Owyhee Reservoir Fishing Report

Owyhee Reservoir - Vale, OR (Malheur County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-23-2022
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Reservoir temperatures are 65°F in the lower reservoir and reach 71°F around Fisherman’s Cove and the Honeycombs. The crappie spawn is over and they have changed to post spawn behavior, suspending in deeper water and schooling in smaller groups. The persistent angler can locate them and catch enough for a meal.

Anglers targeting bass may catch some with yellow tags near the dorsal fin. ODFW is studying bass movement, condition and angler harvest of bass larger than 12 inches. The tags have a four-digit number and can be reported by phone or on MyODFW.com. Anglers releasing tagged bass should leave the tag in the fish. Bass fishing should be picking up as well.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, June 23rd
: ODFW Recreation Report
Grande Ronde River: Flows on the Grande Ronde River have been dropping
Imnaha River: Trout fishing may be good during periods of moderated flows
Umatilla River: Summer steelhead fishing on the Umatilla River is now closed
Wallowa River: Flows on the Wallowa River probably will be somewhat elevated over the next couple weeks
Lake Billy Chinook: Bass are biting well
Clear Lake: Will be stocked again this week
Coast Fork Willamette River: Was last stocked the week of June 13
McKenzie River: Spring Chinook – This week the fishing conditions look good!
Middle Fork of the Williamette: Middle Fork of The Williamette Report
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook fishing continues to improve on the Nestucca
Trask River: Spring Chinook are in the Trask and spread throughout
Wilson River: Summer steelhead are throughout the fishery
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing the area near the dam may be the way to go
Coos River: Anglers are still catching decent numbers of rockfish
Coquille River: River levels are dropping quickly
Diamond Lake: Fishing has been really good
Eel Lake: Trout fishing at Eel Lake has been decent
Emigrant Reservoir: Water clarity is surprisingly good for this time of year
Empire Lake Lower: Bass fishing is good in Upper and Lower Empire Lake
Galesville Reservoir: Anglers are still catching some really nice trout in Galesville
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Anglers are still catching trout up at Howard Prairie
Hyatt Lake: Very low if any fishing pressure
Rogue River- Upper: Trout fishing is now open in the Rogue
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Trout stockings in the upper river started May 18
Blitzen River: Currently very little fishing pressure
Campbell Reservoir: There are likely no fish in the reservoir
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report

Gamefish limits and gear restrictions lifted for Malheur and Warm Springs Reservoirs, including portions of the Malheur River
Malheur Reservoir

6-22-2022
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