To reach Wickiup
, the driver would have to proceed east along Highway 58 another 10 miles or so, then turn north onto a side road.
Along the Cascade Lakes Highway, the Twin Lakes, Wickiup
Reservoir and Davis Lake were the only major waterways accessible Monday, according to Roger Olson, Deschutes County Road Department operations manager.
Last year, the state issued two separate algae alerts on Hills Creek Reservoir, one apiece on Dexter and Dorena reservoirs, one on Odell Lake, in Klamath County right next to the eastern end of Lane County, two on Crane Prairie Reservoir just across the county line in Deschutes County, and on Crane Prairie's neighbor, Wickiup
Meanwhile, the state said it has found high algae levels in Wickiup
Reservoir, 40 miles southwest of Bend.
Reservoir anglers are having success catching brown trout and limited numbers of kokanee; the kokanee are in great condition, with a few fish ranging up to 16 inches in length.
North of the lake, find FS Road 42 east that ends up near Sunriver, or go no farther than a few miles to Wickiup
Reservoir and Twin Lakes for other recreational opportunities and two campgrounds: the more rustic North Twin Lake Campground ($6), with no water or vault toilets, and the larger South Twin Lake Campground ($17), with flush toilets and water.
Meanwhile, high-country anglers should find Odell, Cultus, Crane Prairie, Wickiup
, Lava Lake, North and South Twin and Paulina among the traditional opening day lakes that are accessible.
Paulina, East, Lake Billy Chinook, Detroit Lake, Wickiup
, Green Peter Reservoir, Odell and Crescent are some of the best places in the Cascades for 10- to 18-inch kokanee.
Reservoir continues to kick out lots kokanee.
Hills Creek Lake has been good for fin-clipped trout and Wickiup
Reservoir has been good for large kokanee.
South Twin, North Twin and Wickiup
will be the only ones open" this weekend, said Pat Schatz, owner of Crane Prairie Resort.
Lakes and ponds: Crane Prairie and Wickiup
reservoirs and Odell Lake are producing a few nice fish, but angling is still pretty spotty.