Fishing not recommended due to very low water in the past few years

Willow Valley Reservoir - (Klamath County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing not recommended due to very low water in the past few years. ODFW and BLM are working on restocking the reservoir with bass and crappie. A few largemouth bass and hundreds of pumpkinseed sunfish were stocked three weeks ago. This weekend a few gravid crappie and pumpkinseed from JC Boyle Reservoir were stocked in Willow Valley.

The reservoir is almost as high as the top of the boat ramp. It seems like runoff is over. No waterfowl or fish-eating birds were observed on the reservoir. Water temperature was 70 degrees in the shallows. If any fish did survive, they should be biting. 

Willow Valley is a very turbid, desert reservoir. Bass and crappie can be found at the habitat structures placed by BLM and ODFW in the past. Yellow perch are prolific in the reservoir but stunted

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

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Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 73 percent full
Expo Pond: Several reports of good-size largemouth bass have come in
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is at 55 percent full
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Plat I Reservoir: Plat I Report
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Rogue River- Upper: The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is around 4,200 cfs and 49F
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Tenmile Lakes: Largemouth bass fishing is improving in Tenmile Lakes
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