Reservoir level is low but has leveled off

Howard Prairie Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Reservoir level is low but has leveled off. The low water boat ramp by the dam may allow launch of small personal watercraft. Fishing near the dam and east side of the reservoir is the best bet for all species.

Anglers should be prepared for toxic algae blooms. Learn how to recognize algae blooms and get tips for fishing safely.

No legal trout will be stocked this year due to another low water year. Up to date reservoir levels can be found here.

No steelhead retention in portions of John Day, Umatilla, Walla Walla rivers this fall
John Day River

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