Rainbow Trout Fishing is Back!

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has committed to stocking 300,000 rainbow fingerlings yearly. Last year they also stocked Tiger Trout. This year they plan to stock more Tiger Trout and also introduce Brown Trout. The Tigers and Browns are catch and release only.

The limit at Diamond Lake is 5 trout per day, of which one can be 20 inches or more. The 2018 season was one of the best we have seen in recent years. Limits wers caught quickly most within 2 to 3 hours. The fish ranged from 14 to 16 inches with some bigger fish caught occasionally.

man holding up fish