Draining Quickly

Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-2-2021
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Howard Prairie is draining quickly due to irrigation withdrawals. The low water boat ramp is still likely usable for small vessels but will be approaching the end. Personal watercraft and drift boats will still likely be able to be launched. In the last three weeks it’s gone from 11 percent full to 8 percent. Howard did receive 5,000 legal trout this spring.

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 is dropping and at 8 percent full.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 2nd
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: This weekend, June 5th & 6th, is Free Fishing Weekend!
: ODFW braces for drought: Fish stocking changes and possible emergency regulations are expected
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook Fishing is Slow
Campbell Reservoir: Campbell Reservoir Report
Gerber Reservoir: Water Temps Are Increasing Fast
Siltcoos Lake: Warm Weather and Summer-Like Conditions Have the Warmwater Fisheries in the Mid-Coast at Full Swing
Holbrook Reservoir: Stocked Recently
Siletz River: A Few Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook are Starting To Show up
John C Boyle Reservoir: Water Temps Have Warmed to 70 Degrees
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing Slowed This Weekend
Upper Klamath Lake: Water Clarity Continues to Improve
Trask River: The Trask Continued to Be Fair For Spring Chinook
Wilson River: Fishing on The Wilson Remains Slow
Lofton Reservoir: Stocked Recently
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size and 200 Pound Size Rainbow Trout
Sprague River: Fishing is fair for redband trout with an occasional brown trout
Blue River: Was Last Stocked The Week of May 24 With 1,100 Rainbow Trout
Wood River: Flows Are A Little High
Coast Fork Willamette River: Was Last Stocked the Week of May 17 With 1,000 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Grande Ronde River: Flows Have Been Good
Detroit Reservoir: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 4,200 Hatchery Trout
EE Wilson Angling Pond: The Pond Will be Stocked for a Final Time This Week With About 850 Hatchery Trout
John Day River: Flows Are Unusually Low
Fall Creek: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,300 Legal-Size Trout
Fern Ridge Reservoir: The Reservoir is Done Filling and All Boat Ramps are Currently Available
Foster Reservoir: The Reservoir Was Stocked Last Week With About 2,700 Trout
Bradley Lake: Stocked With Trophy Trout Last Month
Gold Lake: Gold Lake is Now Open For The Season!!
Chetco River: Chetco River Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 7,700 Trout
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Scheduled to Be Stock This Week
Junction City Pond: Pond Will Be Stocked This Week for The Last Time This Season With About 1,000 Hatchery Trout
Diamond Lake: Producing Some Nice Trout
Elk River: Trout season opened May 22
McKenzie River: Was Last Stocked The Week of May 24 With 3,800 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Middle Fork Willamette: Spring Chinook Are Still Coming Over the Falls
Quartzville Creek: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,200 Legal-Size Trout
Empire Lake Lower: Empire Lakes Fishing Report
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Report
Garrison Lake: Fishing Conditions Are Prime
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The Highway Along the Upper North Santiam has Re-Opened
Santiam River (South Fork): A Few Summer Steelhead Have Already Shown Up

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