Lost Creek Reservoir Report

Lost Creek Lake - Trail, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Takelma ramp is currently the only ramp open and usable. Expect some cloudy skies and maybe even the sun on Friday and Saturday. Sunday should see showers return.

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 is inflow is around 1,267 cfs with 1,100 being discharged. The lake is about 51 percent full with an elevation of 1,821.61 feet and 43-degree surface temperature.

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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