Fern Ridge Reservoir Fish Report for 5-5-2022
Bass and crappie are available throughout the spring and summer
Fern Ridge Reservoir - Veneta, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
This 9,000-acre lake just 12 miles west of Eugene is the Willamette Basin’s largest water body. Water levels have risen with the recent rains, and all boat ramps including Orchard Park and Richardson Park should be available to launch boats.
For local information regarding the lake and available boat ramps, contact the Lane County Parks Department at 541-682-2000.
Bass and crappie are available throughout the spring and summer. Depending on temperature, warmwater fish such as bass and crappie are beginning to get active this time of year. Look for crappie along the weedy edges on the south side of the reservoir. The south shore around Perkins Peninsula as well as along the face of the dam are good spots.
There is good bank access at several rest stops and campgrounds, and three seasonal boat ramps
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, May 5th
Detroit Reservoir: Anglers have reported catching lots of small Chinook salmon in pursuit of kokanee and trout
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, May 4th
Brownlee Reservoir: Anglers in the Powder River arm have recently had good catches of perch and bass
Oxbow Reservoir: Anglers have been successful catching bass in Oxbow Reservoir
Hells Canyon Reservoir: Bass anglers have had some success on Hells Canyon reservoir
Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Steelhead fishing has closed on the Snake River
Grande Ronde River: Steelhead fishing is closed on the Grande Ronde River
Imnaha River: Steelhead fishing is closed on the Imnaha River
Morgan Lake: Morgan Lake opened for fishing on April 22
Umatilla River: The flows in the Umatilla came up me up in the past week
Wallowa Lake : Fishing has been good for rainbow trout
Wallowa River: Steelhead fishing is closed on the Wallowa River
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: This Saturday, May 7, ODFW will host a free Family Fishing event
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