What’s Fishin’ In Oregon (5-11-11)

It’s a’melting — but not fast enough.

Right now Diamond Lake is a giant “slurpy,” says Rick Rockholt of the resort on the famed Oregon Cascades fishery, too iffy to ice fish and not open enough for boating.

Well, that’s not entirely true. A photo he sent along this afternoon does show some open water at the north ramp — at least 12 feet of it. So trolling will be a bit tight.

Rockholt reports the lake — still 99 percent iced over — has been bereft of anglers all this week, but before the ice got poor, some did manage to drill through it and bring in some rainbows.

KATY, STEPHEN AND DANIEL HUNTER OF UMPQUA, ORE., FISHED THROUGH HOLES IN THE ICE JUST SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE IT BECAME TOO UNSAFE TO GO OUT ON. (DIAMOND LAKE RESORT).

For updates, watch his Web site, diamondlake.net.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of other fishing options around Oregon this weekend, starting with the big all-depths halibut fishery.

For more, see ODFW’s weekly Recreation Report!

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