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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass and rainbow trout at Davis Lake in Oregon.

Davis Lake, OR

One of the top fly fishing only lakes in the Pacific Northwest, Davis Lake is a 3,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, 8 miles west of Gilchrist. Big rainbow trout are the primary draw here, but bass anglers can get the thrill of catching largemouth bass on a fly rod as well.

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Nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon, Davis Lake is a scenic destination that offers anglers a rewarding fishing experience. Known for its productive fishery and tranquil surroundings, Davis Lake attracts anglers seeking a peaceful escape and the opportunity to catch a variety of fish species.

One of the most popular fish species in Davis Lake is the rainbow trout. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, ensuring a healthy population for anglers to target. Rainbow trout in Davis Lake can grow to impressive sizes, providing an exciting challenge for anglers. Fly fishing with nymphs, dry flies, or streamers is a popular technique, while spinners and bait can also be effective in enticing strikes from these beautiful fish.

Davis Lake is also home to brook trout, another prized species among anglers. Brook trout can be found in various sections of the lake, particularly near the inlets and outlets. These colorful fish are known for their aggressive strikes and are often caught using similar techniques as rainbow trout. Fly fishing with small streamers or casting spinners and spoons can yield success when targeting brook trout in Davis Lake.

Before embarking on a fishing trip to Davis Lake, anglers should familiarize themselves with the local fishing regulations, including size and bag limits, as well as any specific rules for the area. It is important to respect these regulations to help maintain the health and sustainability of the fishery for future generations.

Davis Lake in Oregon offers anglers a serene fishing experience in a picturesque setting. Whether you're targeting rainbow trout, brook trout, or simply enjoying the tranquility of the lake, Davis Lake provides a memorable fishing adventure in the heart of Central Oregon's natural splendor.

There are boat launches at East Davis and Lava Flow areas. Canoes, kayaks and motorized boats are allowed, however boat speed is limited to 10 mph. Many areas along over eight miles of shoreline are accessible for bank fishing or fishing from a tube. Heavy snow, with no plowing, makes the lake inaccessible in winter.

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Primary fish species residing in Davis Lake

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Largemouth bass Rainbow Trout

Davis Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is a popular activity on Davis Lake, allowing anglers to explore its serene waters and access prime fishing spots. Motorboats, canoes, and kayaks are all permitted on the lake, providing anglers with the opportunity to navigate different areas and find their preferred fishing locations. It is important to adhere to boating regulations, such as speed limits and safety requirements, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

East Davis Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off NF 850 Road, this is an earthen launch area, with earthen parking.

Lava Flow Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off NF 855 Road, this is an earthen launch area, with earthen parking.

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Camping facilities are available near Davis Lake, offering anglers the chance to extend their fishing trips and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds provide convenient access to the lake, allowing anglers to maximize their fishing time and enjoy peaceful evenings under the stars.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

East Davis Lake Campground - 541 383-5300

Davis Lake OR Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Davis Lake
East Davis Lake Campground
Crescent, OR 97733
541 383-5300


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