Emigrant is getting a bonus 500 pounder trout this week

Emigrant Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-15-2022
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Emigrant is getting a bonus 500 pounder trout this week. Make sure to get out and target these trout before water conditions warm up. Crappie and bass anglers have been doing well on crappie jigs and Texas rigged or drop shot plastics. Catfish anglers will want to fish with chicken livers. The area A boat ramp is open and launchable by larger vessels. Area B ramp is closed according to the Jackson County Parks website. 

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. 

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 36 percent and 10,063 acre feet. 6,800 acre feet is about the end of the paved ramp at Area A. The most current elevations for Emigrant Reservoir and other Rogue Basin reservoirs can be found on the Bureau of Reclamation’s website, here.




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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 15th
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Wallowa River: Wallowa River open for spring Chinook June 25; first season since 2016
Imnaha River: Recent rains and melting snow, flows currently are fairly high
Lookingglass Creek: Opened to angling for hatchery spring Chinook salmon
Wallowa River: Wallowa River will open for hatchery spring Chinook fishing on June 25
Hood River: The Hood River has been high and muddy this week
Blue River: Will be stocked early this week
Blue River Reservoir: Was last stocked the week of May 31
Clackamas River: Lower Clackamas River Fishery Summaries
Coast Fork Willamette River: Will be stocked this week
Leaburg Lake: Will be stocked this week
McKenzie River: Increase in flow and drop in temperature the fish have not been moving as much
Middle Fork of the Williamette: Reports of a few fish being caught below Dexter Dam
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running unseasonably high for this time of year
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The river is very high at the moment
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 10,000 cfs
Siletz River: Summer steelhead fishing should continue to improve through June
Tillamook Bay: There are still fish available in both the upper and lower bay
Trask River: Flows are up again and the river is floatable
Wilson River: Summer steelhead should be throughout the fishery
Coos River: Anglers are still catching decent numbers of rockfish around the jetties

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