Anglers are still catching trout up at Howard Prairie

Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Howard Prairie campgrounds and the resort are now open, as is the store. With low water levels, the marina boat ramp is closed. Access at Howard Prairie is currently limited to the gravel ramp near the dam. Unfortunately, irrigation drawdown has already begun and the lake is drawing down.

Anglers are still catching trout up at Howard Prairie both from the dam and still fishing off  the point across from the dam. Some fish can also be caught trolling. Anglers are averaging about a trout an hour for those bank fishing. Trout reported caught are mostly in the 15 inch or larger range and are excellent table faire. Conditions are still ok up here so anglers should get up here

No legal trout will be stocked this year due to another low water year. The lake is 13 percent full and already dropping. Wednesday morning it was approximately 8,026 acre feet.

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