dead Horse Lake Fishing Report
by ODFW, AUGUST 9, 2023
Dead Horse Lake

This lake was stocked with 600 trophy rainbow trout mid-July. There is a boat ramp and old dock that will accept medium-size boats. Trolling was excellent recently for trophy and legal-size trout. Bank fishing was also successful for some anglers, but try moving around the lake if you aren't finding fish. This is one of the best lakes to fish...
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Cottonwood Reservoir Fishing Report
by ODFW, AUGUST 9, 2023
Cottonwood Reservoir

Trolling and bank fishing will slow down as the water temperatures increase during the summer. Fishing morning and evenings will be the best option for people wanting to catch rainbow trout. Fishing with flies and lures out of a boat in areas where vegetation is limited is the go-to for this lake.‌ Fishing from the bank can be productive, but try...
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Chewaucan River Fishing Report
by ODFW, AUGUST 9, 2023
Chewaucan River

There have not been any recent fishing reports. Fly-fishing with beadheads is probably your best bet throughout the day with dry fly action in the mornings and evenings. Casting small lures across current can also catch redband trout if fished correctly. This is a great time to camp along the Chewaucan -- just make sure to bring your bug dope....
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Eagle Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, AUGUST 5, 2023
Eagle Lake

We worked a little harder today & sorted thru a few more tui chub than trout.....BUT... 14.9lb 4 fish bag was a blessing. After the brief but big wind last night things changed up a bit this AM ... It took a while for the baitfish to rise but once they did, it was a feeding frenzy & we actually...
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Summer Flows and Heat Waves
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JULY 16, 2023

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

I all had a safe Fourth of July and enjoyed the Holiday, as I did with family.  We are approaching the “Dog Days of Summer” with the usual July “Heat Wave”. The temperatures in the Valley along the Trinity River have been scorchers. Again, we are seeing 105 plus temperatures along the Trinity. Yesterday we saw 108 and expect the same...
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Rogue Bay Fishing Report
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 28, 2023

Rogue River- Lower

According to Martin, salmon fishing has been slow in the Rogue Bay, while boats anchoring above Lobster Creek are catching a few late-arriving springers. “Water temperatures are on the verge of hitting 70 degrees at the Agness gauge, which should force kings to begin holding up in the bay and jump start the troll fishery.” ...
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