Earlier in the week is that there’s about 6 inches of snow over about 4-6 inches of ice covering the lake

Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-6-2022
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The store, restaurant and marina are open Friday-Sunday. Call 541-949-8500 or check their Facebook page for more info. The ODOT trip check camera is always worth looking at before heading up and can be viewed here.

The current lake level is 35 percent full and the lake is filling slowly with input from natural springs. The most recent report from earlier in the week is that there’s about 6 inches of snow over about 4-6 inches of ice covering the lake.  Ice depth can change rapidly at Fish Lake and starting around the weekend, the forecast is for a slight warming trend.  Anglers should be extremely careful if they attempt any ice fishing and do so at their own risk.  

For more information on National Forest developed recreation sites, fire restrictions and campground information for the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest please visit here. Sno park permits are necessary for parking from Nov. 1-April 30.  A season pass can be purchased for $25 dollars (there’s also 1 day and 3 day available) at vendors such as REI, Blackbird Shopping Center, or Sportsmans Warehouse in Medford (only 3 day available when called), or the Ace Hardware in Shady Cove

Any tiger trout caught should be immediately released unharmed. Anglers are encouraged to report their catch or any other fish stories to Rogue Fish District Staff 541-826-8774.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 6th
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is frozen. Ice thickness is unknown
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir might be partially frozen
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is frozen except near the outlet
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Lake Of The Woods: Ice thickness is unknown but currently not safe for ice fishing
Willow Valley Reservoir: The reservoir is low and likely frozen
Applegate Reservoir: The only useable boat ramp at Applegate Reservoir is the French Gulch Boat Ramp
Applegate River: As of Wednesday morning, the Wilderville stream gage was reading 1,280 cfs and dropping
Arizona Pond: This pond received a sizeable batch of fresh rainbow trout over the holidays
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir is likely murky and may inhibit certain methods.
Chetco River: Steelhead fishing has been really good
Coos River: Steelhead anglers have been catching hatchery steelhead
Coquille River: The rivers are currently high and muddy
Diamond Lake: The last report said the ice was not quite thick enough to start fishing on
Elk River: Steelhead fishing should be excellent
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is close to deadpool
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 35 percent full and the lake is filling slowly
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir has started to fill again but it is still very low
Garrison Lake: Bank anglers can find access at the 12th street or Pinehurst boat ramps and off Paradise Point Road

Hatchery winter steelhead fishing in the Umpqua Basin might net anglers a reward
Umpqua River

1-4-2022
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