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Oregon Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in Oregon lakes and streams.

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OR Trout Fishing Waters

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, Diamond 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 Lakes, Upper Klamath Lake, Waldo Lake, Warm Springs Reservoir and Wickiup Reservoir.

Visit the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for information about trout stockings in Oregon.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Oregon Trout Records

Rainbow trout fishing in OR

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 cutthroat 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 Oregon state record steelhead trout.

Fishing for steelhead in Oregon

Steelhead Fishing


World record: 42 lbs 0 oz

OR State Record: 35 lbs 8 oz

Fishing for trout in Oregon

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

OR State Record: 28 lbs 0 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

OR State Record: 9 lbs 8 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

OR State Record: 9 lbs 6 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

OR State Record: 28 lbs 5 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout (Mackinaw)

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

OR State Record: 40 lbs 8 oz

Golden Trout

Golden trout

World record: 11 lbs 4 oz

OR State Record: 7 lbs 10 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Oregon waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best trout fishing in Oregon!