Lost Creek Reservoir Report

Lost Creek Lake - Trail, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Lost Creek will be the main focus for lake anglers through the rest of the fall and winter as many of the higher lakes become inaccessible due to snow or still low water levels. The Takelma ramp is currently the only ramp open and usable. Expect some cold weather here this weekend.

Lost Creek Reservoir was last stocked with legal and trophy trout in late September and early October. Anglers have reported good success, still fishing off the bottom with a suspended nightcrawler. A small piece of marshmallow works well to float your nightcrawler just enough. Powerbait also will work, but recently not as well as the night crawler/mallow combo. Trolling a wedding ring tipped with a nightcrawler and sliding egg sinker above your wedding ring leader is a very effective setup here as well.

Also, don’t be afraid to row if you have a small boat to change up the presentation. Try target still fishing near the dam or near the marina. Fishing up the Lost Creek arm back down toward the Peninsula toward Takelma ramp is also a good line if trolling. You can get to this reach if bank fishing by taking the trail near the Takelma boat ramp.

Lost Creek Reservoir rose about 8 feet since last week and inflow is around 1500 cfs with 1100 being discharged. The lake is about 49 percent full with an elevation of 1,819.7 feet.

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.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Applegate Reservoir: French Gulch Ramp is Usable Again
Applegate River: Some Fish Should Be Starting to Trickle In
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper Creek Reservoir Report
Diamond Lake: Cold Weather Will Help The Lake Stay Frozen
Emigrant Reservoir: The reservoir gained 250 acre feet of water over the weekend
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Report
Galesville Reservoir: Bass & Trout Are in Their Winter Modes
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Expect a cold and snow this weekend and ice on the water
Illinois River: The river was at 1210 cfs on Wednesday morning


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