Howard Prairie Fishing Report

Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-2-2020
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Expect snow and rain at Howard Prairie this week, the roads are fairly clear but may have ice, use caution when driving. The reservoir is 30 percent full and has good water clarity, there are patches of ice on the lake. All boat ramps are closed at this time due to low reservoir levels. Inflatables and kayaks can launch from shore.

If you can get a small inflatable or kayak in, try trolling worms or lures. Anglers report catching some big fish at Howard Prairie. With cool water temperatures, the larger trout are active and biting at lures with red and black colors. Bank fishing can still be a good option here if you can get to some deeper areas, try off the Keno Access Road or the point south of the dam. 

Howard Prairie has been stocked with our annual “fall fingerlings.”  These trout are not of legal size, but should be by the spring, please be cognizant of the size of fish you are catching and gently release these smaller fish to grow until next year.

The marina and restaurant, and the campground are now closed for the season.




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