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Oregon Bass Fishing

All about fishing for spotted, redeye, shoal, smallmouth and largemouth bass in Oregon lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Oregon

The major lakes with a healthy population of bass include Brownlee Reservoir, Crane Prarie Reservoir, Crump Lake, Davis Lake, Fern Ridge Reservoir, Lake Billy Chinook, Lake Owyhee, Phillips Lake, Prineville Reservoir, Siltcoos Lake, Tahkenitch Lake, Tenmile Lake and Warm Springs Reservoir. Other ponds and small lakes also contain bass. The Columbia River, Coos River and others also offer bass fishing opportunities.

Fishing for bass In Oregon

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

OR State Record: 12 lbs 2 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

OR State Record: 8 lbs 2 oz

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Bass fishing lures

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 Prarie, Dorena Reservoir, Green Peter Reservoir, Cottage Grove Reservoir, all of these locations are excellent largemouth bass fisheries.

Bass fishing in Oregon

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.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Beaver State.

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Catch big bass!

A private pond produced the OR state record largemouth bass and the Oregon state record smallmouth bass came out of Henry Hagg Lake.

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Bass fishing information, by state.


Learn the lifecycle of a 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. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

Bass boats and boat rentals

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Best bass fishing lakes in Oregon!