NORTHEAST ZONE FISHINGLook for rainbow trout in deeper water as water temperatures warm up. Kokanee at Wallow Lake can be found trolling at 35 to 50 feet deep. Lures or worm and bobber can be effective from the bank.
CUTSFORTH POND: The pond was stocked in May and June with legal-sized and trophy-sized trout. Fishing success is being affected by warm water temperatures.
HONEYMOON AND TEPEE PONDS: These small quarry ponds are located on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, north of Enterprise and accessed via the 46 Road. They have been stocked with legal size rainbow trout.
JOHN DAY RIVER:Smallmouth bass angling was good. Water will clear with the return of dry weather. Streamflow at the time this report was filed measured 881 cfs at Service Creek which is good level for angling, although it is rising.
JUBILEE LAKE: Fishing is good for 8 to 12 inch rainbow trout. Boat anglers have done the best catching the trophy-sized fish on the north side of the lake.
KINNEY LAKE: The Lake is open and has been well stocked. Trout angling is good. Rainbow trout to several pounds, most in the 8 to 12 inch range, conditions are good and should remain so, bank angling only, use lures or bait and bobber.
LADD POND: Fishing has been poor. Pond was stocked several times this spring.
LONG CREEK POND, SEVENTH STREET POND, ANSON WRIGHT POND, MORROW COUNTY OHV PARK PONDS, MCHALEY POND AND BRANDON'S POND: Have all been stocked with legal sized rainbow trout.
MAGONE LAKE: Angling success for brook and rainbow trout is fair. The most successful anglers are fishing relatively deep.
MCKAY RESERVOIR: The reservoir is approximately 70 percent full and being drawn down. Fishing for crappie and perch has improved. The best angling has been in the evenings after sunset.
MCNARY, HAT ROCK AND TATONE PONDS: These ponds were stocked with legal-sized trout March through June. Angling success will decline as water temperatures increase.
PENLAND LAKE: trout-Fishing is good for rainbow trout 10 to 13 inches with an occasional fish in the 13 to 18 inch range. The bite will slow down as water temperatures warm.
ROULET POND: Pond was stocked several times this spring. No report as of July 3, 2007 on current success.
SALT CREEK AND MCGRAW PONDS: Small forest setting ponds southeast of Joseph, off the 39 Road, stocked with legal rainbow trout up to 12 inches,use lures or bait and bobber, great places to get away on hot days.
WALLOWA WILDLIFE AREA POND: Trout-angling is fair to good. The pond has been stocked with legal size rainbow trout.
UMATILLA FOREST PONDS: All ponds north of Ukiah and along the Summit Road have been stocked and fishing is fair. However, warm water temperatures will slow down the bite. The highest elevation ponds will be the best bet through July. For more information contact the Pendleton ODFW office at 541-276-2344.
UMATILLA RIVER:The spring chinook season is closed. Open for warm water game fish. Trout angling is open above the Reservation boundary but is restricted to artificial flies and lures. All fish must be safely released.
WALLOWA LAKE Fair angling for kokanee to 15 inches and good for stocked rainbow trout to several pounds, lake conditions are good, windy days can be a challenge, try the north end for kokanee and the south end for rainbow, boat angling is best but the southeast shore can be productive for rainbow and kokanee. Most fish are caught with troll gear, flashers followed up with a wedding ring and maggots, corn, or worms. Kokanee anglers are having their best success trolling at 35 to 50 feet deep. Lures or worm and bobber can be effective from the bank.
WALLOWA AND IMNAHA RIVERS: Flows are receding and fishing conditions are good. Expect fair to good angling for trout.
WILLOW CREEK RESERVOIR: The reservoir will be stocked with fingerling rainbow trout this week. Bass and catfish angling is good.
In the Grande Ronde Valley, spring birds are on the wing and Juneís calves are afoot. Immature bald eagles can be seen from the boat ramp at Pilcher Reservoir, about 20 miles south of La Grande.