Lost Creek received 15,000 legal rainbow trout in mid-March

Lost Creek Lake - Trail, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-30-2022
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Lost Creek received 15,000 legal rainbow trout in mid-March, 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 are now open for camping on first come first serve and reservations.  The boat ramp at the marina is open.  Larger vessels may still want to launch at Takelma. 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 42 percent full. The elevation is 1,816.9ft. and surface temperatures have risen to 52 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 30th

Umatilla River: The flows in the Umatilla have come up in the last week
Wallowa Lake : The ice is gone from Wallowa Lake
Wallowa River: Steelhead are moving throughout the Wallowa River now
Willow Creek Reservoir: There is no ice on Willow Creek and the boat ramp is accessible
Pine Hollow Reservoir: Stocked Recently
Carmen Reservoir: Latest estimates for when access and fish stocking will resume are now 2024
Foster Reservoir: Will be stocked this week
Hills Creek Reservoir: Hills Creek Reservoir was last stocked the week of March 14
Santiam River ( North Fork) : No recent fishing reports
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 2,100 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Walling Pond: The pond will be stocked this week
Waverly Lake: This lake will be stocked this week
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River is getting very low and clear
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River closes to fishing on April 1
Nehalem River: The Nehalem mainstem is in good shape
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is getting a little on the low side
Trask River: The Trask is very low and clear
Wilson River: The Wilson is low and clear
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate received its first stocking of 5,000 legal rainbow trout last week
Applegate River: Trout and steelhead season close Thursday, March 31
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper was stocked last week
Coquille River: The winter steelhead fishing season is still officially open, but the run is basically done for the season
Diamond Lake: People were still ice-fishing at Diamond
Empire Lake Lower: Excess hatchery steelhead from the Millicoma Hatchery were stocked into Middle Empire Lake
Galesville Reservoir: ODFW recently stocked the lake with LOTS of trout
Illinois River: The river will be closed to fishing from April 1 through May 21
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo is starting to fill

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