Catch rates have been good

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Open for fishing, and catch rates have been good, but be prepared for the mosquitos.

Gold lake is open for fishing from May 22 – Oct 31 annually. Gold lake has special fishing regulations in place that include no retention of rainbow trout, no limit on brook trout, fly-fishing only (has to be a fly rod, no spinning rigs) and barbless hooks. Oregon State Marine Board passed a new regulation in 2020 that allows ELECTRIC motors only on Gold Lake.

Gold Lake is a 100-acre lake located north of the Willamette Pass summit off Hwy. 58 approximately 23 miles southeast of Oakridge.