Emergency Regulations Change

Hyatt Lake - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)

Hyatt Lake. Photo taken from the dam on July 25, 2021

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. ODFW encourages anglers to harvest what they can consume and not waste the resource.

Float tubes or personal watercraft are the only vessels recommended for fishing on the lake right now. Near the dam there is a steeper bank for launching. The reservoir is 2 percent full and expected to likely 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. 

There is a Hwy 66 and Hyatt Lake Rd webcam that may help you if you are planning a trip. Also, ODOT trip check is worth looking at

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

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.
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Emergency Regulations Chang
Rogue River- Lower: Numerous summer steelhead are being caught
Rogue River - Middle: Emergency Drought Regulations:
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Sixes River: This is a good time of year to fish the estuary for cutthroat
Kilchis River: Decent numbers of cutthroat trout have been seen and reported
Trask River: Anglers will find cutthroat trout throughout the Trask
Wilson River: Fishing on the Wilson remains slow
Detroit Reservoir: The reservoir has been stocked several times in recent weeks
Green Peter Reservoir: The water level in the reservoir has dropped below the bottom elevation of Whitcomb boat ramp
Leaburg Lake: Will be stocked again this week with 933 legal-size rainbow trout
Quartzville Creek: The river is currently running at around 30 cfs
Santiam River ( North Fork) : “Hoot owl” regulations have been rescinded below Big Cliff dam
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The highway along the upper North Santiam has re-opened
Grande Ronde River: Due to the recent Elbow Creek Fire, access to fishing on the Grande Ronde is closed throughout most of the river downstream