Diamond Lake Opener (Ice) Fishing Report


To say the fishing was good at Diamond Lake on opening morning is an understatement.

ODFW predictions of hundreds of thousands of hungry trout have proven to be very true so far. Over 150 anglers made the trip to a frozen Diamond Lake on Saturday morning, April 23rd. Nearly all were rewarded with nice catches of rainbow trout.


Rainbow, chartreuse, fluorescent orange and red PowerBait were the best choices to tempt trout from the frigid lake waters.

The best area was right out in front of Diamond Lake Lodge in 20 to 30 feet of water. Anglers dropped their baits down very slowly to avoid tangling the floating PowerBait in their main lines.

Good catches were also reported using white and chartreuse jigs at the “Cheese Hole” ½ mile north of the resort.

Three feet of snow still covers Road 4795 leading from the resort to the south end of the lake where anglers will find some open water.


All USFS campgrounds and boat ramps are still closed due to late season snow fall. Dry camping is available at Diamond Lake Resort.

When venturing out on the ice please wear a life jacket. The ice is not all the same thickness everywhere on the lake. There are thin spots left over from the warm weather in late January.

You can call our marina (800-733-7593 x 238) for up to the minute reports or check out our website at diamondlake.net and click on the fishing report.


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