Catch of the month
Ask any serious Bass fisherman which Oregon lake is the most popular for Largemouth Bass fishing and his answer will undoubtedly be Tenmile Lakes.
Tenmile Lakes is comprised of two lakes connected by a canal – North and South – with a combined 2,000+ surface acres. Add the large surface area and the shallow waters (approximately 15-25 feet deep) that warm quickly in Spring and Summer and you have the perfect combination for some serious Bass Fishing. More Bass Tournaments are held on this body of water than any other in the state of Oregon.
The average Bass weighs in at 2-6 pounds, but it is not unheard of to catch a 7-8 pounder. Tenmile Lake has everything a Bass fisher dreams of with coves, lily pads, railroad tresses, pilings, docks, willows, and shore vegetation that provide excellent cover and productive habitat for warm water fish.
Lures and jigs that imitate small prey work well for catching these beauties. Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and other surface lures are also effective. Anglers should target areas around willows, docks, logs, or vegetation that provide a combination of cover and patches of open water. Black's Arm and the railroad trestle on North Lake are great spots for finding Bass, as well as Coleman and Templeton Arms on South Lake.
free fishing day!
Free Fishing Weekend is hosted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife every year to give people the opportunity to fish in our beautiful state for free without having to pick up a temporary or annual fishing license.
Each location offers a different day/time for free fishing available. You can visit one or as many as you'd like. The free fishing day set for Lakeside is Saturday, June 3rd from 9am to 2pm on beautiful Eel Lake at Tugman State Park.
Eel Lake is brimming with fishing opportunities. The brush-lined shore, steep drop-off and underwater structure makes it the perfect lake for a bass boat and bass fishing. The lake has a good population of largemouth bass (some running up to five pounds), and other fish species include crappie, rainbow trout (which are stocked), steelhead, and coho salmon. All coho, even those under 15 inches must be released. There is a fully-accessible fishing dock at the day use area near the boat ramp. Trout and bass are often caught from the dock.
Introduce a friend, child, co-worker, or family member to fishing on Oregon's Free Fishing Weekend! Always the first weekend in June, ODFW offers Oregon residents and visitors a full weekend to fish, crab, and clam without a license. All fishing regulations still apply. Click here to see the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.
Tastings, great food, live music, and fun!
Boat in, fly in, bike in, walk in or drive into Lakeside and enjoy a party in the palms at the Lakeside Brewfest! Grab your favorite Oregon craft brew, wine or cider, listen to rockin’ music and enjoy great grub at the beach on the shore of Tenmile Lake.
FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND
JUNE 15-16, 2018
4 – 9 P.M. FRIDAY
NOON – 9 P.M. SATURDAY
ADMISSION (DRINKING): $10
ADMISSION (NON-DRINKING) : $5
Children Under 18 Free