Fish Lake Has Been Getting Hammered With Snow

Fish Lake - Lakecreek, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fish lake has been getting hammered with snow. Ice fishing has been good for rainbow trout and tiger trout. The ice fishing should be safe through this week, but later in the weekend and early next week, anglers should use extreme caution as weather is forecast to warm. Melting along the shore is a sure sign that the ice is probably not safe. Regardless, anglers should always proceed with caution and do so at their own risk. 

Fish Lake Cabins are currently available. The lodge and café are still closed. It’s best to call ahead to confirm their most current status of the lodge and café: 541-949-8500 or check their Facebook page.

Ice was last reported at around 12 inches thick. Anglers are reminded that a human-made ice hole can be no larger than 12 inches in diameter or length.

The Hwy 140 webcam at Lake of the woods will give you a good idea of the road conditions. Anglers are reminded that a Snow Park permit is necessary if parking around Fish Lake.

More information on National Forest Developed recreation sites and campground closures for the Rogue Siskiyou Forest please visit here.

Any tiger trout caught should be immediately released unharmed. Anglers are encouraged to report their catch or any other fish stories to Rogue Fish District Staff 541-826-8774 ext. 72411.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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Clackamas River: Fishing is Starting To Pick Up
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Water Elevation is Starting to Slowly Rise
Sandy River: Expect New Fish Throughout The System
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Water Clarity is Good Despite High Flows
Santiam River (South Fork): South Fork Santiam River Report
Willamette River: Willamette River Report
Kilchis River: Dropped Into Prime Shape
Necanicum River: High But Fishable
Nehalem River: Nice Wild Fish Starting To Show Up
Nestucca River: Blown Out
Trask River: Trask River Report
Wilson River: Should Drop into Shap by Thursday
Applegate Reservoir: Lake Rose 7 Feet From Last Week
Applegate River: Applegate River Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Another Wet Weekend at Ben Irving
Elk River: Recent Rains Should Make For Excellent Conditions
Emigrant Reservoir: Reservoir Continues to Slowly Rise
Hyatt Lake: Ice Is Likely Not Thick Enough
Illinois River: Expect The River to Be Blown Out Most of The Weekend
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Umpqua River: Catching Was Picking Up Before The Big Rains
: ODFW Recreation Report

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