Lost Creek has received 35,000 legal rainbow trout since late February

Rogue River- Lower - Gold Beach, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-27-2022
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Lost Creek has received 35,000 legal rainbow trout since late February, with the most recent stocking of 15,000 occurring in mid-April. Fishing has been very good. There are some very nice holdover fish available that are in the 15- to 16-inch or greater range. Both the Takelma ramp and the Joseph Stuart Marina ramp are usable. 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. 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 but April has been very good for helping to store more water with nearly 20 feet elevation gained over the month. It’s currently 65 percent full. The elevation is 1,837.2. and surface temperatures have dropped with the cold weather to 49 degrees.

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, April 27th

Chewaucan River: People have already caught some really nice trout in the river with lures
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
Holbrook Reservoir: Access is available to high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles this week
John C Boyle Reservoir: Fishing bait on the bottom might be your best method
Upper Klamath Lake: Water clarity has continued to worsen due to very windy conditions
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of the Woods will be stocked this week with trophy rainbow trout
Lofton Reservoir: Access is available to high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles this week
Phillips Reservoir: Phillips Reservoir will be stocked with trout throughout the spring
Pilcher Reservoir: We have not received any recent fishing reports for Pilcher Reservoir
Sprague River: Opening day was slow due to cold water temperatures and drift of filamentous algae
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir is now full
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir is mostly full, and anglers have been successful
Warm Springs Reservoir: Fishing is typically slow on the Upper Williamson this time of year
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Wolf Creek Reservoir is slowing filling
Wood River: Water temperatures were very cold on opening day
Applegate Reservoir: Fishing has been good for trout and picking up for largemouth bass on warmer days
Ben Irving Reservoir: With warming weather bass fishing should be productive
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper was stocked just last week and there should be lots of other fish available
Diamond Lake: The snow is melting fairly quickly at Diamond
Emigrant Reservoir: Water temperatures are increasing
Fish Lake : Fish lake is ice free
Floras Lake: Floras Lake is a pleasant place to spend some time and unwind all year long
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir has been filling and anglers can easily launch a boat now
Garrison Lake: Bank anglers can find access at the 12th street or Pinehurst boat ramps
Howard Prairie Reservoir: The lake is ice-free, but access is limited
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt lake resort, store and restaurant are open
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo is getting close to full

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Monday, April 25th

: ODFW announces updates on Pacific halibut sportfishing season openings
: Ashland residents: be bear aware