Best Fishing in Oregon

This list represents the most popular fishing in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Henry Hagg Lake

    1 Reviews

    Forest Grove, OR

    Henry Hagg Lake is a 1,200-acre reservoir that provides excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of fish species. Constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation for irrigation and flood control, ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: bank, boat
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    Henry Hagg Lake is a 1,200-acre reservoir that provides excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of fish species. Constructed ...

  • #2 Little North Santiam, Opal Lake

    2 Reviews

    Mill City, OR

    This is one of Oregon’s most consistently surprising scenic roads, with incredibly beautiful streams, waterfalls, lakes, mountain meadows, trailheads, and alpine vistas. Easy to moderate gravel ...
    •  37.2 miles
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    This is one of Oregon’s most consistently surprising scenic roads, with incredibly beautiful streams, waterfalls, lakes, ...

  • #3 Badger Lake

    2 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    A primitive road, with wilderness on either side, leading to a gorgeous glacial cirque lake. Many trails and side trips. The last 6 miles are narrow, very slow, and contain multiple rocks and ...
    •  54.6 miles
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    A primitive road, with wilderness on either side, leading to a gorgeous glacial cirque lake. Many trails and side trips. ...

  • #4 Owyhee River

    0 Reviews

    Nyssa, OR

    This 10-mile stretch of the Owyhee River below Owyhee Dam is a classic tailwater trout fishery, created by regular cold water releases from the Owyhee reservoir. Once considered a remote location ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: bank, wading
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    This 10-mile stretch of the Owyhee River below Owyhee Dam is a classic tailwater trout fishery, created by regular cold water ...

  • #5 Valsetz

    2 Reviews

    Dallas, OR

    This is an interesting and pleasant drive, mostly through intensively managed industrial forest land. The drive includes a visit to the site of an abandoned town and a defunct reservoir in a ...
    •  20 miles
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    This is an interesting and pleasant drive, mostly through intensively managed industrial forest land. The drive includes ...

  • #6 Siletz River

    0 Reviews

    Siletz, OR

    This 70-mile-long coastal stream sports both a winter and summer run of steelhead, along with spring and fall Chinook. It is traditionally one of Oregon’s top steelhead and salmon angling streams. ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: boat, bank
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    This 70-mile-long coastal stream sports both a winter and summer run of steelhead, along with spring and fall Chinook. It ...

  • #7 Detroit Lake

    0 Reviews

    Detroit, OR

    Originally intended as a water storage and flood control reservoir when it went into operation in 1953, Detroit Lake has since became one of western Oregon’s most popular recreational reservoirs. ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: boat, bank
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    Originally intended as a water storage and flood control reservoir when it went into operation in 1953, Detroit Lake has ...

  • #8 Nehalem River and Bay

    0 Reviews

    Nehalem, OR

    Flowing nearly 120 miles from its headwaters deep in the Coast Range mountains, the Nehalem River is a major northwest Oregon steelhead and salmon stream. Chinook salmon begin showing up in Nehalem ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: boat, bank
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    Flowing nearly 120 miles from its headwaters deep in the Coast Range mountains, the Nehalem River is a major northwest Oregon ...

  • #9 Clackamas River

    0 Reviews

    Estacada, OR

    Consistently one of Oregon’s top salmon and steelhead rivers, the Clackamas offers fishing for spring Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and both summer and winter steelhead. The Clackamas River is ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: boat, bank
    •  Guide

    Consistently one of Oregon’s top salmon and steelhead rivers, the Clackamas offers fishing for spring Chinook salmon, coho ...

  • #10 Deschutes River Trail

    3 Reviews

    Dalles, OR

    Take a scenic desert tour in a canyon above the Deschutes River. Visit the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, Goldendale, and the Dalles, and you’ve got an aesthetic, tasty, and interesting weekend. ...
    •  18 miles
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    Take a scenic desert tour in a canyon above the Deschutes River. Visit the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, Goldendale, and the ...

