Diamond Lake

Diamond Lake has welcomed generation of Oregonians to its scenic shores and excellent fishing. Bordered by Mt. Thielsen and Mt. Bailey, Diamond Lake offers visitors a wide range of activities year-round. From cross-country skiing  and snowmobiling in the winter to mountain biking and horseback riding in the summer, there is something for everyone.

Anglers know that big trout thrive in Diamond Lake, a unique fishery. Twice the lake has been overrun by the invasive tui chub, in 1954 and 2006, necessitating drastic treatment to remove the destructive bait fish. Once healthy, Diamond Lake produces an abundance of aquatic insects, which stocked rainbow trout feed on and grow very large. So remember: It is illegal to use live bait fish in Diamond Lake.

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