Recent sampling showed some nice healthy rainbow trout are still out there in Yellowjacket Reservoir

Yellowjacket Lake - (Harney County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Recent sampling showed some nice healthy rainbow trout are still out there in Yellowjacket Reservoir. There was about 6 inches of ice on the Yellowjacket as of Dec. 31 The road to Yellowjacket Reservoir is not maintained throughout the winter, access to Yellowjacket will be difficult now that there is over a foot of snow on the ground. Ice conditions may be unsafe due to the unseasonably warm weather we've had for the past week.

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 24th
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John Day River: Weather and river conditions have run the gamut over the past few weeks
Hood River: Steelhead counts over Bonneville have remained low through the first half of January
Detroit Reservoir: Plenty of rain and snow the last few weeks have brought reservoir levels up enough to allow boats to safely launch from Mongold boat ramp
Green Peter Reservoir: Green Peter is about 25 feet above the toe slope of Thistle Creek boat ramp
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Santiam River North Fork Report
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 11,000 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is dropping today and should be in good shape in a day or two
Miami River: Seeing a fair number of wild fish showing up
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River has had fair fishing the past week
Nehalem River: The Nehalem is big and brown today and will likely be high and off color for the week
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork Nehalem saw some good steelhead fishing late last week
Nestucca River: Fishing has been slow on the Nestucca
Trask River: The Trask River is big and brown today and looks like it will stay on the high side all week
Wilson River: The Wilson River saw some decent fishing on Saturday last weekend before blowing out again
Applegate River: The release from the dam is 1,500 cfs, and the temperature at release is 43F
Chetco River: Anglers are crossing their fingers as it appears flows in the Chetco may start to drop for an extended amount of time
Coos River: The steelhead rivers in the Coos Basin are either at a fishable level or should be fishable by the weekend
Coquille River: The North Fork Coquille River has been fishable this week
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is still at 22 percent full and filling very slowly
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is 55 percent full and trout fishing on the ice should continue to be good
Rogue River- Lower: Prior to last weekend's high water, a few winter steelhead had been caught
Rogue River- Upper: Late summer steelhead moving into the hatchery are still available
Ana Reservoir: 6.4 lb. Hybrid at Ana Reservoir
Ana River: Fishing has been slow due to river fluctuations
Beulah Reservoir: Beulah Reservoir is currently 46 percent full
Blitzen River: Flows in the Blitzen have come up substantially in the last week
Burns Pond: The ice on Burns Pond is likely unsafe
Bully Creek Reservoir: Likely be some ice on Bully Creek but it is likely unsafe
Campbell Reservoir: The reservoir is not frozen and is filling fast
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is not frozen
Heart Lake: The lake is iced over, but ice thickness is unknown
Holbrook Reservoir: The lake is iced over, but ice thickness is unknown
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir is now a river
Klamath River - Upper - OR: The lake is 2.7 feet below full pool and 57 percent full
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Removal of JC Boyle Dam has begun
Lake Of The Woods: The lake has thawed. There will likely be no ice fishing this year
Lost River: Cold water temperatures are affecting the fishing
Malheur Reservoir: Malheur Reservoir was sampled last fall and had some nice-size rainbows

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