Lake Selmac Fish Report for 1-27-2022
Bass fishing should remain fair
Lake Selmac - Selma, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
No trout are planned to be stocked in Selmac Lake until the spring. However, bass fishing should remain fair out here through the winter months. The clear weather and cold temps have made the bass bite pretty slow. If we start warming up again with some cloud cover and precipitation, look for the bass bite to improve. The best bet is probably later afternoon as the water temps rise a bit. The late winter/early spring months can actually be pretty good for bass fishing out here, and there is very little competition or weeds to deal with.
Bluegill fishing from shore has slowed, but still a small chironomid fly under a bobber, or very small piece of worm should pick up a few fish. This can be fun for the young anglers. As always, switching up fly colors is recommended. With the cold lake temperatures, warm water fish are probably more apt to bite in the afternoon.
The Resort at Lake Selmac is under new ownership. This is a great place to pick up a fishing license, bait, ice and snacks. Check them out. Camping is also available.
Lake Selmac facilities including most campgrounds, day use, and boat ramps are operated by Josephine County Parks are currently open. More information about Josephine County Parks can be found on their website.
Lake Selmac has its share of non-native aquatic hitchhikers. Boat owners should do their part to remove as much vegetation as possible while leaving the ramp, as well as drain and dry their vessel before using another waterbody. Lake Selmac has had a recent introduction of a non-native bryozoan. Bryozoans are mossy like creatures that usually help to clean water and that are not typically harmful to humans. However, this particular species has been known to harbor a disease that can be transmitted to salmon and steelhead. Please help stop the spread of Oregon’s aquatic hitchhikers!
Anglers are reminded that only 1 bass may be harvested from Selmac per day.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, January 27th
Malheur Reservoir: The no bag limit emergency regulation on this reservoir is no longer in effect
Owyhee Reservoir: Anglers may have some success targeting redband trout and crappie this winter
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir was very low throughout much of last year
Agate Lake: This is mostly a crappie and bluegill fishery with some bass in the mix
Applegate River: Applegate River Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: New habitat structures in the upper reservoir may produce some good bass
Diamond Lake: Anglers are catching a few out on the ice
Emigrant Reservoir: Don’t expect much for fishing success out here
Expo Pond: Expect very cold mornings with very limited success
Fish Lake : Anglers were still catching fish through the ice this past weekend
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is just usable and anglers are taking advantage of it
Illinois River: Flows continue to drop but are still very fishable
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Tuesday, January 25th
Columbia River: Sturgeon retention closes after Jan. 29 in Bonneville Pool, continues three days a week in The Dalles Pool
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