Trout are available

Medco Pond - Medford, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
8-12-2021
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Trout are available, but anglers will likely need a boat or float tube to target them. Fishing from the bank for bluegill can be very productive. There are also largemouth bass in and around the vegetation lines and may be better to target with warm water.

For kids, try fishing a nightcrawler on a #4 hook or smaller under a bobber. A red/black/white choronomid fly is also a tempting target for feisty bluegill along the shore.  These small flies can be fished with spinning gear under a bobber/bubble instead of a fly rod. 

Medco Pond is a private pond and access can be revoked at any time. To help keep access open, anglers should make sure to pick up their trash, as well as other trash when they are there. The owners of Medco have restricted vehicle access to along the roadway because of vandals and dumpers. If you see someone doing something that may risk access for everyone, please let ODFW know.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, August 12th
: Additional day added to Columbia River Subarea Recreational Pacific halibut fishery
: ODFW Recreation Report
Deschutes River: The emergency Hoot Owl Closure, which prohibited fishing after 2pm from the Deschutes River mouth to Sherars Falls, was lifted Aug. 10
Clackamas River: Summer steelhead are currently being caught in the Clackamas
Detroit Reservoir: The reservoir has been stocked several times in recent weeks
Eagle Creek: “Hoot owl” restrictions remain in effect, which means no fishing after 2 p.m.
Fern Ridge Reservoir: Fern Ridge Reservoir Fishing Report
Olallie Lake: Currently Open
Sandy River: “Hoot owl” restrictions remain in effect, which means no fishing after 2 p.m.
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Currently it is flowing around 400 cfs where it enters Detroit Lake
Timothy Lake: Trout fishing has been good
Trillium Lake: Trillium Lake Report
Clackamas River: Flow and visibility on the Clackamas will be affected by each passing front and change in snow levels
Kilchis River: Cutthroat trout are available throughout the Kilchis River
Nehalem River: “Summer” Chinook fishing picked up on Nehalem Bay this week
Applegate Reservoir: Two boat ramps - French Gulch and Copper -- are open
Fish Lake : Irrigation withdrawals have stopped for the most part
Illinois River: Emergency regulations change
Lake Selmac: If you’ve got little kids, bluegill fishing from the bank can be a productive and fun
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should still be good, but August can be a great month for bass as well

Hoot owl restrictions lifted on Deschutes River; expanded in Willamette Zone
Deschutes River

8-11-2021
SALEM, Ore.—Hoot owl restrictions that closed salmon, trout and steelhead fishing at 2 p.m. are now lifted on the Deschutes...... Read More