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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon at Odell Lake in Oregon.

Odell Lake, OR

Breathtaking views surround Odell Lake, which is a 3,600-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, 3 miles north of Crescent Lake, OR. Fishing enthusiasts traverse the 13 miles of shoreline and fish for trout and salmon.

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Odell Lake, located in the Deschutes National Forest of Central Oregon, is a popular fishing destination known for its pristine waters and diverse fish populations. The lake offers anglers a chance to reel in some impressive catches while enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding area.

One of the main attractions of Odell Lake is its excellent trout fishing. The lake is home to a thriving population of kokanee salmon, which provide anglers with exciting angling opportunities. Kokanee are known for their acrobatic jumps and delicious pink flesh. Trolling with downriggers and using lures such as hoochies, dodgers, or small spoons can be productive when targeting kokanee in Odell Lake.

Rainbow trout are another popular species in Odell Lake, offering anglers a rewarding fishing experience. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, ensuring a healthy population for anglers to pursue. Fly fishing with nymphs or dry flies, as well as trolling or casting with lures and bait, can be effective in enticing strikes from rainbow trout.

Before heading out to fish in Odell Lake, it's important to check the local fishing regulations, including any size and bag limits, as well as any specific rules for the area. Respecting these regulations helps maintain the sustainability of the fish populations and ensures a positive fishing experience for all.

Odell Lake in Oregon offers anglers a serene fishing experience in a picturesque setting. Whether you're targeting kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, or simply enjoying the tranquility of the lake, Odell Lake provides a memorable fishing adventure in the heart of the Deschutes National Forest's natural wonders.

Most of the shoreline is accessible for fishing from the bank. There are several boat launch ramps for launching pleasure and fishing boats. Many of the public areas provide access for portage of canoes, kayaks and other small watercraft. At least three campgrounds are close by the water. The Shelter Cove Resort & Marina has camping, dining, lodging and shopping is open during the fishing season.

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Primary fish species residing in Odell Lake

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Rainbow trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon

Odell Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Odell Lake, providing anglers with convenient access to different fishing areas. Motorboats, kayaks, and canoes are all permitted on the lake, allowing anglers to explore its vast expanse and find their preferred fishing spots. It is important to adhere to boating regulations and practice proper safety measures while enjoying the lake's waters.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Odell Lake Lodge & Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and canoes
541 433-2540

Shelter Cove Resort & Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
541 433-2548

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Odell Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off E Odell Lake Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited, paved parking.

Odell Lake Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off State Route 58, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Trapper Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, south side, off NF 5810 Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited, paved parking.


Odell Lake Full Service Marina
21501 East Odell Road
Crescent, Oregon 97733
541 433-2540

Click here for a Oregon Fishing License.

Camping facilities are available near Odell Lake, allowing anglers 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 by the water.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Shelter Cove Resort Campground - 541 433-2548

Trapper Creek Campground - 541 338-7869

Princess Creek Campground - 541 383-5300

Odell Lake OR Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Odell Lake
Shelter Cove Resort & Marina
27600 W. Odell Lake Rd, Hwy 58
Crescent Lake, OR 97733
541 433-2548


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