Fishing for warmwater fish should start picking up this weekend

Expo Pond - Central Point, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Expo Pond is the pond at the Jackson County Fairgrounds located directly adjacent to the access road at Gate 5, at the Southern Oregon RV Park. Expo Pond will be stocked again this week with catchable rainbow trout and anglers report good catches recently. Anglers should try casting Rooster Tails or Panther Martin lures, or fishing with bait—nightcrawlers, PowerWorms, Pautzke eggs, or PoweBait fished off the bottom.‌

Please remember to park in the day-use parking area and walk into the RV park to access the pond. Do not park your vehicle within the RV park. A Jackson County parks day-use or season-long parking pass is required.‌

Fishing for warmwater fish should start picking up this weekend with the warmer temperatures.‌

There are Chinese mystery snails in the most northern pond. They are highly invasive and were illegally dumped here. Please do not move these creatures and drain and dry any personal watercraft before using them in another waterbody.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, April 3rd

Agate Lake: Redband trout are moving around
Campbell Reservoir: Catch rates for largemouth bass should be improving
Fourmile Lake: The Lake is blocked by snow and is currently 33 percent full
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is 41 percent full
Upper Klamath Lake: Fishing from shore at Howard Bay and Shoalwater Bay is improving slightly
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: The lake is open water
Phillips Reservoir: Phillips held a good bit of water over winter and is now over half full
Pilcher Reservoir: Both reservoirs should fill throughout the spring
Thief Valley Reservoir: Over winter and throughout the spring, fishing has been good at times
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir can be one of the most consistent trout fisheries in eastern Oregon
Applegate Reservoir: The reservoir is high enough now that Copper Boat Ramp is usable along with French Gulch
Arizona Pond: ODFW placed aquatic weed mats in the pond so anglers will see buoys indicating their presence
Ben Irving Reservoir: This should be a good time to fish Ben Irving
Cooper Creek Reservoir: No recent reports, but there should be some good trout fishing now
Coquille River: There are still a few hatchery and wild steelhead in the North Fork Coquille and South Fork
Diamond Lake: No recent reports from Diamond Lake. Ice conditions were decent for the past couple of weeks
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 53 percent full
Empire Lake Lower: Trophy trout were stocked in mid-March into Lower and Middle Empire lakes

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