For trout fishing, I am fond of the Crooked River in Central Oregon. The fish are abundant and can reach several pounds in size. I prefer to use bait, like caddis larvae and nightcrawlers and crawdad tails. All of these work well.
For people who like to fly fish, the Crooked River is good most of spring through fall seasons. The scenery is fantastic, with lava buttes forming the canyon edges. Desert trees like juniper and some ponderosa are found along the river and on the slopes. Eagles, chukars, mule deer, coyotes and rattlesnakes can be seen if you can take your eyes off the river.