Fishing Lake Billy Chinook

There aren't many places in Oregon where you can specifically target Bull Trout - but this is one of them. Large bull trout are the primary target of most fishermen on this section of water. There are two arms that provide good fishing, the Metolius arm and the Deschutes arm with water feeding each river accordingly.

Lake Billy Chinook Fishing Regulations

  • Metolius Arm: Open Mar 1 - Oct 31
  • Metolius Arm: Closed to all angling from the cable car crossing on the Metolius River to a signed point approximately 350 yards downstream.
  • Metolius Arm: Tribal angling permits are required. See the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs information.
  • Metolus Arm Regulations include all regulations below
  • Trout limit may include one bull trout, 24 inch minimum length.
  • Rainbow trout over 20 inches and kokanee/sockeye salmon over 16 inches must be released.
  • No limits on bass or brown trout.

Be sure to check the Fishing Regulations and Emergency Rules  for this area.

Lake Billy Chinook Weather

Fishing Maps of the Lake Billy Chinook

Our Lake Billy Chinook fishing maps show areas we love to fish. If you've never fished here before these are great places to start.

Cove Palisades Resort

Round Butte Dam Roadside

Round Butte Dam Roadside 2

SW Jordan Road Bridge

Lake Billy Chinook Recommended Flies

The flies we've listed below are some of the locals favorites for this section of the water. If you're interested in learning to tie these flies, we've included links to show you how!

Lake Billy Chinook Stocking Schedule

ODFW is not stocking Lake Billy Chinook at this time. For more information on stocking schedules for Oregon rivers and lakes, please visit the ODFW Trout Stocking website.

Lake Billy Chinook Fishing Reports

There's nothing better than community based reports from people that are on the water! If you're seeing reports from local fly shops and guides please take some time to visit their shops or websites!

Community Reports

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Local Fly Shop and Guide Reports

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Fishing Spots near Lake Billy Chinook

Be sure to check out nearby fishing spots, they're less than 15 miles away from Lake Billy Chinook!