The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In Oregon
It's hard to drive anywhere in Oregon without seeing trout waters.
Most rivers, streams, creeks and ponds contain trout. The major
lakes with trout fishing include Agency Lake, Aspen Lake, Beulah
Reservoir, Bluejoint Lake, Brownlee Reservoir, Crane Prarie Reservoir,
Crater Lake, Crescent Lake, Davis Lake, Detroit Lake, Drews Reservoir,
Fern Ridge Reservoir, Green Peter Lake, Hart Lake, Lake Billy Chinook,
Lake Owyhee, Odell Lake, Phillips Lake, Prineville Reservoir, Siltcoos
Lake, Tahkenitch Lake, Tenmile Lake, Upper Klamath Lake, Waldo
Lake, Warm Springs Reservoir and Wickiup Reservoir.
Visit the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for information
stockings in Oregon.
The Deschutes River produced the Oregon state record brook trout
and the state record brown trout was taken out of Paulina Lake.
Lake Billy Chinook was home to the state record bull trout and
Siltcoos Lake served up the state record cutthroat trout. The OR
state record golden trout came from Eagle Cap Wilderness and
the state record lahontan trout was caught out of the Malheur River.
The Oregon state record lake trout came from Odell Lake and the
state record rainbow trout came out of Rogue River. The Columbia
River produced the state record steelhead trout.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in Oregon.