Willow Lake Fish Report for 9-16-2021
Trout, bass, crappie and perch are most prevalent here
Willow Lake - Heppner, OR (Morrow County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Water levels have started to drop significantly over the last 3 weeks. Irrigation shutdowns in other reservoirs have switched things over to Willow Lake. The reservoir is 52 percent capacity and is lower the same time last year. This is one of the only irrigation reservoirs still releasing water.
Trout, bass, crappie and perch are most prevalent here. Fishing from shore will likely produce plenty of perch and bluegill. Anglers targeting deeper water by trolling will have greater success with rainbow trout. No trout have been stocked since late spring, but there should be fish still present.
Campgrounds at Willow Lake are open but campfires are not allowed. Boat launching at the improved ramp may be getting difficult with the dropping water. For more information please visit the Jackson County Parks website.
Anglers encountering illegally introduced yellow perch are always encouraged to take as many of these as they want. This illegal introduction has only resulted in stunted perch and impacts to the bass and trout fishery in this lake and numerous others around the Southwest District. Anglers are reminded that using live fish as bait is prohibited. If you see someone transporting live fish from or into a water body, please get a photo and/or call OSP with this information.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, September 16th
: Public comment requested on draft Dungeness crab fishery management plan
: ODFW Recreation Report
Bradley Lake: Bradley Lake is scheduled to be stocked with fall rainbow trout in mid-October
Chetco River: A few anglers are starting to troll the estuary for salmon
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Lots of Rain in The Forecast
Coquille River: Striped bass fishing is starting to pick up again in the lower Coquille River
Diamond Lake: The lake is lower than normal
Eel Lake: Anglers reported catching a few trout this past week
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 16 percent full and is slowly filling with input from natural springs
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir is about 7 feet above the lowest height on record
Illinois River: The Illinois is open to trout fishing
Lake Selmac: Water levels have been dropping slowly
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo should be a great place to try this week
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should still be good
Rogue River - Middle: There is less than one month left for Chinook fishing between Hog Creek boat ramp and Fishers Ferry
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Still Plenty of Fish Hanging Around
Sixes River: Temporary low water fishing closure will start Oct. 1
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