Ice Fishing Derby on April 15
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
There have been some anglers catching some nice trout through the ice. The weather is warming so the ice might start breaking up. As always follow ice fishing safety tips. There is also an ice-fishing derby going on now through April 15, hosted by the Umpqua Fisheries Enhancement Derby.
Anglers should check with the Umpqua National Forest (541-498-2531) for information on camps and ramps. Seasonal closures are occurring for campgrounds and boat launches. Anglers can check fishing and water conditions at Diamond Lake on the Diamond Lake Resort Facebook page, or call 541-793-3333 for updates. Diamond Lake is open year-round.
Diamond Lake has been stocked with tiger and brown trout. These fish are intended to assist in controlling illegally introduced tui chub. These trout are catch-and-release only and need to be released immediately and unharmed if caught.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, April 8th
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing Should Be Good
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout & Bass Fishing Should Be Good