Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
 

Fishing Opportunities

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Two areas are open for fishing on the Refuge:

Krumbo Reservoir located approximately 1/2 way down the Blitzen Valley. The reservoir opens on the fourth Saturday in April and remains open until the end of October. Motorless boats and boats with electric motors are permitted on the reservoir during the fishing season. The reservoir is open from dawn until dusk. An automatic locking gate on the entrance road opens at dawn and closes at dusk.

Overnight parking, camping and fires are not allowed on the refuge.

The South Fishing Loop at the south end of the Blitzen Valley is open year round for fishing. This area includes the Blitzen River 200 feet below Page Dam to the confluence of the river and Bridge Creek; the East Canal 200 feet below Page Dam to Bridge Creek; and Bridge and Mud Creeks. The East Canal is closed to all vehicular traffic; walkers and bicyclists are welcome. The State of Oregon has imposed Special Trout Regulations in this area.

Fishing is not allowed within 200 feet, upstream or downstream, of fish passage ways (dams, fish ladders, in-line water control structures, etc.).

Overnight parking, camping and fires are not allowed on the refuge.

Last updated: April 23, 2010