Illinois River Fishing Report

Illinois River - Cave Junction, OR

by Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

The Illinois River is open for trout angling. Since only hatchery trout may be retained, and hatchery trout are not likely to be to be found in the Illinois River at this time of year, fishing will be primarily catch-and-release for the native cutthroat trout.

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Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Lost Creek Lake
Lost Creek Reservoir has been stocked with legal-sized and trophy-sized rainbow trout. Anglers fishing powerbait near the dam have caught good numbers of planters, while boat anglers trolling shallow in the lower areas of the reservoir have caught more big trout. A wedding ring/bait combination can be very effective at Lost Creek, along with small-sized Little Cleos and other lures. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass should be good as the bass move into shallow water. The lake is...... Read More

Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
In addition to trout, the reservoir has also been stocked with coho smolts for the last few years. Many people mistakenly think these fish are kokanee. All of the coho smolts are adipose fin-clipped, and please remember to release the ones less than 8-inches long. In Galesville Reservoir, all landlocked salmon are considered trout and are part of the five-per-day trout limit, with only one trout over 20-inches long allowed for harvest. Galesville has been stocked with about 5,000 legal...... Read More