Applegate Reservoir Report

Applegate Reservoir - Jacksonville, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

APPLEGATE RESERVOIR and River above the reservoir:

Applegate Reservoir received its first stocking of 10,000 legal and 500 “pounder” rainbow trout two weeks ago. The reservoir has more water than last year, but is still on the low side. Bait is allowed and 5 trout per day, year-round, on the streams above Applegate Dam and the lake itself. All three boat ramps -- French Gulch, Hart-Tish, and Copper -- are open.  The USFS concessionaire just opened the Hart-Tish Day use, ramp and camping.  Reservations for camping can be made at

The reservoir is 68 percent full with an elevation of 1,961.5 ft. Surface temperatures are in the low 60s. Anglers can get the latest information by calling the US Army Corps Lost Creek Lake and Applegate Reservoir projects information line at 1-800-472-2434.

APPLEGATE RIVER below Applegate Dam:

The river is again open to trout fishing. Only hatchery trout may be retained, 2 per day. All wild rainbow trout and cutthroat trout should be immediately released unharmed. With warm temperatures on tap for next week, anglers are encouraged to fish early and with barbless hooks. Anglers are also encouraged to catch and remove non-local pikeminnow. 

On May 19, five winter steelhead were collected in the trap at the base of Applegate Reservoir. Hatchery staff are still making weekly checks out here. A total of 358 fish have returned thus far this season, well below the average.

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.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
Columbia River: States set additional Columbia River spring Chinook fishing days
Campbell Reservoir: Crappie Fishing is Picking Up
Fourmile Lake: Will Be Stocked This Year
Gerber Reservoir: Water Temps Are Increasing Fast
Ben Irving Reservoir: Stocked For A Second Time This Spring
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Bas Fishing Has Been Good
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Report
Diamond Lake: Bite Should Pick Back up as Weather Improves
Eel Lake: Trout Fishing Continues to Be Good
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Picked Up
Fish Lake : Fishing Has Been Very Good
Galesville Reservoir: Shaping Up For Another Great Season
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Low Reservoir Levels
Illinois River: Open For Trout Fishing Again
Lake Selmac: Fishing Should Be Good
Lost Creek Lake: Fishing Has Been Good
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): First Stocking Last Week
Smith River: A Few Stripers Are Beng Caught
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Willow Lake: Nearly At Capacity
Alsea River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook Fishing Picked Up Some on The Nestucca
Salmon River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Siltcoos Lake: Sunny Weather and Warm Temperatures Are Increasing the Warmwater Fish Activity
Siuslaw River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Trask River: The Trask Picked Up a Little For Springers This Week
Wilson River: Fishing on The Wilson has Been Slow
Yaquina River: Trout Fishing in Streams on the Yaquina/Big Elk Opened on May 22
Detroit Reservoir: The Lake Has Been Stocked Several Times in Recent Weeks With One-Pound Hatchery Trout
EE Wilson Angling Pond: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With About 1,200 Hatchery Trout
Fern Ridge Reservoir: Water Levels Have Slowly Begun to Rise Now That Spring Has Arrived
Foster Reservoir: The Reservoir Will Be Stocked This Week With About 2,700 Trout
Green Peter Reservoir: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,400 Trout
Junction City Pond: This Pond Will Be Stocked Again This Week With About 1,200 Hatchery Trout
Olallie Lake: Olallie Will Remain Closed For The Foreseeable Future
Quartzville Creek: Will Be Stocked Again This Week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Fishing For Hatchery Steelhead is Open Year-Round
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Traffic Delays Are Common Because of Hazard Tree Removal
Sunnyside Park Pond: Will Be Stocked This Week With About 500 Legal and Larger Trout
Timber Linn Lake: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With Around 850 Legal-Size Trout and a Few Larger Ones
Walling Pond: About 900 Trout Are Going to be Stocked in This Pond This Week
Waverly Lake: This Lake Was Stocked Last Week With About 1,500 Legal-Size Trout
Deschutes River: No Recent Fishing Reports
East Lake: Anglers Report Fair Fishing
Hood River: Spring Chinook Fishing Has Been Slow
Hosmer Lake: Restricted to Fly-Fishing Only With Barbless Hooks
Laurance Lake: Laurance Lake Opened to Fishing on April 22
Metolius River: Pond Will Be Stocked With Rainbow Trout This Week
Odell Lake: Anglers Report Fair Fishing For Kokanee and Good Fishing For Lake Trout
Shevlin Youth Pond: This Pond Was Stocked Last Week
Three Creek Lake: The Road to Three Creek is Now Open
Hat Rock Pond: About 1,000 Legal and 100 Trophy Trout Were Stocked Last Week
McNary Channel Ponds: About 5,000 Legal and 300 Trophy Trout Were Stocked Last Week
Umatilla River: Steelhead Fishing Is Closed and Will Not Open Until Sept. 1
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake is Open and Anglers Are Starting to Catch a Few Early Kokanee
Wallowa River: The Wallowa River Can Fish Well For Trout Throughout Spring as Long as Conditions Allow
Willow Creek Reservoir: 900 Legal Trout Stocked Last Week