Central Oregon Fishing, All within 60 – 90 minutes of La Pine, Oregon
Central Oregon fishing spots are just a short drive away from La Pine. Make sure you read the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, and why not grab a friend or family member to go with you? The times and distances listed are from Drake Park in Bend.
Getting off the beaten track If you prefer getting away from the crowds, there are several nearby hike-in lakes that offer calm, quiet and good fishing. The following all are just a short hike away:
- Todd Lake – short .5 mile hike in; brook trout up to 15-inches.
- Blow Lake – good hike-n-fish opportunity for kids; swimming in July and Aug.
- Doris Lake – great day trip; 2.7 mile hike to picturesque lake.
- Deer Lake – good early season fishing for brook and cutthroat trout.
- Lucky Lake – abundant brook trout; moderate 1.3 mile hike.
- Rosary Lakes – series of three hike-in lakes; lowest is a 2.5 mile hike; all are easily fished with a spinning rod.
- Square Lake – popular hike lake-in near Santiam Pass; good catches of brook trout; 2 mile hike.
- Little Three Creeks Lake – short hike from Three Creeks Lake; naturally reproducing brook trout.
- Yoran Lake – challenging 5.3 mile hike from Odell Lake.
If you go, remember:
- Go prepared for a day on the trail and follow all the usual precautions when going for a hike.
- Contact the land manager (usually BLM or Forest Service) before you go to check on trail conditions.
- Unless otherwise specified in the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, all stream fishing is with flies and artificial lures.
- If you choose to fly-fish, consider carrying in a float tube or use a spinning outfit with a casting bobber and fly.
- Check road conditions before you go. Some higher elevation lakes may not be ice-free and accessible until July
Great Fishing In La Pine! Newberry Crater holds two alpine lakes, East Lake and Paulina Lake, that are full of trout and salmon. Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Newberry National Volcanic Monument – Deschutes NF
The Upper Deschutes and Fall rivers are filled with trout. Its 10 miles of trails afford plenty of views for sightseers and wildlife watchers. And, its campground and cabins are next door to a fascinating landscape of past volcanic activity and Cascade mountain wilderness just waiting to be explored.