Applegate Reservoir Fish Report for 3-26-2021
Steelhead Fishing Will be Closed April 1st
Applegate Reservoir - Jacksonville, OR (Jackson County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
With about a week left in the winter steelhead season on the Applegate, now is the time to fish here. Fish are in the system, and last week the hatchery trap saw the first 15 fish of the season. Steelhead and trout fishing will be closed April 1.
Fishing with spoons is a highly effective technique on the Applegate river.
The Applegate is open to the retention of hatchery winter steelhead and hatchery rainbow trout. Wild steelhead and trout must be released immediately and unharmed. It is illegal to fish from a floating device on the Applegate, but bait is allowed. Anglers are finding success throwing spoons and roe.
Anglers should do their part to harvest and remove non-local pikeminnow they encounter on the Applegate River. All tributaries are closed below Applegate Dam, except Glade Creek. Tributaries upstream of Applegate reservoir are open year-round for trout and bait is allowed.
Releases from the reservoir should be steady at 200 cfs for the foreseeable future, as fill season is underway. The Wilderville gauge was dropping and reading 339 on Wednesday morning and should remain pretty consistent through the last weekend of the season.
If choosing to float, a small pontoon boat or inflatable kayak is the preferred method for navigating to public parcels along the Applegate. Remember, fishing from the boat itself is not allowed. Flows from 600-1000 are ideal conditions for floating and generally good water conditions for winter steelhead.
There is good bank access around the Hwy 199 bridge, Fish Hatchery Park, Cantrall Buckley Park, upstream of Murphy, and near McKee Bridge. There are also scatterings of BLM lands in the upper river around McKee Bridge. You can check the flows on the Applegate when planning a trip.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Friday, March 26th, 2021
Ana River: Recent fly-fishing reports indicate fishing has been slow
Campbell Reservoir: Warmer weather this weekend might put bass on the bite
Gerber Reservoir: Lake is Ice Free
Upper Klamath Lake: Catch Rates Are Low
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Priday Reservoir: Stocked Last Week With 200 Trophy Rainbow Trout
Willow Valley Reservoir: Willow Valley Reservoir Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing Should Still Be Good
Chetco River: Peak Spawning is Right Around The Corner
Coquille River: Steelhead Fishing is Virtually Done For The Year
Elk River: Anglers Have Been Doing Pretty Well
Emigrant Reservoir: Trout Stocking Has Been Postponed Until April
Fish Lake : Ice Fishing is Probably on Hold This Weekend
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Report
Garrison Lake: Stocked Earlier This Month
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Fishing Has Been Slow
Illinois River: Conditions Are Looking Good
Lost Creek Lake: Reservoir is 64% Full
Rogue River - Middle: Angler Are Picking Up Steelhead on A Regular Basis
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Stocking is Scheduled Just Before Memorial Day
Sixes River: Mostly Clear Conditions Through The End of The Season
Alsea River: Steelhead Fishing Continues To Be Slow
Kilchis River: Fishable But on The Low Side
Necanicum River: LIttle Bump Over The Weekend
Nehalem River: Is Finally in Prime Condition
Nestucca River: Should Be Fishable All Week
Siletz River: Steelhead Fishing Did Improve Some This Week
Siuslaw River: Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Trask River: Nice Bump in Level and Color
Wilson River: Steelhead Fishing Picked up Last Week
Clackamas River: Fishing is Beginning to Pick Up
Dexter Reservoir: Will Be Stocked This Week
Foster Reservoir: Trout Stocking Will Begin Next Week
Sandy River: Sandy River Report
Fall River: Anglers Reporting Good Fishing
Metolius River: Metolius River Report
Grande Ronde River: Grande Ronde Fishing Report
Imnaha River: River Conditions Are Excellent For Steelhead
Wallowa Lake : Anglers Are Starting to Catch Kokanee
Wallowa River: Steelhead Are Moving Upstream
Snake River: Snake River Below Hells Canyon Report
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