Fishing For Rainbow Continue to Be Good

Wallowa Lake - Joseph, OR (Wallowa County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing for rainbow trout in Wallowa Lake continues to be good. Boats are helpful but fishing from the east shore can be productive. With no recent stocking events, look for fish to have transitioned in diet to natural foods. Fish with artificial flies and lures that mimic natural organisms in the lake. Use baits such as night crawlers, maggots and eggs.

Kokanee fishing has dropped off with and we’ve received reports that fish are staging to spawn. This presents a good viewing opportunity in the Wallowa River above the lake over the next two months.

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