Fish Lake Fishing Report

Fish Lake - Lakecreek, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fish Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and fishing has been good. One angler caught good numbers of trout using pink Powerbait recently, along with yellow Powerbait eggs. Anglers are cautioned to limit catch and release angling for trout to reduce stress during the current heat wave. A portion of the rainbow trout have external parasites called copepods that can be scraped off the fish prior to cooking. Fish parasites do not pose a threat to people when cooked properly.

Brook trout, tiger trout, and stocked Chinook salmon are also available. With the lake warming up, look for fish to move toward the springs on the east end of the lake or to deeper areas. Still fishing with bait is generally one of the more productive methods, especially if water clarity is poor. The reservoir is holding fairly steady at 75 percent full.

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