Two boat ramps - French Gulch and Copper -- are open

Applegate Reservoir - Jacksonville, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Two boat ramps - French Gulch and Copper -- are open. No report on Hart-tish, but water elevations reached 1930 feet this week, which is the elevation of the end of this ramp. 

The weekends can be busy out here at popular beaches along the Hart-tish day use area. Fish early! Bait is allowed and 5 trout per day, year-round, on the streams above Applegate Dam and the lake itself. Reservations for camping can be made at

Bass anglers have also done pretty well. Trout anglers will want to troll in deeper water of at least 20 -30 feet.

For a change of scenery, try driving up to the lakes above Applegate Reservoir. These lakes have illegally and stunted yellow perch with no limit. Bass and bluegill are also in these lakes. There also is camping available but expect crowds on the weekends.

The reservoir is 37 percent full, with an elevation of 1,930.3 ft. Surface temperatures are in the mid-70s. Anglers can get the latest information by calling the US Army Corps Lost Creek Lake and Applegate Reservoir projects information line at 1-800-472-2434.

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