Fishing in Lake of the Woods, Oregon

Fishing in Lake of the Woods, Oregon
Lake of the Woods, Oregon, is a small lake near Klamath Falls near the Deschutes National Forest. Anglers have a range of species to go for at the lake, including perch, crappie, bluegill, bass, catfish and German brown trout. There are a number of ways to fish the lake, including guides, from resorts or self-guided. Make sure to have a valid Oregon fishing licenses when angling in any of the waters in the state.

Lake of the Woods Resort

Lake of the Woods Resort is situated on the namesake lake. Anglers staying at the resort have access to the lake from the shores of the resort. There are boat rentals and fishing gear available to guests. Roe Outfitters is based out of the resort and offer guided fly-fishing and salmon or steelhead trips. Fishing gear is provided during your guided fishing trips, as is all needed tackle, bait or flies. In addition to the lake fishing trips, Roe Outfitters offers private fly-casting instruction.

Lake of the Woods Resort
950 Harriman Route
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8518

Self-Guided Fishing

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife offers fishing updates for Lake of the Woods. There is a public boat launch available at Veteran's Park for anglers wanting to put their own watercraft in the water. According to the ODFW website, hatchery rainbow trout, kokanee, hatchery brown trout, yellow perch, brown bullhead, largemouth bass, crappie and smallmouth bass are in the lake. The updated fishing reports from the ODFW can be found at

Miranda's Guide Service

Miranda's Guide Service offers fish guiding trips and assistance in the Klamath Falls area, including Lake of the Woods. Guides provide fishing gear, tackle and bait. Boat charters are available on a custom-booking basis. You need to provide all of your own warm clothing, rubber boots, lunch, drinks and a camera. Miranda's will arrange location meetings or transportation to fishing sites.

Miranda's Guide Service
30919 Natasha Way
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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