Bass Fishing Has Picked Up

Emigrant Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

With warming surface temperatures, trout anglers will want to fish off the bottom or with a sliding and threaded nighcrawler under a bobber. Trolling near the dam or up by the Emigrant Arm will be best for trout. For bank anglers interested in a little hike, walkalong the shore toward the dam to find the deepest water. The best success out here will be targeting warmwater fish.

Bass fishing has really picked up in the last few weeks. Anglers are throwing lipless crankbaits/rattlers, spinner baits, and Texas rigs. A nice 3- or 4-inch swim bait has also produced based on recent reports. 

Crappie fishing with small crappie jigs is also producing.

For more information on park facilities closures visit the Jackson County Parks website.

The reservoir has been rising the last few weeks due to water transfers from Howard and Hyatt and is at 36 percent. Surface temperatures are in the high 60s but will be heating up next week.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
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Gerber Reservoir: Water Temps Are Increasing Fast
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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