Lost Creek Lake Fish Report for 11-12-2021
Trout fishing should be good
Lost Creek Lake - Trail, OR (Jackson County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
The only ramp usable at Lost Creek Lake is the Takelma ramp operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers on the NW side of the lake. As conditions at area lakes and reservoirs continue to deteriorate due to low water levels, the Takelma ramp will continue to be a place where larger vessels can launch. However, there is no dock here.
Trout fishing should be good. 5,000 legal trout and 2,300 larger trout near a pound each were stocked in mid-September. Early October saw the stocking of 15,000 sub-legal trout, which will over winter and be of catchable size by the spring.
Some trout that over summered will likely be laden with copepods. Recently stocked trout should not have much of a presence of copepods. This is due to fish congregating near cold water sources from the late summer. Copepods pose no threat to humans and can be scraped off the fish prior to cooking. Anglers are encouraged to harvest these fish to help lower copepod levels.
Spinners, wedding rings, and spoons all tipped with nightcrawlers do well up here when trolled. Dead drifting nightcrawlers with the wind under a bobber also do well. With surface temperatures cooling significantly over the last month, trout will again be dispersing throughout the lake. Bank fishing near the dam and tower, above Hwy 62 and along the Lost Creek Arm are good bets.
Joseph Stuart Recreation Area is managed by Jackson County Parks. All loops except “Loop A” will close on Nov. 1. The boat ramp at the marina is closed due to low water. If you’re a frequent user of day use facilities here, a Jackson County Parks season pass is $40 and covers many other local Rogue Valley fishing destinations, as well. More information can be found on the Jackson County Parks website.
The lake is starting to fill and has come up 2 feet since the last update, it’s now at 14 percent full and an elevation of 1,773.8 ft. The lake surface temperature is 52 degrees.
Anglers can get the latest surface temperatures by calling the US Army Corps Lost Creek Lake and Applegate Reservoir projects information line at 1-800-472-2434.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Friday, November 12th
: November is all about elk in Oregon
Applegate Reservoir: Appplegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Applegate River: The river is open to trout fishing through the end of the year
Ben Irving Reservoir: No recent reports from Ben Irving
Emigrant Reservoir: Nothing has changed much at Emigrant except surface temperatures
Expo Pond: Expo Pong Fishing Report
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 25 percent full and the lake is filling up
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Emergency regulations are no longer in effect at Howard Prairie
Hyatt Lake: Emergency regulations have been lifted at Hyatt Lake
Lake Selmac: Bass fishing should remain fair to good out here through the fall and winter months
Lemolo Lake: The reservoir has been drawn down for the season and is quite low
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, November 11th
John C Boyle Reservoir: Past net sampling showed some large yellow perch
Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are scattered throughout Upper Klamath Lake
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Keno Dam to J.C Boyle Reservoir Report
Miller Lake: Brown trout will begin to cruise the shoreline
Willow Valley Reservoir: Conditions are unknown
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