Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report

Lost Creek Reservoir - Trail, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
8-6-2020
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The Joseph Stewart State Park day use, boat ramp and marina are currently open.  Camping reservations can be made up to 2 weeks ahead of time. For more information, please visit the Oregon State Parks website. Takelma boat ramp and facilities are also currently open. Expect weekend traffic here.

Lost creek has some exceptional bass fishing during July through August. Consider targeting catfish cove, or some of the points off the southwestern portion of the lake.

Trout continue to be stocked in Lost Creek. Trout anglers may try trolling a wedding ring and worm combination behind an oval egg sinker in the Lost Creek Arm, or up under Hwy 62 where the mainstem meets the lake. As the water warms up through the summer, the trout will be deeper. 

Some of the trout have external parasites called copepods. Fish parasites generally do not pose a threat to humans when fish are cooked, and copepods can be scraped off prior to cooking. Anglers are encouraged to keep fish that have copepods while staying within the daily limit, since release simply allows the parasite to expand to other hosts.

Lost Creek Reservoir is 64 percent full and 1,836.4 feet elevation, and 76 degree surface temperature. Water visibility is clear.  Anglers can get the latest surface temperatures by calling the US Army Corps Lost Creek Lake and Applegate Reservoir projects information line at 1-800-472-2434.




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