Irrigation withdrawals are continuing to make Fish Lake drop quickly

Fish Lake - Lakecreek, OR (Jackson County)

Fish Lake Marina, photo taken July 25, 2021

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Irrigation withdrawals are continuing to make Fish Lake drop quickly. The current lake level is 10 percent full. The USFS Dock is unusable, but the marina should still be able to launch smaller personal watercraft such as kayaks, SUPs and float tubes. The rental boats have been pulled for the year. Irrigation releases are scheduled for another week or so, and then springs should start filling the lake again.

The weather and air quality up here has been very good as of late and it’s still definitely worth a trip up here! Fishing continues to be good and water clarity has improved since a mild algae bloom the last week or two, according to the resort. Anglers are reminded that it is illegal to use live fish as bait in any Oregon lake, river or stream.

Fish Lake Marina and Store opens on Friday. Call ahead to book a boat rental! The store, restaurant, and marina are open 7 days a week: 541-949-8500 or check their Facebook page. The patio and restaurant is a great place to grab a bite to eat after fishing or hiking and take in the scenery.

More information on National Forest Developed recreation sites, fire restrictions and campground information for the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest please visit here.

Any tiger trout caught should be immediately released unharmed. Anglers are encouraged to report their catch or any other fish stories to Rogue Fish District Staff 541-826-8774

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