Lost Creek Lake Fish Report for 12-1-2021
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 3 feet since the last update, it’s now at 15 percent full and an elevation of 1,776.1 ft. Surface temperature is a chilly 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
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 Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is likely freezing and thawing
Upper Klamath Lake: Fishing is slow and water clarity has improved
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of the Woods is still ice-free
Willow Valley Reservoir: Conditions are unknown the reservoir is likely very low
Coos River: Steelhead fishing should pick up after the next big rain.
Diamond Lake: Fishing should still be good at Diamond
Expo Pond: Expo received 120 nice 2- to 3-pound trout right before Thanksgiving
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 29 percent full
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is unusable at this time!
Hemlock Lake: With mild weather in the forecast a trip to these lakes might be a nice outing
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