Should be A Great Place to Trout Fish The Next Few Weeks

Willow Lake - Eagle Point, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-18-2021
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Willow Lake is should be a great place to trout fish over the next few weeks. Wednesday morning it received approximately 6,000 trout and hold over trout should still be present. Expect rain and rain/snow over the weekend and into next week. If you’re a trout angler and you’re not interested in heading to Lost Creek Lake, Willow may be a great alternative.

Campgrounds at Willow Lake are currently closed for the season, but boat ramps and day-use areas are open. Facilities at Willow Lake are managed by Jackson County. For more information please visit their website.

Willow Lake is nearly full at 97 percent capacity. There are large numbers of illegally introduced yellow perch up here and anglers are always encouraged to take as many of these as they want. This illegal introduction has only resulted in stunted perch and impacts to the bass and trout fishery in this lake and numerous others around the Southwest District.  Anglers are reminded that using live fish as bait is prohibited.  If you see someone transporting live fish from or into a water body, please get a photo and/or call OSP with this information.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, March 18th
: ODFW Recreation Report
Applegate River: Anglers Are Reporting Good Fishing
Emigrant Reservoir: Warmwater Fishing Should Start To Pick Up
Galesville Reservoir: Recently Stocked
Garrison Lake: Spring Months Can Be A Good Time To Fish The Lake
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Report
Hyatt Lake: Ice Likely Not Thick Enough To Safely Fish
Illinois River: Conditions Are Looking Good Through Thursday
Rogue River- Lower: Fishing Effort Has Slowed
Rogue River - Middle: Anglers Are Picking Up Winter Steelhead on A Pretty Regular Basis
Rogue River- Upper: Winter fish are being caught from Touvelle to the hatchery
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, March 11th

Ana River: Ana River is A Great Match-The hatch Fly Fishing River
Applegate River: Anglers Reporting Good Fishing Last Week Prior to The Rain
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing Should Be Pretty Good This Week
Chetco River: Fish Movement Has Been Slow & Fishing Pressure is Down
Coquille River: Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Diamond Lake: Anglers Have Been Catching Some Nice Trout
Elk River: Anglers Are Doing Well on Steelhead This Season
Emigrant Reservoir: Reservoir is Slowly Rising
Galesville Reservoir: Reservoir is on The Rise
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Expect Weather to Bounce Around A Lot This Week
Illinois River: Conditions Are Looking Good Through The Week
Lake Selmac: Received Its First Stocking About Three Weeks Ago
Rogue River- Lower: Expect to Start Seeing Early-Run Spring Chinook Soon
Rogue River - Middle: More Winter Fish Are Showing Up Everyday
Rogue River- Upper: Winter Fish Are in The Mix
Umpqua River: River is Continuing to Drop
Alsea River: River is Now Low and Clear
Kilchis River: Kilchis is Low and Very Clear
Necanicum River: Still Some Opportunity For Catch and Release
Nehalem River: Mainstem is in Prime Condition
Nestucca River: Fishable and Should Be All Week
Siletz River: Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed Down Again
Siuslaw River: Still Some Fish Being Caught
Trask River: Trask is Low and Clear
Wilson River: Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow to Fair
Clackamas River: Fishing is Beginning to Pick Up
Sandy River: Sandy River Report
Willamette River: Willamette River Report
John Day River: River Flows Have Been on The Rise
: Eastern Oregon archery elk hunting changes being considered
: ODFW Recreation Report