Fishing has been very good

Lost Creek Lake - Trail, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Lost Creek received 10,000 legal rainbow trout and 1,500 pounder trout in late May. About 46,500 legal trout have been stocked this year. 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 and have accessible docks.  This would be a good destination for this weekend’s free fishing.

Trolling spinners, wedding rings and spoons all tipped with nightcrawlers do well up here.  Bank anglers near the dam are doing well on trout as well. Cocktail shrimp have been known to fish pretty well here. PowerBait is also a good choice fished from the bottom near the Takelma boat ramp. 

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.

Lost Creek is nearly full with an elevation of 1870.8 (Full pool is 1872) with and average surface temperature of 61 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. L

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