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Northeast Zone weekly fishing report

NORTHEAST ZONE FISHING

  • Weekend fishing opportunities
  • Spring has arrived in the Hermiston area, McNary, Hatrock and Tatone ponds continue to be stocked and should provide a good early season fishing opportunity.
  • The road to Magone Lake is open and early season fishing for brook trout should be good.
  • Peach and Roulet ponds will be stocked with larger, one-pound trout this week.

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Aldrich ponds: rainbow trout

These ponds will not open to fishing until May 25.

BULL PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: trout

Access is open and fishing is available for both rainbow and eastern brook trout. Reservoir has not been stocked yet.

GRANDE RONDE RIVER: steelhead, trout, whitefish, bass

Steelhead season closed April 15. The Grande Ronde River will re-open on May 25.

Check river flows

HATROCK PONDS: trout

The ponds have been stocked and the fishing should be good for rainbow trout.

HOLLIDAY PARK POND: trout

Pond was stocked on April 10 with jumbos and legal-sized trout.

IMNAHA RIVER: steelhead, trout, whitefish

Steelhead season closed April 15. The Imnaha River will re-open on May 25.

Check Imnaha River flows.

JOHN DAY RIVER: steelhead

River flows have subsided to fishable levels but the steelhead season above Kimberly closed April 15. This river section will open again for trout on May 25.

The river below Kimberly remains open and bass fishing should be taking off any day.

Check John Day River flows.

LONG CREEK POND, CAVENDER POND: trout

Fish in the 12 to 14-inch size range are being caught at Cavender and 8 to 10 inch in Long Creek pond. Ponds will be stocked with rainbow in May.

MAGONE LAKE: rainbow and brook trout

Access to the lake is now open and the ice has melted. Fishing for brook trout is good. The Lake will be stocked with rainbows in May.

MARR POND: surplus steelhead

Surplus steelhead have been stocked in Marr Pond offering a great opportunity for young anglers to catch a large fish. No harvest card is needed as these fish are considered trout when placed in lakes and ponds however, an angling license is still required. Try fishing with a bobber and bait hung mid water column or casting large spinners.

McKAY RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, yellow perch

Spring-like weather attracted lots of anglers over the weekend and fishing was fair for rainbow trout. Water levels are high enough to make both boat ramps usable. Anglers are reminded of the new bass regulation; 5 bass per day, with only 1 over 15 inches and only 1 may be a largemouth bass.

McNARY PONDS: trout

The ponds have been stocked and fishing should be good for rainbow trout.

MORGAN LAKE: trout, bullheads, bass

Opens for fishing April 27.

OLIVE LAKE: rainbow and kokanee

Access remains blocked by snow to passenger vehicles but may be accessed by snowmobile. Ice-fishing is not recommended.

PEACH POND (Ladd Marsh): rainbow trout

The pond was stocked with legal-sized rainbow trout in early April and will be stocked with larger one- pound trout this week.

ROULET POND: rainbow trout

The pond was stocked with legal-sized rainbow trout in early April and will be stocked with larger one-pound trout this week.

ROWE CREEK RESERVOIR: rainbow trout

The water level is low. No recent fishing report. Reservoir is scheduled to be stocked with catchable rainbow trout in May.

Schneider Wildlife area ponds: rainbow trout

Wiley pond is now open for those willing to walk the 2 miles. Twelve-inch rainbow are being caught. Aldrich Gulch Pond is also open and requires a 1 mile hike.

TATONE POND: trout

The pond has been stocked and fishing should be good for rainbow trout.

TROUT FARM POND: rainbow and brook trout

Fishing for rainbow and brook trout is fair. Access is now open to vehicles.

UMATILLA RIVER: spring chinook

Spring chinook season is open but is off to a slow start. Water conditions are currently high and muddy. Anglers are reminded of the end of steelhead season on April 15.

Updated Threemile Dam fish counts.

WALLOWA LAKE: rainbow trout, kokanee, lake trout

The ice is completely off of Wallowa Lake. Docks have been installed at both ends of the lake and the fishing cleaning station near the marina is operational. Fish are still slow to bite, and we expect conditions to improve during the next month.

WALLOWA RIVER: steelhead, trout, whitefish

Steelhead season closed April 15. The Wallowa River will re-open on May 25.

WILLOW CREEK RESERVOIR: Trout, crappie

Trout angling should be fair, crappie fish should improve as water temperatures warm.

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