Bank fishing near the dam was productive recently

Illinois River - Cave Junction, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Lost Creek current elevation is about 1,844 feet. 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. A recent report was received of twenty fish being caught by two anglers trolling around the reservoir fairly close to the surface with a pink hoochie spiked with corn behind a dodger and weight. Green and orange wedding ring spiked with corn behind a dodger and weight also was also productive. One rainbow was 20 inches.‌

Effort has been surprisingly low. Another report indicated an 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.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 6th
Junction City Pond: Junction City Pond reopens with improved access and fishing pond upgrades
Crescent Lake: Recent reports of good fishing for large brown and lake trout
Hood River: Hood River flows have been dynamic over the past several weeks
Laurance Lake: Laurance will re-open on April 22, 2024
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is 77 percent full
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir at 76 percent full
Green Peter Reservoir: Green Peter is about 50 feet above the toe slope of Thistle Creek boat ramp
Henry Hagg Lake: This is the time of year when everything in your tacklebox can work
Alsea River: The Alsea river has been fair the past few weeks
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is a little on the low side right now, but that won't last long
Miami River: Fishing conditions are low and clear at this time, but the Miami will go up later this week
Necanicum River: The Necanicum is low and clear today but will start going up Friday
Nehalem River: The Nehalem is just coming back into decent shape but won't stay there for long
Nehalem River- North Fork: Once it drops back into shape there are still fish trickling in to be caught
Nestucca River: The Nestucca has been running high all week, although it does have good color
Three Rivers: Three Rivers is a little low right now but will rise on Friday night
Trask River: The Trask River is in prime condition
Wilson River: The Wilson is a little on the low side today but still fishing
Agate Lake: Agate Reservoir continues to rise and is now 95 percent full
Applegate River: The release from the dam is 250 cfs
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is at 44 percent full and filling very slowly
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is 60 percent full and reportedly there is open water for bank fishing
Garrison Lake: Stocking was delayed this month due to high water

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