The lake is up to 35 feet deep in places

Heart Lake - Bly, OR (Lake County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Heart Lake was stocked with 500 trophy and 1,000 legal rainbow trout recently. Fishing was fantastic for folks trolling lures and flies this past weekend! The boat ramp is very poor but is still available for smaller lightweight boats and this is about the best way to target these trout. Bank fishing with bait is also fair. The lake is up to 35 feet deep in places so when casting bait from the bank sometimes it’s best to hold off on the power casts.

In September of this year Heart Lake will be lowered and treated with rotenone to kill off the illegally introduced brown bullhead. These fish have exploded in this lake resulting in poor condition of rainbow trout and low overwinter survival. Hopefully once it is restored no one will reintroduce brown bullhead as resources aren’t available to keep treating it.

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