Catch rates for largemouth bass and bluegill should be improving

Campbell Reservoir - Lakeview, OR (Klamath County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

BLM, ODFW, and BOR stocked a total of 431 crappie the past two weeks ranging in size from 8 to 14 inches. Please let these crappie spawn. ‌

Catch rates for largemouth bass and bluegill should be improving. The reservoir was dry in summer of 2022. All fish perished. ODFW and BLM have stocked largemouth bass and a few crappie in 2023. Please release all fish as they need to spawn this year to repopulate the reservoir. There might also be a few redband trout around. The reservoir is about 80 percent full. ‌

There is no boat ramp on the reservoir that occurs on public property. Most of the reservoir sits on private property. You can park close to the water and haul a small boat to water's edge on BLM property. Water is slightly turbid but better water clarity than most desert reservoirs. Water temperature is warming fast.

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