Emigrant Reservoir Fish Report for 7-21-2021
Emigrant will likely be very close to reaching deadpool by mid-summer
Emigrant Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
With warm surface temperatures, trout anglers will want to fish off the bottom in the deepest water they can find or early in the morning or evening. The boat ramp at area A is unusable and was the last ramp available. Personal watercraft such as rafts, kayaks, SUPs and float tubes may need to drag vessels closer to the point to find firmer substrate. The ramp area is a mud pit. For bank anglers interested in a little hike, walk along the shore toward the dam to find the deepest water. The best success out here will be targeting warmwater fish.
Emigrant will likely be very close to reaching deadpool by mid-summer. Still there should be areas with 40-50 feet of water. Trout will be found in these areas.
Bass fishing should be fair to good. Anglers are throwing lipless crankbaits/rattlers, spinner baits, and Texas rigs. A nice 3- or 4-inch swim bait is also a good option and according to a recent angler, has produced nicely. Bluegill and black crappie are also available. With the extremely low water, look for rocky outcrops to target.
For more information on park facilities closures visit the Jackson County Parks website. The RV Park is only open to fire victims, but the tent campsites are open to the public.
The reservoir is dropping again with irrigation back on and is currently at 5 percent capacity. Surface temperatures should be approaching the high 70’s but the week’s weather is expected to be a bit cooler.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, July 21st
Upper Klamath Lake: Water temperatures are extreme on the water surface but much colder in deeper water
Miller Lake: Fishing should be excellent as the lake has been heavily stocked
Wood River: Best section is from Fort Klamath to Weed Road
Butterfield Lake: Boat and bank anglers are still catching an occasional trout
Chetco River: Upper Chetco watershed or tributaries has some great cutthroat trout fishing
Coquille River: Striped bass fishing is starting to pick up again in the lower Coquille River
Eel Lake: Boat anglers have been picking up a few trout
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Friday, July 16th
: ODFW Recreation Report
: Wallowa and Baker County gamefish limits lifted due to drought conditions
: Central Oregon Coast Subarea all-depth Pacific halibut sportfishing openings increase
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