Howard Recently Received 5,000 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout

Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-12-2021
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Howard recently received 5,000 legal-size rainbow trout. Additional trout originally destined for Hyatt and Howard have been reallocated to other Rogue District waterbodies. This will be the only stocking of the year as of now, due to extremely low reservoir levels.

The Rogue Fish District is still interested in anglers catch composition, so there are trout stocked with differential fin marks representing different fish stocks. Anglers interested in reporting their catch or learning more about this program and what to look for, are encouraged to call 541-857-2411 and speak with the local STEP Biologist. Specifically, look for clips on ventral fins or adipose fins in your catch. 

The low water boat ramp near the dam is usable. All other boat ramps are inaccessible. 

There is a Hwy 66 and Hyatt Lake Rd webcam that may help if you’re planning an adventure. There is a Jackson County webcam at the Dead Indian Memorial Summit.

Howard Prairie resort campground is open and Willow Point, Klum Landing, Apserkaha, and Grizzly will be opening in mid to late May. More information on facilities can be found on Jackson County Parks website.

The reservoir has dropped from last week and is now at 10 percent full.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 12th

Fourmile Lake: The Lake is Very Low at 21 Percent Full
Snake River: Spring Chinook Season is Open
Imnaha River: High Flows During the Spring Will Make Fishing Difficult
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake is Open
Wallowa River: Wallowa River can Fish Well For Trout as Long as Conditions Allow
Grande Ronde River: Snowmelt Causing High Flows and Difficult Fishing
Hat Rock Pond: 1,000 Legal Trout Stocked on April 14
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook Fishing is Slow
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing is Sporadic
Trask River: The Trask is a Little Slow and Water Conditions are Very Low Above Tidewater
Wilson River: Summer Steelhead Should Start Showing Up This Month
Applegate River: River Closed to Steelhead and Trout Fishing on March 31
Arizona Pond: This Pond is a Great Place For New Anglers to Learn Fishing Techniques
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir was Stocked at the Beginning of March with 3,000 Rainbow Trout
Bradley Lake: Trophy Trout Were Stocked Last Month
Butterfield Lake: Trout Were Stocked Last Month
Coos River: Trout Fishing in Streams Will Open on May 22
Coquille River: Anglers Have Been Catching Striped Bass in the Upper End of Tidewater
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Picked Up Recently
Expo Pond: Day Use Permits Are Required
Fish Lake : 4,500 Legal Rainbow Trout Were Stocked This Week
Floras Lake: Sunny Spring Weather has Brought the Water Temperature Up
Galesville Reservoir: Lots of Trout Available for Anglers!
Hemlock Lake: Fishing Should Be good

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