Howard Prairie Reservoir Fish Report for 12-16-2020
Expect Snow this Weekend
Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Expect snow this weekend. There is packed snow and slick conditions on the Howard Hyatt road, with plows and sanders working; chains are required by law.
There have been patches of ice here and there, but for the most part, Howard Prairie is still very much fishable. Parts of the lake are frozen over, but some open water still exists here. The road to the dam is accessible and the lake levels have risen slightly to make the gravel boat ramp a little easier to launch from. A drift boat pushed off the trailer or small water craft would have no problem. There is ample bank access as well.
Watch this weekend’s weather though. Snow levels should start low later in the week, but then move to 5,000-6,000 feet for the weekend. Fishing for trout with PowerBait off the bottom would probably be the best tactic on the dam side of Buck Island or near the dam itself.
There is a Hwy 66 and Hyatt Lake Rd webcam that may help if you’re planning an adventure up here. We recommend using Dead Indian Memorial Rd. to access Howard Prairie as the road between Hyatt and Howard has much more snow on it. Also, ODOT trip check is worth looking at.
All campgrounds and facilities are currently closed until further notice. More information on facilities can be found on Jackson County Parks website.
The reservoir is hovering at 7 percent full.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
Wallowa River: Continues to Be Good For Trout & Whitefish
Fall River: Anglers Should Focus Their Effort During The Warmest Part of The Day
North Twin Lake: Anglers Reporting Fair Fishing
Metolius River: Consistent Fishing Between Allingham Bridge and Bridge 99
South Twin Lake: Anglers Reporting Fair Fishing
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Stocked Again This Week
Clackamas River: Still Early For The Best of The Steelhead Run
Quartzville Creek: Best Conditions For Fishing Are Below 300 cfs.
Sandy River: Best Fishing Will Be As Water Levels Begin to Drop
Santiam River North Fork-2: River is Currently Running 3,600 CFS
Santiam River North Fork-2: Currently Flows Are at 2,800 CFS
Willamette River: Fish Ladder at Willamette Falls has Re-Opened and Salmon are Migrating up Into The River Above
Alsea River: Steelhead Fishing Starting to Pick Up
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Report
Nehalem River: Hatchery Run is Underway
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is Just Getting Started for Winter Steelhead
Siuslaw River: Whitaker Creek Area is the Best Location to Target The Returning Hatchery Fish
Trask River: Some Steelhead Around As It Starts to Drop
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Coos River: The Lower Coos Bay estuary has been a little rough from the recent ocean swell
Emigrant Reservoir: Water Levels Are Starting to Rise
Fish Lake : Lake is Steadily Rising
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