Many Trout Fisheries Close or Change After October 31st

Many trout fisheries close Oct. 31

While many popular trout fisheries close for the season on Oct. 31, there are several rivers that are open to trout fishing year-round – as are most lakes and reservoirs. To be sure what’s open this weekend, and what’s not, check the Sport Fishing regulations. Read further for additional information.

Southwest Zone – Howard Prairie and Hyatt Reservoirs are closed to angling after October 31st. Lemolo Reservoir goes to catch and release fishing for brown trout from November 1st through December. Daily limit on other trout species remains five trout per day during November and December.

Plat I Reservoir goes to catch and release bass fishing beginning November 1st and running through November, December, January and February.

Central Zone – With few exceptions streams in Central Oregon are closed to fishing after October 31st, while lakes, unless specifically mentioned in the regulations booklet are open all year. Some of the lakes that are closed to fishing after October include the Metolius Arm of Lake  Billy Chinook, Crane Prairie Reservoir, East Lake, Odell Lake, Paulina Lake, Lake Simtustus and Wickiup Reservoir.

Central Oregon streams that remain open all year include the Crooked River, Deschutes River and the Metolius River.

When in doubt – check the current sportfishing regulations booklet published by the ODFW.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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