Lost Creek Lake Fish Report for 1-27-2022
The lake is still well below average
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 winter conditions and still low water levels in other area lakes are present, 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 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.
This past weekend, anglers reported catching trout of good size while trolling lures, and even a land-locked spring Chinook salmon was caught! Bankies are also picking up some trout.
Trolling spinners, wedding rings and spoons all tipped with nightcrawlers do well up here. .
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 29 percent full. The elevation is 1,794.8 ft. and surface temperature is a chilly 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Afternoons are probably the best time to fish up here. Expect some cloud cover and possibly some rain this weekend, which should improve the bite as well.
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 Thursday, January 27th
Ana River: This can be an excellent time of year to fish Ana Rivers
Malheur Reservoir: The no bag limit emergency regulation on this reservoir is no longer in effect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
Lake Selmac: Bass fishing should remain fair
Lemolo Lake: Trout should be hungry for those willing to try fishing
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Tuesday, January 25th
: Pacific halibut sport anglers invited to public meeting
Columbia River: Sturgeon retention closes after Jan. 29 in Bonneville Pool, continues three days a week in The Dalles Pool
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