Located an hour south of Burns on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Krumbo Reservoir is known for having sizeable rainbows, if not affected by drought.  Check local conditions before heading out.  All methods of fishing are supported and fly anglers may be seen scouting for prize largemouths in years of high flow from Krumbo Creek just below the reservoir.  Camping is not allowed.  Float tubes and small electric motor boats are recommended.

Malheur Refuge is located in the southeastern corner of Oregon in a geographic region known as the Northern Great Basin. The refuge is shaped like a lopsided "T" and spans an area 40 miles long and 39 miles wide. Over 187,000 acres of habitat which includes wetlands, riparian areas, meadows, and uplands are managed by the refuge.

Seasonality:  Opens late April and closes Oct. 31.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.