Bank fishing near the dam was productive recently

Lost Creek Lake - Trail, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Lost Creek current elevation is about 1,818 feet and the current surface water has dropped to 50F degrees. The Takelma boat ramp is available for access by trailered boats. The county ramp at Joseph Stewart is usable as well.‌

Bank fishing near the dam was productive recently with rainbow, garlic Powerbait. Trout landed ranged from 12-18 inches. Some fish had copepods which can be scraped off and the fish is safe to eat after cooking properly. ‌

Effort has been surprisingly low. Both trout and bass fishing should be good. Trout fishing will be enhanced by the legal-size and larger trout that were stocked recently. Trolling for trout may be best bet and a recent angler caught numerous 14 to 16-inch spring Chinook and trout trolling an Apex lure around the dam and water control tower to depths of 80 feet with a downrigger. Wind drifting with worms may also produce trout. ‌

Anglers can get the latest reservoir details by calling the US Army Corps Lost Creek Lake and Applegate Reservoir projects information line at 1-800-472-2434.