May 5, 2021
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Looking for a Place to Fish?
Locations that are family-friendly, close to home
Easy Angling Oregon includes 101 family-friendly, biologist-recommended places to take the family fishing throughout the state. Don’t have a lot of time and would like to stay close to home? Here are lots of locations close to , , , , within and on the .
Best Bets for Weekend Fishing
With trout stocking well underway, warmwater fishing heating up with the temperatures, and a few spring Chinook being caught in coastal rivers, this would be a great weekend to hit the water.
- Tillamook Bay, Trask River and Nestucca River are going to be the best opportunities to catch a spring Chinook. Concentrate on the estuaries and lower rivers where fish should be starting to stage.
- Water temperatures are reaching the magical 50s, when bass fishing starts to heat up. Look for good fishing in Emigrant Reservoir, the Willamette River near Albany, the mainstem Umpqua, Henry Hagg Lake, J.C. Boyle Reservoir, Willow Valley Reservoir, Lost River and Campbell Reservoir
- Loon Lake and Lake Maire recently were stocked and would be great places to visit for the weekend.
- Quartzville Creek is going to be stocked this week. Flows are a bit high but still fishable.
- Diamond Lake is ice-free and the fishing has been great. One boat recently reported catching 20 fish.
- Antelope Flat Reservoir has an excellent population of fish averaging 12 inches long and ranging up to 19 inches. It was also recently stocked with even more fish.
- Prineville Reservoir has been stocked this week with 800 trophy trout.
- The Chewaucan River and Deep Creek are at moderate levels due to lower snowpack. Lures and flies are good choices for bringing trout to hand.
- Finally, check the for dozens of waterbodies that have been or are scheduled to be stocked with trout.
Game Bird Regulations
What’s new for 2021-22
The Fish and Wildlife Commissions recently adopted the game bird hunting regulations. Check out what’s new for the 2021-22 season at the top of the game bird sections of this week’s Recreation Report.
New Interagency Map Shows Wildfire Impacts on Recreation
Hunters, anglers and wildlife viewers will be living with the impacts of the 2020 wildfire season for a long time. To help you navigate the status of popular recreation sites, natural resource management agencies in Oregon have released an shows open, closed and reduced service areas on a single map, regardless of reason for closure.