Excellent Trout Fishing for Bank and Boat Anglers
Timothy Lake - Estacada, OR (Clackamas County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Excellent trout fishing for bank and boat anglers. Try the Crater Creek arm or near the mouth of the Oak Grove Fork for larger (hold-overs from 2017/18 and trophy trout stocking in 2018) and legal-size trout that concentrate in these areas of the lake. Kokanee fishing is not as good as the last few years as most kokanee are less than 8-inches compared to the more robust 12-to 14-inch fish seen in 2017.
Brook trout (and kokanee) are staging to migrate up tributaries to spawn and they can be incredibly beautiful fish to see in-hand. Anglers can drive to the Crater Creek arm and reach these fish from shore or small boat/float tube.
Timothy Lake is located within the Mt. Hood National Forest approximately 75 miles southeast of Portland via Hwy. 26. Designated in 2015 as one of ODFW’s “trophy trout” lakes, it is one of the most popular family camping and fishing destinations in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The lake's south shore features four developed campgrounds and boat ramps. Three smaller, less developed campgrounds are found in the north. A trail system for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians circles the lake. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail also traverses the area along the east side of the lake. Motorboats are allowed on Timothy Lake, although a 10 mph speed limit is in place.
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