Conditions are excellent for trout fishing

Garrison Lake - Port Orford, OR (Curry County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Conditions are excellent for trout fishing. The lake will stocked in the next week or two with some trophy trout. There is already a good population of carryover trout from last year.‌

Slow trolling with a wedding ring spinner tipped with worms or other type of bait can be very effective. Good numbers of rainbow trout carry over in the lake, along with cutthroat. The best way to fish the lake is by boat, as there is limited shore access. ‌

The 12th street boat ramp has an improved ramp and docks. With higher water in the spring, the walkway onto the boat dock can be covered by water so anglers will need rubber boots to access the dock. Anglers will want to check the weather before heading out, as the lake can be very windy.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Friday, March 15th
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is looking very fishy right now
Miami River: Fishing conditions are good on the Miami River
Necanicum River: The Necanicum should be in good shape through the weekend
Nehalem River: The Nehalem has good catch-and-release opportunities for wild steelhead
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork is slightly on the high side but has good color and is on the drop
Nestucca River: Should drop into great shape by the weekend
Three Rivers: Three Rivers should be dropping into shape
Wilson River: The Wilson is a little high still but is greening up and should be in prime shape tomorrow
Dexter Reservoir: May be increased fishing opportunity for warmwater game fish
Foster Reservoir: The first spring stocking will be in a couple of weeks
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running at around 3,200 cfs at the gauge in Mehama
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 2,000 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Campbell Reservoir: The reservoir is not frozen
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is 30 percent full
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Agate Lake: Agate Reservoir continues to rise and is now 100 percent full
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing will be picking up this week
Chetco River: The final two weeks of the season are here
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout fishing should be good
Coquille River: The North Fork Coquille River should be in good shape during the week
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake is frozen over
Elk River: The few anglers fishing the river are finding steelhead are scattered throughout

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