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. 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. 

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 levels for this time of year and is 31 percent full. The elevation is 1,797.3 ft. and surface temperatures have risen to 43 degrees. This rise in surface temperatures should help the trout bite. Afternoons are probably the best time to fish up here.

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.

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