Fern Ridge Reservoir Fish Report for 11-3-2022
Fern Ridge Reservoir Report
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. The reservoir water level has dropped below the toe-slope of all four boat ramps so launching a boat off a trailer will not be possible until the spring.
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. 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. This time of year, fishing will be slow due to the fish’s slower metabolism during the colder months. This is primarily a warmwater fishery, but occasionally anglers can induce fish to bite during colder months.
There is good bank access at several rest stops and campgrounds, and three seasonal boat ramps.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
Grande Ronde River: Anglers have been catching steelhead and coho salmon
Morgan Lake: Morgan Lake closed to fishing on Oct. 31
Umatilla River: Umatilla River Fishing Report
Walla Walla River: Steelhead fishing will not be open on the river during the 2022-23 season
Wallowa River: Recently trout fishing has been very good on the Wallowa River
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie closed for the season on Nov. 1
Crooked River: Flows in the Crooked River are projected to increase to 50 cfs
East Lake: Anglers report good fishing
Hosmer Lake: Anglers report that fishing at Hosmer has improved
Laurance Lake: Closed for fishing Oct. 31
Lava Lake: Recent reports of good fishing
Odell Lake: Odell Lake closed for the season
Paulina Lake: Anglers are reporting good kokanee fishing in Paulina Lake
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022
Chetco River: Gear restrictions extended on Chetco, Winchuck rivers
Columbia River: Nov. 9 Joint State Hearing to consider 2023 sturgeon fisheries upstream of Bonneville Dam
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