Cooler temperatures allow the trout to spread out throughout Lost Creek

Lost Creek Lake - Trail, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Lost Creek Res. was stocked with 2,300 trophy rainbow trout in October. The elevation of the reservoir is near the 1,798-foot mark and the surface temperature is 46oF. The Takelma ramp is the only ramp available, however weather conditions may make launching difficult.

Holdover trout in the 15 to 16-inch range are common. Trolling and casting spinners has been very productive in the last few weeks with several boats reporting 2-3 fish per hour.  

Cooler temperatures allow the trout to spread out throughout Lost Creek, so anglers should try a variety of locations.

Bank anglers have had good access on either side of the dam recently with PowerBait and spinners

For warmwater anglers, ODFW continues work to restore the largemouth bass fishery.

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.

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