Owyhee Reservoir Fishing Report

Owyhee Reservoir - Vale, OR (Malheur County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Crappie can be found suspending in deeper water and schooling in smaller groups. The persistent angler can locate them and catch enough for a meal. 

No recent reports on bass fishing but there are some very nice largemouth out there.  Smallmouth bass will likely be slightly deeper.

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 Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
Ana Reservoir: Ana Reservoir was stocked early this month
Beulah Reservoir: Beulah Reservoir has now been drained to minimum pool
Blitzen River: Flows in the Blitzen are now around 30 cfs
Bully Creek Reservoir: Reservoir levels are currently very low and dropping fast
Chewaucan River: As the river drops and keeps getting warmer try fishing early in the morning

No steelhead retention in portions of John Day, Umatilla, Walla Walla rivers this fall
John Day River

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