Howard Prairie Reservoir Fishing Report

Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing for trout the last week has been fair at Howard Prairie. Legal-sized trout have been stocked to complement trout stocked last year and a good number of 15-20 inch holdovers.

Visibility in the lake is down due to increased algae in the lake and trollers reported very slow fishing. Fishing from shore was more productive with anglers using a threaded nightcrawler under a bobber and powerbait fished off the bottom from shore. With better visibility, trolling with a wedding ring/bait combination and sliding sinker are a tried and true method on this lake.

A fairly heavy insect hatch was observed this past Sunday morning according to a few anglers. The fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass should also be good in the mornings and evenings. The lake is now 58 percent full, with surface temperatures reaching the high 60’s by noon.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Alsea River: Alsea River Fishing Report
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River and Three Rivers Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River and Three Rivers Fishing Report
Salmon River: Salmon River Fishing Report
Siletz River: Siletz River Fishing Report
Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Fishing Report
Tillamook Bay: Tillamook Bay Fishing Report
Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Yaquina River: Yaquina River Fishing Report
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Applegate River: Applegate River Fishing Report
Arizona Pond: Arizona Pond Fishing Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irving Reservoir Fishing Report
Chetco River: Chetco River Fishing Report
Coos River: Coos River Basin Fishing Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Fishing Report
Elk River: Elk River Fishing Report
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Fishing Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Fishing Report
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Fishing Report
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
Willow Lake: Willow Lake Fishing Report
Tenmile Lakes: Tenmile Basin Fishing Report
Smith River: Smith River Fishing Report
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I Reservoir Fishing Report
Lost Creek Lake: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Loon Lake: Loon Lake Fishing Report
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Fishing Report
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lake Marie: Lake Marie Fishing Report
Illinois River: Illinois River Fishing Report
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Fishing Report

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