  • #11 Banks-Vernonia State Trail

    0 Reviews

    Banks, OR

    The Banks-Vernonia Trail stretches through the hills east of the Coast Mountains. It’s 35 miles west of Portland, and 52 miles east of the coastal town of Seaside. Both trail endpoints—at Banks ...
    •  21 miles
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    The Banks-Vernonia Trail stretches through the hills east of the Coast Mountains. It’s 35 miles west of Portland, and 52 ...

  • #12 Succor Creek, Leslie Gulch

    1 Reviews

    Nyssa, OR

    Highlights include Succor Creek, a remote and beautiful desert canyon; Leslie Gulch, another canyon marked by towering redrock spires; and the upper end of Owyhee Reservoir, a spectacular rock ...
    •  88 miles
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    Highlights include Succor Creek, a remote and beautiful desert canyon; Leslie Gulch, another canyon marked by towering redrock ...

  • #13 Sparks Lake

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    A good brook trout fishery, clear, shallow Sparks Lake, with its wary fish population, makes for a challenging outing for any fly fisher. Nestled in the Deschutes National Forest against a s ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: canoe, float tube
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    A good brook trout fishery, clear, shallow Sparks Lake, with its wary fish population, makes for a challenging outing for ...

  • #14 Astoria Riverwalk

    1 Reviews

    Astoria, OR

    Portland’s beach resort town of the early 1900s sits on the north-western tip of Oregon, where the Columbia River empties into the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark’s 8,000-mile trek in search of ...
    •  5.1 miles
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    Portland’s beach resort town of the early 1900s sits on the north-western tip of Oregon, where the Columbia River empties ...

  • #15 OC&E–Woods Line State Trail by Klamath Rails-to-Trails Group

    1 Reviews

    Klamath Falls, OR

    Explore the 98-mile OC&E–Woods Line State Trail for its solitude and panoramic views. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, skateboarders, and other nonmotorized travelers have one thing in ...
    •  98 miles
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    Explore the 98-mile OC&E–Woods Line State Trail for its solitude and panoramic views. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, ...

  • #16 Crane Prairie Reservoir

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    One of the famed lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway, Crane Prairie Reservoir is nearly 5 square miles in size and formed by a dam on the upper Deschutes River. A trophy trout fishery, rainbows ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: boat, float tube
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    One of the famed lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway, Crane Prairie Reservoir is nearly 5 square miles in size and formed ...

  • #17 Alsea River

    0 Reviews

    Tidewater, OR

    A renowned western Oregon salmon and steelhead stream, the Alsea River flows over 50 miles from its headwaters in the Coast Range northwest of Eugene to the sea at Waldport. There are a dozen ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: boat, bank
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    A renowned western Oregon salmon and steelhead stream, the Alsea River flows over 50 miles from its headwaters in the Coast ...

  • #18 Springwater Corridor

    0 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    The Springwater Corridor is the major southeast section of a system of nature trails encircling Portland. Ride, walk, or skate the trail to enjoy parks, botanical gardens, and wetlands—not to ...
    •  16.5 miles
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    The Springwater Corridor is the major southeast section of a system of nature trails encircling Portland. Ride, walk, or ...

  • #19 South Fork John Day River

    1 Reviews

    Dayville, OR

    A pleasant backcountry drive along a Wild and Scenic River canyon, truly emerging in the middle of nowhere on an easy, wide gravel road. This is an easy and charming little drive that will get ...
    •  31 miles
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    A pleasant backcountry drive along a Wild and Scenic River canyon, truly emerging in the middle of nowhere on an easy, wide ...

  • #20 Owyhee Canyon, Three Forks

    1 Reviews

    Jordan Valley, OR

    Highlights include the Owyhee Canyon and the confluence of the main, Middle, and North Forks of the Wild and Scenic Owyhee River. Easy-to-moderate for 32 miles, then moderate-to-difficult for ...
    •  71 miles
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    Highlights include the Owyhee Canyon and the confluence of the main, Middle, and North Forks of the Wild and Scenic Owyhee ...