Wallowa Lake is Open

Wallowa Lake - Joseph, OR (Wallowa County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Wallowa Lake is open, and anglers are starting to catch a few early kokanee. As spring approaches, fishing for trout that held over from the previous year’s stocking can pick up. Catching these fish may take some time, but they are often much larger. Fish natural baits as stocked fish have typically learned to eat natural food by this time.

Spring is a good time to fish for lake trout as they’re active and can sometimes be found in the shallow areas. Methods typically involve good electronics, downriggers, and sometimes jigging.

At this time, the boat dock on the north end (County Park) of the lake has been installed, but not on the south end (State Park).

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 12th

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