There should also be some very good holdover fish available

Lost Creek Lake - Trail, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-16-2022
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Lost Creek received 15,000 legal rainbow trout earlier this week, and 5,000 fish at the end of February. Fishing should be very good. There should also be some very good holdover fish available that are in the 15- to 16-inch or greater range. The only ramp usable at Lost Creek Lake is the Takelma ramp operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers on the northwest 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. 

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 39 percent full. The elevation is 1,808.1 ft. and surface temperatures have risen to 46 degrees. This rise in surface temperatures should help the trout bite greatly.

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 Wednesday, March 16th
Brownlee Reservoir: Brownlee Reservoir is 35 ft. below full pool
Imnaha River: Mid-March through mid-April often is one of the best periods for steelhead fishing
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake has had ice on in throughout the latter part of the winter
Crooked River: The Crooked River remains low, so anglers might look for trout in deeper waters
Lake Billy Chinook: Fishing is off to a good start since the lake opened on March 1
Metolius River: March can be a good month for fishing on the Metolius
Pine Hollow Reservoir: The reservoir is schedule to be stocked later this month
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good near the dam
Blue River Reservoir: Will be stocked this week for the first time this season
Detroit Reservoir: Currently the reservoir water level is about 70 feet above the bottom of Mongold boat ramp
Dexter Reservoir: Will be stocked again this week
EE Wilson Angling Pond: The pond is stocked with trout from February through May
Green Peter Reservoir: This reservoir is slowly filling again
Hills Creek Reservoir: Hills Creek Reservoir will be stocked this week
Junction City Pond: The pond was stocked last week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Fishing for hatchery steelhead is open year-round
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 1,900 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Timber Linn Lake: It will be stocked this week
Waverly Lake: This lake was stocked last week
Willamette River: Catch estimates, below Willamette Falls to mouth
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing improved after the recent rain
Necanicum River: The hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum River is done
Nehalem River: The Nehalem came up early this week but will be dropping until Saturday morning
North Fork Nehalem River: The North Fork Nehalem should be fishable throughout the week
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is just a little on the high side
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing on the Siletz slowed down last week
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead fishing continues to be steady on the Siuslaw
Trask River: The Trask is a little high but fishable
Wilson River: The Wilson is fishable
Gerber Reservoir: Gerber Reservoir is a large turbid reservoir. Bank access is good
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 2.5 feet below full pool and 60 percent full
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Phillips Reservoir: As the weather continues to warm and the ice melts more
Pilcher Reservoir: The ice around the edge of Pilcher Reservoir has been thin making access difficult
Thief Valley Reservoir: Recently, the ice around the edges of Thief Valley Reservoir has melted
Unity Reservoir: We have not received any recent reports
Wolf Creek Reservoir: The ice around the edge of Wolf Creek Reservoir recently has been thin
Agate Lake: Agate has received 3,000 legal rainbow trout since Feb. 14
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Sixes River: Current fishing conditions are good
Saunders Lake: Saunders Lake was stocked earlier this month
Rogue River- Upper: Best bets for the upper river would be concentrating on the area between Shady Cove and Touvelle
Rogue River - Middle: This last weekend saw anglers catching a mix of fresh winter fish and down runner summer steelhead
Rogue River- Lower: Fishing conditions are good
Pistol River: Fishing conditions are currently great

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Sunday, March 13th

Columbia River: March 16 Bonneville Pool sturgeon retention day cancelled
: Oregon Troll Salmon Action Notice