Best Trout Fishing in Oregon

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Oregon has many great types of fishing, but when it comes down to it, more anglers spend more days chasing trout than any other fish. Oregon is blessed with terrific fishing for native rainbow, cutthroat and bull trout. Introduced species such as brown, lake and brook trout thrive here.

What follows are links that take you to some of Oregon’s best trout fisheries, many of which focus on trophy fisheries.

You also will find a ton of information by going back to the Oregon page and using our interactive map or region/county menu to find places to catch trout wherever you are.

Rainbow Trout

A good sized rainbow trout laid on the ground.

Stocked trout: Find the major stocked waters in all 36 Oregon counties by starting with this map.

Five Top Rainbow Trout Fishing Lakes in Oregon

Detailed information about rainbow trout fishing in select* waters:

*Find LOTS more trout fishing close to home here.

Brown Trout

An angler holding a large brown trout caught in eastern oregon.
Photo courtesy of Carter Reschke

Oregon’s Top Six Trophy Brown Trout Lakes and Reservoirs

Detailed information about brown trout fishing in select waters:

Lake Trout

An angler holding a mackinaw trout caught at cultus lake.
Photo courtesy of Cultus Lake Resort

Best Lake Trout (Mackinaw) Lakes in Oregon

Detailed information about lake trout (mackinaw) fishing in select waters:

Trout anglers also may be interested in:

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For month-by-month ideas of when and where steelhead and other types of fishing are best, see our Oregon Fishing Calendar.

Oregon Resources

ODFW Weekly Fishing Report
ODFW Trout Stocking Schedule
Oregon Fishing Regulations
National Weather Service