French Gulch Ramp is Usable Again

Applegate Reservoir - Jacksonville, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

French Gulch boat ramp is again usable as Applegate Reservoir has risen 40 feet since the beginning of January.  Nothing new at Applegate Reservoir. Releases remain steady at 150 cfs for downstream fall Chinook eggs incubating in the gravel. Launching at French Gulch is still not advised as mud covers the ramp with the extremely low reservoir level. Hart-Tish and Copper are both unusable due to the low water.

Fishing from the bank or with a kayak or other small personal water craft is possible. Don’t expect a crowd (or anyone to pull you out), but there are fish to be caught as 15,000 legals were stocked in July.

The reservoir is 26 percent full with an elevation of 1,914.6 ft. Surface temperatures are in the low 40s. Reservoir operations, elevations and boat ramp levels can be viewed by hovering over icons on the US Army Corps Rogue Basin Teacup webpage.

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath Lake Report
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Applegate River: Some Nice Fish Are Starting to Show
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir is Likely Rising & Muddy
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Report
Diamond Lake: Ice May Be a Bit Thin
Emigrant Reservoir: May Not Be A Bad Spot to Target Crappie & Bass
Fish Lake : Ice Was Last Reported at 6-9 Inches
Galesville Reservoir: Reservoir is Filling Up
Hemlock Lake: Recent Report Said The Road Was Open
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Report
Illinois River: River Should Be Dropping All Week and Be Fishable Late Friday
Lake Selmac: Bass Fishing May Not Be A Bad Idea
Lost Creek Lake: Main Focus For Lake Anglers Through Winter
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Smith River: Often Clears Faster Than Other Rivers in the Umpqua
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Willow Lake: Currently 60 Percent Full
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed
Kilchis River: One of The First North Coast Rivers To Come Back Into Shape
Necanicum River: Little Slower Than Expected
Nehalem River: Fishing Was Fair Last Weekend
Nestucca River: Plenty of Opportunity To Catch When The River is in Shape
Siletz River: River Will Be Dropping into Shape Quickly
Siuslaw River: Winter Steehead fishing has been blown out on the Siuslaw
Wilson River: The River Blew Out Again Early This Week
Clackamas River: High Water May Keep Anglers off The River This Week
Detroit Reservoir: Trout Are Going to be the Main Fish to Pursue
Sandy River: Some Winter Steelhead Around Once The Water Levels Begin to Drop
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Difficult Fishing Conditions
Santiam River (South Fork): Fishing For Smallmouth Can Be Good During The Winter
Willamette River: Willamette River Report
Umatilla River: Cold Water & Low Flows
: ODFW Recreation Report