Emigrant Reservoir Fish Report for 5-5-2022
Emigrant is scheduled to receive its first trout stocking of the season this week
Emigrant Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Emigrant is scheduled to receive its first trout stocking of the season this week with 3,000 legal trout. Low water and mud have made prior stocking efforts difficult this year. Temperatures are increasing and warmwater fishing should be picking up. Small vessels could probably be launched at the Area A boat ramp, but it’s a mixture of gravel and hardpack mud at yards from the end of the concrete ramp. At 6,800-acre feet, the water is typically to the end of the blacktop at Area A ramp. Watercraft such as rafts, kayaks, SUPs and float tubes will be the easiest to launch here.
There is a longstanding health advisory for consumption of resident warmwater species in Emigrant for high levels of mercury. Consult the sportfishing regulations or the Oregon Health Authority for more information on consumption guidelines.
Some anglers have picked up catfish with chicken livers. Bass and crappie anglers are starting to pick up these fish as the weather warms. Try finding a rocky point to target these species, as there is very little submerged vegetation with the low reservoir levels.
The RV park is again open at Emigrant, as are 40 basic tent sites at Oak Slope Campground. For more information on park facilities visit the Jackson County Parks website.
Water clarity is surprisingly good for this time of year, mostly due to the slow fill and drought conditions. The reservoir is currently at 19 percent and 7,541 acre feet.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, May 5th, 2022
Detroit Reservoir: Anglers have reported catching lots of small Chinook salmon in pursuit of kokanee and trout
Fern Ridge Reservoir: Bass and crappie are available throughout the spring and summer
Green Peter Reservoir: This reservoir is filling with the recent rains
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Santiam River North Fork Report
Trask River: The Trask River pring Chinook are showing up
Eel Lake: Eel Lake is scheduled to be stocked with legal-size trout this week
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
Brownlee Reservoir: Anglers in the Powder River arm have recently had good catches of perch and bass
Oxbow Reservoir: Anglers have been successful catching bass in Oxbow Reservoir
Hells Canyon Reservoir: Bass anglers have had some success on Hells Canyon reservoir
Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Steelhead fishing has closed on the Snake River
Grande Ronde River: Steelhead fishing is closed on the Grande Ronde River
Imnaha River: Steelhead fishing is closed on the Imnaha River
Morgan Lake: Morgan Lake opened for fishing on April 22
Umatilla River: The flows in the Umatilla came up me up in the past week
Wallowa Lake : Fishing has been good for rainbow trout
Wallowa River: Steelhead fishing is closed on the Wallowa River
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: This Saturday, May 7, ODFW will host a free Family Fishing event
Foster Reservoir: The water level in the reservoir is currently low
Santiam River (South Fork): Trout harvest is now closed until May 22
Applegate Reservoir: Fishing has been good for trout
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