Fishing Regulations Updated

Fishing Regulations Updated

This is the time of year when some regulations on our fisheries come into effect and this is a brief overview of what will be coming up in the weeks and months ahead. While the going is good be sure to check out our fishing reports, stop in at the shop, or give us a ring, and we’d be happy to help in any way to get you prepped, and out on the water before locations close. 


Deschutes River:

Upper Deschutes: The Upper Deschutes stretch from Benham Falls to Little Lava Lake closes September 30th for the season and will reopen May 22nd, 2021. 


Lower Deschutes: 

  • Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Res to Pelton closes at the end of the year for fishing and will reopen April 22nd, 2021. 
  • I-84 Bridge to Sherars – Open all year for trout and hatchery steelhead. Chinook fishing ends Oct 31. 
  • Coho closes at the end of the year. 
  • Sherars Falls to Northern Boundary of Warm Springs Reservation open year-round for trout and hatchery steelhead. (Maupin Area, and below)


Cascade Lakes:

Wickiup Reservoir – Closes on Oct 31

Sheeps Bridge Section between Gull Point and Crane Prairie ODFW Markers closed on Sept 1st opens back up on April 22nd, 2021.

Crane Prairie Reservoir – Closes on Oct 31 reopens April 22nd, 2021

East Lake, Hosmer, Paulina, Lava Lakes Open Year Round, but will experience road closures when the snow comes in.


Metolius River:

Fishing Above Allingham Bridge closes on October 31st and will reopen May 22nd, 2021. Barbless Hooks are still required always on the Metolius. 


Fall River: 

Remains Open Year Round, Hatchery is still closed to the public.


Crooked River

Remains Open below Bohman Dam year-round.

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