: DIAMOND LAKE: Anglers should remember to release all trout smaller than 8 inches. Ice fishing has been a mixed bag. Anglers willing to try different depths and setups have been more successful. Please remember to fill out the ice fishing survey forms that can be found at the Marina and inside the resorts double-doors.
Reported by: Oregon D.F.W
Lures & Spinners
About: -Diamond Lake is located just 5 miles north of Crater Lake National Park on highway 138.
Since the early 1900s, Diamond Lake has been the premier trout fishing
destination for generations of Oregonians. An infestation of tui chub in the
early 1950s put a damper on angling for several years until the lake was successfully treated with the fish
toxicant rotenone in 1954 and restocked with rainbow trout. Nearly 40 years of
excellent fishing and water quality followed until chub were again discovered in
the lake in 1992.
Boat launches: 5 public boat
ramps are located on Diamond Lake. The North End Boat Ramp has a concrete jetty
for shoreline fishing and is designed for persons with disabilities. Three fish
cleaning stations are available.
Misc Info: -
Starting May 1, anglers can keep more trout from Diamond Lake for the 2011 season. An ODFW temporary rule May 1 Oct. 27 lets anglers keep eight legal-sized trout per day instead of five. The rule still allows just one trout over 20 inches.