Weed growth is starting to pick up

Lake Selmac - Selma, OR (Josephine County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-1-2022
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The most recent stocking was 1,000 legal rainbow trout the last week of May. Since mid-February, 20,000 trout have been stocked here. Anglers are reminded that daily limits are 5 rainbow trout and 1 bass per day. This would be a good destination for the Free Fishing Weekend.

Weed growth is starting to pick up, but all boat ramps are accessible. PowerBait from shore is probably a good bet. Trollers will want to fish small wedding rings tipped with a night crawler. Both trout and bass fishing should still be good. Trout anglers will want to target deeper areas near the dam.

Bluegill fishing from shore should be picking up with the warming weather, and this weekend should be good. A small chironomid fly under a bobber, or very small piece of worm should pick up a few fish. This can be fun for the young anglers. As always, switching up fly colors is recommended. Afternoons will probably be the best time to target bluegill. 

The Resort at Lake Selmac is a great place to pick up a fishing license, bait, ice and snacks. Check them out. Camping is also available.

Lake Selmac facilities including most campgrounds, day use, and boat ramps are operated by Josephine County Parks are currently open. More information about Josephine County Parks can be found on their website.

Lake Selmac has its share of non-native aquatic hitchhikers. Boat owners should do their part to remove as much vegetation as possible while leaving the ramp, as well as drain and dry their vessel before using another waterbody. Lake Selmac has had a recent introduction of a non-native bryozoan. Bryozoans are mossy like creatures that usually help to clean water and that are not typically harmful to humans. However, this particular species has been known to harbor a disease that can be transmitted to salmon and steelhead. Please help stop the spread of Oregon’s aquatic hitchhikers




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 1st

Umpqua River: Anglers: temporary restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River
Ana Reservoir: Ana Reservoir was stocked for Memorial Day weekend
Ana River: Ana River is a great match-the-hatch fly-fishing river
Chewaucan River: This is the best time of year to fish this river
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
Heart Lake: Fishing was fantastic for folks trolling lures this past weekend!
Holbrook Reservoir: Bait anglers were also doing well near the dam
Upper Klamath Lake: Fishing has improved
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of the Woods has been stocked heavily with trophy rainbow trout
Lofton Reservoir: Trolling lures will be extremely productive last weekend
Long Creek Reservoir: Brook trout can reach up to 20 inches in the creek
Miller Lake: No fishing report
Phillips Reservoir: The reservoir is still very low and is currently 14 percent full
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir is about half full
Sprague River: Fishing is fair throughout the river
North Fork Sprague River: Flows are dropping to 70 cfs
Thief Valley Reservoir: Anglers have been successful trolling for rainbows
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir is full
Williamson River: Fishing continues to be good on the Williamson River
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Wolf Creek Reservoir is currently about half full
Wood River: Water temperatures remain cold
Applegate Reservoir: All boat ramps are now open
Applegate River: The Applegate is open to trout
Arizona Pond: The pond was freshly stocked this week
Ben Irving Reservoir: Bass fishing should be pretty good right now
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper was stocked recently
Diamond Lake: Fishing seems to be improving
Fish Lake : The store, restaurant and marina are open
Floras Lake: Bank access is very limited and most anglers fish from a boat
Galesville Reservoir: ODFW has stocked a lot of trout in Galesville and the reservoir
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie campgrounds, resort and store are now open
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt has already seen its likely peak water level for the year and is now dropping daily
Illinois River: Trout fishing re-opened May 22

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