Regional Reports-West

Davis Lake

Located in the heart of the scenic Oregon Cascades, Davis Lake supports some trophy largemouth bass. The lake covers 3,000 acres and has a maximum depth of 25 feet, so a fisherman must use a boat or float tube to cover much water. The bass hang out around lily pads and over grasses as well as near the lava flow at the north end of the lake. It's possible to catch fish up to eight pounds and there is no limit on size or number kept. The water is often clear enough to sight-cast to fish. A favorite fly pattern of local guides is the Bunny Worm. Made from strips of rabbit fur, the fly is rigged weedless with a conehead weight. To get to Davis Lake from Fall River, follow Route 42 to County Road 46. Turn left onto 46 and continue about 10 miles to the lake. Contact: Cascade Guides and Outfitters (541-593-2358); Fly & Field (541-389-7016).