Henry Hagg Fishing Report

Henry Hagg Lake - Gaston, OR (Washington County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Bass fishing has slowed down as winter sets in, however fish can still be found with a little patience and modified tactics. Try fishing deeper locations near submerged structure between 20-40 feet of water using smaller baits and a slowed-down presentation for a chance at finding these fish.  

Hagg Lake is one of western Oregon’s largest lakes and is a premier warmwater fishing destination. The lake is home to both the state record smallmouth bass and bullhead catfish.

Maintained and operated by Washington County, the park features numerous picnic areas, two boat launching facilities, more than 15 miles of hiking trails, and observation decks for wildlife and bird watching. The lake and lake park are currently open, although users are encouraged to check the Hagg Lake Park website, as conditions can change.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, December 1st, 2022
: ODFW Recreation Report
Ana River: Ana River Report
Chewaucan River: Due to cold temperatures much of this river is under ice
Fourmile Lake: Snow is likely blocking access into Fourmile Lake
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is likely frozen
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir is freezing and thawing depending on the weather
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake was mostly frozen but strong winds opened some areas
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Lake Of The Woods: The lake is still ice free at the resort
Lofton Reservoir: Lofton Reservoir Report
Miller Lake: Snow is likely blocking access
North Fork Sprague River: Access is difficult due to snow
South Fork Sprague River: Fishing not recommended
Sun Creek: Sun Pass State Forest Gate is now locked
Sycan River: Flows are low near the mouth at 7 cfs
Willow Valley Reservoir: The Reservoir is likely frozen
Alsea River: Winter steelhead are starting to show up in the Alsea
Necanicum River: This could be a good bet for the weekend
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Report
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork would be a good bet for steelhead fishing this weekend
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fishing Report
Salmon River: Winter steelhead will start to show up soon in the Salmon River
Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Fishing Report
Trask River: The Trask is between runs
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Yaquina River: Yaquina River Fishing Report
Clackamas River: Though there are still some late returning wild fish in the system

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