Gerber Reservoir Fishing Report

Gerber Reservoir - Bonanza, OR (Klamath County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The reservoir is frozen. Ice thickness is unknown. Open all year. Fishing is currently slow for all fish. Most yellow perch are small but a few 14 inchers have been caught. A few largemouth bass and brown bullhead are also being captured. Most crappie are likely suspended in deeper water. 

Bureau of Reclamation biologists sampled the reservoir this year. Good numbers of crappie in the 10-inch range and some up to 14-inches have been captured. Largemouth bass catch rates in the nets are unusually high with five captured per net set. Yellow perch are also common with some up to 14-inches.

The reservoir is 52 percent full. Ice fishing should be excellent this year if the lake freezes sufficiently. With current lake levels ODFW expects another good crappie fishery in 2019.

Gerber Reservoir is a turbid reservoir. Bank access is good. Several boat ramps exist on the reservoir. Large bass boats can be launched at the Ben Hall Creek ramp. Most of the reservoir is on BLM property. A campground and fish cleaning facilities exist.

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