Guide To The Best Bass Fishing Lakes In Oregon
Fish for spotted, redeye, shoal, smallmouth and largemouth bass in OR. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing.
Bass Lakes In Oregon
The major lakes with a healthy population of bass include Brownlee Reservoir, Crane Prairie Reservoir, Crump Lake, Davis Lake, Fern Ridge Reservoir, Green Peter Lake, Lake Billy Chinook, Lake Owyhee, Phillips Lake, Prineville Reservoir, Siltcoos Lake, Tahkenitch Lake, Tenmile Lakes, Warm Springs Reservoir and Wickiup Reservoir. Other ponds and small lakes also contain bass. The Columbia River, Coos River and others also offer bass fishing opportunities.
Bass In Oregon
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 12 lbs 1.6 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 8 lbs 1.76 oz
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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Oregon
When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and stickbaits are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.
Oregon State Record Bass
The state record largemouth bass was caught from Ballenger Pond.
The state record smallmouth bass came from Henry Hagg Lake.
Local Bass Tournaments
Some of the Oregon waters preferred by tournament fisherman include the Columbia River, Willamette River, and Umpqua River for some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the world. Hagg Lake has the state record smallmouth but can be a very tough lake. It does have half of the lake reserved as a no wake zone and the other half for water sports so it is popular. Tenmile lake and all the coastal lakes, Crane Prairie, Dorena Reservoir, Green Peter Reservoir, Cottage Grove Reservoir, all of these locations are also excellent largemouth bass fisheries.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Oregon.
Bass fishing basics video.
Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Beaver State.
Catch big bass!
Bass fishing information by state.
The lifecycle of bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Oregon bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.