Howard Prairie Reservoir Fish Report for 7-21-2021
Emergency Regulations Chang
Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Emergency Regulations Change: From July 1 through Sept.30, all size limits and daily/possession limits are lifted for all game fish, due to low water and expected deteriorating water conditions by mid summer. Small personal watercraft and bank angling is possible. There is a low water ramp near the dam but even it is essentially non-usable with the low water. When the wind is up, there is usually a bit of a windbreak near the dam. This is the more productive areas for bank angling.
The reservoir is at 4 percent capacity and is expected to reach deadpool by mid-summer. Anglers should keep an eye out for harmful algae blooms at low reservoirs, and check the Oregon Health Authority website to learn how to be safe while fishing.
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.
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. All other boat ramps are inaccessible except near the dam.
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
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant will likely be very close to reaching deadpool by mid-summer
Fish Lake : Irrigation withdrawals are continuing to make Fish Lake drop quickly.
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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