Owyhee Reservoir Fishing Report

Owyhee Reservoir - Vale, OR (Malheur County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff


Fishing for rainbow trout is possible, but may be slow. The reservoir was sampled at 16 locations in June. Black crappie dominated the sample and averaged 6-8 inches with a few around 10 inches, but nothing larger was captured.

There were lots of little (less than 6-inches) smallmouth bass in the lower part of the reservoir with bigger largemouth above Fisherman’s Cove. A few channel catfish around 10 lbs. were captured, but most were less than 1 lb. Fishing for catfish should be good near Leslie Gulch. Rainbow trout may be available near the dam. The reservoir is 62 percent full as of Oct. 28.    

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