At full pool, the lake is 322 feet deep, and still quite deep near the dam and in the channels even when well below maximum capacity. As part of the licensing process for the Iowa Hill Development, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) raised concerns about the potential for water quality impairment related to disturbance of reservoir sediments during the construction and operation of the proposed pumped-storage facility. by Markleeville General Store Staff 5-26-2020 Website. xÚb``à```¶``f`àne`@ 0ä (This seemed to be the hot spot this week-end, even though it has not been stocked yet this year) They both weighed in at 3 pounds and one was caught with a fly and the other was caught with a Rapala lure. Slab Creek Reservoir extends 4.5 miles from the dam upstream along the SFAR. All Rights Reserved. If you target these fish, look for them to be hanging out near structure such as sunken trees or branches, pilings, or drop-offs. This jumbo-sized reservoir on the upper Rogue River is a place you can catch more than one type of trout, bass and panfish (and maybe even a salmon) on the same fishing trip. Both places to stay overnight are on the south side of the reservoir off Highway 62, the most direct route from the Medford area. 0000001997 00000 n Typically ice on the water isn’t an issue at this elevation and at least the Takelma boat ramp is usually open at that time of year, when water is likely being impounded but levels haven’t yet risen to their spring highs.
It’s also known as Lost Creek Reservoir. Panfish aren’t as big of an attraction here as trout and bass, but fishing for them can be fair to good. Joseph H. Stewart State Park offers camping and a boat ramp. Way to go guys! Largemouths tend to like softer bottoms, shallower water and woody structures. 0000001017 00000 n These fish are often on the small side but readily bite bait such as worms. This year-round angling spot is located just beyond Shady Cove, less than an hour’s drive from Interstate 5 and Medford and not much farther from Ashland or Grants Pass. Indian Creek Reservoir Fish Report for 5-26-2020.
All Waters Open All Year. The largest numbers of keeper trout are planted in Lost Creek Lake in the spring months, when fishing is simply excellent. 0000003509 00000 n 0000003276 00000 n If you could use more information about catching these fish, check out Trout Fishing: Basic How-To Techniques and Tips. In fact, many are caught incidentally by anglers targeting rainbow trout. Both species of bass tend to like cover, such as drop-offs, points, and other structures. ODFW also makes sure to put in more loads of trout at the beginning of the fall season (usually around September). It can be a pretty good draw for bassers as well and has even hosted some bass-fishing tournaments, although those aren’t as common here as in places like Tenmile and Siltcoos lakes. Especially during warm months the sunfish, primarily bluegill and pumpkinseed, are often close to shore and weeds, if you can find aquatic vegetation. The most common quarry here are rainbow trout, which the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife stocks in tremendous numbers.
ODFW informs anglers that you may catch trout with visible parasites known as copepods. While most of those trout will be pan-sized “legals,” it’s pretty common for a decent share to be significantly larger so called “trophy” trout.
0000000016 00000 n Licenses and Tags. The lake also has a good population of brown bullheads. There are several day-use areas as well, including Takelma near the dam. 5-26-2020 Fishing Rules. Facilities and amenities here are excellent. Boat anglers will have the advantage of being able to cover more water in this sprawling reservoir. îtÎ Š(‹•v2pt Y ! Trout Fishing: Basic How-To Techniques and Tips, Best Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Western Oregon, ODFW weekly recreation report and regulation updates. There are some black crappie, although catches here aren’t typically great. The remains of the old Pony Express trail can be seen from the lake. These aren’t harmful to humans when fish are cooked, and you can scrape them off before cooking the fish. endstream endobj 66 0 obj<>/Size 56/Type/XRef>>stream
xref 0 reviews. The smallmouth fishing is good enough here that Lost Creek Lake earned an honorary mention on our rundown of Best Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Western Oregon. 0000003105 00000 n Lost Creek Lake Marina has many amenities including a lodge, boat rentals and moorage, and supplies. Document Description The project is limited to repair of a section of Slab Creek Reservoir Road that has slumped into North Canyon Creek. Speaking of stocked trout, the Rogue River above the reservoir is the most heavily stocked trout stream in this large region, so there’s lots of rainbow trout to go around in this area. Except as modified in Special Rules Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap. startxref They also like to hide in the shade of structure, such as docks.
Online; By phone & credit card: 1-800-554-8685; License Vendors; IDFG Offices; Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits . While rainbows are the most common trout caught here, the reservoir also is home to native cutthroat trout as well as naturally reproducing German brown trout, both of which also are present in the upper Rogue River system and go between the lake and the river. 56 0 obj <> endobj ÍËÀp¹•lXW+—bÓÆ%Ë>JœèÂÀä äg`¸²H3200‰Á-b`xÚ Slab Creek Reservoir Fish Tissue Bioaccumulation Study Report Performed by: FISH AND WILDLIFE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL LABORATORY CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME OFFICE OF SPILL PREVENTION AND RESPONSE 2005 NIMBUS ROAD RANCHO CORDOVA, CA 95670 . Most anglers use weight or down riggers to get their offering down to the fish (a fish finder is useful), and many employ flashers or a dodger-style attractor running in front of their leaders. It’s not uncommon for the agency to dump more than 50,000 catchable trout here during a season, making Lost Creek Lake the most heavily stocked trout lake in Southwestern Oregon. In addition to the generous stocking and larger hatchery specimens, Lost Creek Lake is conducive to year-round fish survival, so even smaller stocked trout occasionally grow into very large and robust trout after adapting to life in the lake. Biologists actually prefer that you keep fish with copepods (within a legal limit) because this may help contain the spread of the parasite to more fish. %PDF-1.5 %âãÏÓ trailer 0000001698 00000 n
Anglers consistently catch fish around boat docks, fish attractors, or brush piles. 56 12 News reports also indicate that yellow perch have been illegally planted here. The steep shores are lined with rock slabs, waterfalls, oaks, and pine trees. While it rains often in the foothills of the Cascades, there are plenty of nice days between storms and fairly infrequent heavy snowstorms at this elevation (a tad over 1,500 feet). These two beauties were caught this week-end at Indian Creek Reservoir. Don’t miss Northwest fishing news! The panfish population at Indian Creek Reservoir was poor with low numbers of fish overall. 0000000896 00000 n