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Fishing Spots

Go fishing in Oregon for trophy-size bass, Sturgeon, Pacific Halibut, Rainbow Trout, Chinook salmon and the celebrated Steelhead. With eight rivers, 249 lakes and direct access to the Pacific Ocean, the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is a sports fishing paradise.

For anglers planning a sports fishing trip to Oregon or for those just seeking a lazy afternoon soaking up serenity beside the water, we've compiled a list of some of the best local fishing spots (PDF).

How to Fish in Oregon

Fishing regulations vary by season and region, so please review the current guidelines when obtaining your Oregon Fishing License. Licenses are available on a daily or annual basis and required for all anglers over the age of 13 years old. We recommend exploring Oregon's many lakes and rivers with an experienced fishing guide.

  • Oregon Tide Tables - Check local tide tables for crabbing, clamming and tide-pooling.
  • Adventure Center in Springfield - Stop by for fishing guidance, brochures, maps and to purchases forest, park and recreational passes (NOTE: fishing licenses must be purchased directly from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife).
  • Family Fishing Days - Event dates scheduled at stocked ponds around Oregon designed to teach kids how to bait, cast and reel in their catch. Fishing licenses required for participants older then 13 years.
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(150 acres/61 ha) Situated next to the Willamette River near Valley River Center. This ecosystem has become a favorite spot for bird watching, fishing and walking. Fish species: bluegill, largemouth

Off Delta Hwy,  Eugene  OR  97402 
P: 541.682.4800

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The Siuslaw River headwaters are in the hills west of Eugene, and the river winds its way westward to the Pacific, passing through Mapleton and paralleling sections of Hwy 126. It is approximately

Siuslaw River,  Florence  OR  97439 

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Located 6.5 miles north of Florence, west of Hwy 101. Good fishing for stocked rainbow trout in spring. Bank fishing from trail along lake. Access from USFS Alder Dune Campground. Residential

Hwy 101,  Florence  OR  97463 

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(975 acres/395 ha) Located near Blue River on Highway 126. Boat ramps at Lookout Creek and Saddle Dam. Fish species: hatchery rainbow trout and steelhead.

Rd 15 (East of Blue River on Hwy 126),  Blue River  OR  97413 

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(28 acres/11 ha) This lake is located south of Florence, west of Highway 101. Fish species: largemouth bass, yellow perch and hatchery rainbow trout.

Hwy 101,  Florence  OR  97439 

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Cottage Grove Lake is popular for swimming, boating and waterskiing. It also offers some of the best fishing in the state for largemouth bass, hatchery rainbow trout and brown bullhead catfish.

London Rd,  Cottage Grove  OR  97424 
P: 541.942.2411

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(1/4–1 acre/.1-.4 ha) A group of six ponds located east of Cottage Grove on Row River Road. Fish species: hatchery rainbow trout, bluegill and crappie.

South of Row River,  Cottage Grove  OR  97424 

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(1,300 acres/526 ha) Reservoir is near Blue River, south of Highway 126 on Aufderheide FS Road 19. Boat ramps at Cougar Crossing, Echo, Slide Creek and Sunnyside. Fish species: largemouth bass,

Hwy 126,  Blue River  OR  97413 

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Crowned by the Lowell Covered Bridge Interpretive Center, this calm reservoir is popular for boating, sailing and rowing. There are several boat ramps and docks at parks on both sides of the lake.

Lowell,  Lowell  OR  97452 

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Located in the rolling hills east of Cottage Grove, Dorena Reservoir is popular for swimming, boating, water skiing and camping. Fish for largemouth bass, brown bullhead catfish, white crappie,

Shoreview Dr,  Cottage Grove  OR  97424 

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Located 6.5 miles north of Florence, west of Hwy 101. Good fishing for stocked rainbow trout in spring. Bank fishing form trail along lake. Access from USFS Alder Dune Campground. Residential

Hwy 101,  Florence  OR  97463 

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On the Middle Fork of the Willamette River with 847 acres of wooded park land great for fishing, birding, horseback riding, trail running, hiking and mountain biking. Ten miles of Equestrain-friendly

Wheeler Rd,  Dexter  OR  97431 
P: 800.551.6949

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(1-2 acres/.4-.8 hectares) Located between Junction City and Eugene, west of Hwy 99. Fish species: hatchery rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish.

Hwy 99,  Eugene  OR  97402 

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(1–2 acres/.4-.8 ha) Located between Junction City and Eugene, west of Highway 99. Fish species: hatchery rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish.

Hwy 99,  Junction City  OR  97448 

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(Lower Falls) Double waterfall that totals 30-50 feet (9-15 m). (Falls Creek Falls) 40-60 foot (12-18 m) drop visible from trail. (Upper Falls) Descends 50-80 feet (15-24 m). Near Diamond Creek Falls

Cician Lake Trail #3662,  Fall Creek  OR  97452 

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