Lake Outlook

AGATE - Fishing for largemouth bass has slowed as water temperatures cool.

Crappie anglers can do best wind-drifting night crawlers or small jigs in deeper water. No gas motors are allowed on the lake.

APPLEGATE - Trout fishing is fair to good near the dam and off points, but the effort remains light.

Worms, Panther Martin lures and small streamer flies work best now for anglers anchoring and casting around the Copper boat ramp. Trolling remains slow. Bass fishing has tapered off as water levels drop and cool.

Anglers can keep up to five rainbow trout or stocked salmon a day, but only one fish can be more than 20 inches long. Also, no bass between 12 and 15 inches can be kept, and only one bass larger than 15 inches can be kept.

DIAMOND - The lake's last flurry of trout fishing for the year should be good.

Still-fishing in deep water with chartreuse or orange PowerBait is the best choice for the remaining big trout in the lake. Troll Needlefish during the day for smaller trout. The lake closes to all angling Nov. 1.

EMIGRANT - The recent cold fronts slowed the bass bite, but some good catches have been reported on calm days around sunken willows and brush with jigs or buzz baits. The top-water bite has halted.

Perch catches remain fair in the south end of the lake.

Crappie fishing is slow for those wind-drifting jigs under bobbers. The lake remains open year-round.

A health advisory has been issued about eating all but trout from the lake because of elevated mercury levels in fish sampled from the lake.

FISH - Fishing for stocked rainbow trout has been fair with PowerBait near the resort and in the cove near the Forest Service boat ramp. Some rainbows are feeding on small chub fry near shore. Try chub-looking lures or small brown streamer flies for these. Fresh trout were stocked last month.

HOWARD PRAIRIE - Late-season trout anglers are doing well in deeper waters along the far end of the lake.

Lots of fish in the 14-inch range now. Trolling Triple Teasers and streamer flies can work well all day. Still-fishing has slowed somewhat, and pressure is light amid cold fall weather. Largemouth bass fishing is slow. The lake closes to all angling Nov. 1.

HYATT - Largemouth bass fishing is tapering off vastly in the past two weeks as colder water has bass very sluggish. Large schools of small bass remain in the coves and in deeper water looking for pockets of warm water. Trolling for larger holdover trout is fair to good, with Triple Teasers and Tasmanian Devils the best first choices in lures. The lake closes to all angling Nov. 1.

LOST CREEK - Trout fishing is very good as anglers are targeting the 7,500 legal-sized rainbow trout stocked earlier this month at the marina.

Anglers are using pink, yellow, or orange colored PowerBait while focusing for trout near the rock face on the opposite side of the lake from the marina. Trollers working small spinners or casting small spinners while wind-drifting is also working.

Smallmouth bass fishing has cooled as the fish are headed deep in search of warmer water. The lake still has risen about three feet since last week after rain melted high-elevation snow that fell last week. Fly-fishing with poppers and streamers has slowed for smallmouth near the dam. Winds and cool weather have chased many people from the lake.

SELMAC - Fishing is fair for largemouth bass with grubs and Sinkos. Trout fishing is slow, but some hold-over, legal-sized trout remain in the mix. Effort is light.

KLAMATH - Big trout have moved off the springs and are dispersing throughout the lake.

Fly-fishing with streamers or casting chub-like plugs has been good.

LAKE BILLY CHINOOK - Angling is slow for bull trout. A few anglers are having success for rainbow trout and brown trout on the Deschutes River arm.

LAKE OF THE WOODS - Fishing is fair for largemouth bass, crappie, smallmouth bass, kokanee and brown trout.

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