Howard Prairie Reservoir Fishing Report

Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Howard Prairie was stocked last week with legal-size rainbow trout. Trout fishing has been fair, with the best success coming early or late in the day. Boat anglers have been doing well by still fishing with bait, and by trolling spinner/bait combinations. Bank anglers need to find areas with access to deeper water—like between Klum Landing and the dam. With the lake being lower than normal for this time of year, the water is too shallow to provide good fishing at many of the popular bank fishing locations.

Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is improving. The lake is 62 percent full, and all the boat ramps except for Grizzly are open.

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