Malheur Reservoir was sampled last fall and had some nice-size rainbows

Malheur Reservoir - Ironside, OR (Malheur County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Malheur Reservoir was sampled last fall and had some nice-size rainbows Most of the trout are in the eight-inch range but there are some much larger 15- to 17-inch fish available as well. ‌

The reservoir is now frozen but use extreme caution if you choose to venture out on early season ice.

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 24th
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John Day River: Weather and river conditions have run the gamut over the past few weeks
Hood River: Steelhead counts over Bonneville have remained low through the first half of January
Detroit Reservoir: Plenty of rain and snow the last few weeks have brought reservoir levels up enough to allow boats to safely launch from Mongold boat ramp
Green Peter Reservoir: Green Peter is about 25 feet above the toe slope of Thistle Creek boat ramp
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Santiam River North Fork Report
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 11,000 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is dropping today and should be in good shape in a day or two
Miami River: Seeing a fair number of wild fish showing up
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River has had fair fishing the past week
Nehalem River: The Nehalem is big and brown today and will likely be high and off color for the week
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork Nehalem saw some good steelhead fishing late last week
Nestucca River: Fishing has been slow on the Nestucca
Trask River: The Trask River is big and brown today and looks like it will stay on the high side all week
Wilson River: The Wilson River saw some decent fishing on Saturday last weekend before blowing out again
Applegate River: The release from the dam is 1,500 cfs, and the temperature at release is 43F
Chetco River: Anglers are crossing their fingers as it appears flows in the Chetco may start to drop for an extended amount of time
Coos River: The steelhead rivers in the Coos Basin are either at a fishable level or should be fishable by the weekend
Coquille River: The North Fork Coquille River has been fishable this week
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is still at 22 percent full and filling very slowly
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is 55 percent full and trout fishing on the ice should continue to be good
Rogue River- Lower: Prior to last weekend's high water, a few winter steelhead had been caught
Rogue River- Upper: Late summer steelhead moving into the hatchery are still available
Ana Reservoir: 6.4 lb. Hybrid at Ana Reservoir
Ana River: Fishing has been slow due to river fluctuations
Beulah Reservoir: Beulah Reservoir is currently 46 percent full
Blitzen River: Flows in the Blitzen have come up substantially in the last week
Burns Pond: The ice on Burns Pond is likely unsafe
Bully Creek Reservoir: Likely be some ice on Bully Creek but it is likely unsafe
Campbell Reservoir: The reservoir is not frozen and is filling fast
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is not frozen
Heart Lake: The lake is iced over, but ice thickness is unknown
Holbrook Reservoir: The lake is iced over, but ice thickness is unknown
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir is now a river
Klamath River - Upper - OR: The lake is 2.7 feet below full pool and 57 percent full
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Removal of JC Boyle Dam has begun
Lake Of The Woods: The lake has thawed. There will likely be no ice fishing this year
Lost River: Cold water temperatures are affecting the fishing

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