Trout fishing should be fair to good

Lost Creek Lake - Trail, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-20-2022
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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 winter conditions begin to take hold in the area, and the continued low water at many other reservoirs, this will be the most reliable local lake to fish during the winter and spring months.  There is no accessible dock at the Takelma ramp. 

Trout fishing should be fair to good. Legal and trophy trout were stocked in the fall, as well as sub-legals that will be of catchable size by spring. There’s plenty of holdover fish here as well. 

Trolling spinners, wedding rings and spoons all tipped with nightcrawlers do well up here.  Bank fishing is probably pretty slow.  

Joseph Stuart Recreation Area is managed by Jackson County Parks. All loops except “Loop A” are closed to camping. 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 still well below average capacity for this time of year and is 26 percent full. The elevation is 1,791.3 ft. and surface temperature has bumped up a bit, but still a chilly 44 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.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 20th
: ODFW Recreation Report
Grande Ronde River: Flows on the Grande Ronde River have remained consistent again this week
John Day River: All fishing is now closed in rivers and streams within the John Day Basin
Magone Lake: Magone Lake is no longer accessible
Morgan Lake: Closed for the winter
Umatilla River: There have been a total of 757 steelhead counted at TMFD up to date
Crooked River: The water is low and dirty
Ochoco Reservoir: Water level is extremely low and completely iced over
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good near the dam
Walton Lake: The lake is completely iced over
Detroit Reservoir: Currently the reservoir water level is at or near the bottom of Mongold boat ramp
Junction City Pond: The pond will be stocked this week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running at 9,000 cfs at the gage in Mehama
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 6,100 cfs at the Waterloo gage
Waverly Lake: This lake was stocked in late December
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing has slowed down
Kilchis River: The Kilchis will be a little on the low and clear side this weekend
Necanicum River: The Necanicum will be getting a little low by the weekend but will still be fishable
Nehalem River: The lower reach, from Foss down, is still high and off color
Nestucca River: The Nestucca River is in great shape
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing has slowed down a bit on the Siletz
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead has slowed down on the Siuslaw but anglers are catching fish everyday
Wilson River: The Wilson was in prime shape last weekend
Applegate River: As of Wednesday morning, the Wilderville stream gage was reading 650 cfs
Chetco River: Water conditions have returned to almost perfect
Fish Lake : Ice depth was reported at 8-12 inches on Jan. 15
Illinois River: Flows continue to drop but are still very fishable

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