Bass Fishing Should Be Fair to Good

Emigrant Reservoir - Ashland, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
7-14-2021
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With warming surface temperatures, trout anglers will want to fish off the bottom in the deepest water they can find or early in the morning or evening. The boat ramp at area A is unusable and was the last ramp available. Personal watercraft such as rafts, kayaks, SUPs, and float tubes should do all right here, but may have a muddy launch. For bank anglers interested in a little hike, walk along the shore toward the dam to find the deepest water. The best success out here will be targeting warmwater fish.

Emigrant will likely be very close to reaching deadpool by mid-summer. Still there should be areas with 40-50 feet of water. Trout will be found in these areas.

Bass fishing should be fair to good. Anglers are throwing lipless crankbaits/rattlers, spinner baits, and Texas rigs. A nice 3- or 4-inch swim bait is also a good option and according to a recent angler, has produced nicely. Bluegill and black crappie are also available. With the extremely low water, look for rocky outcrops to target.

For more information on park facilities closures visit the Jackson County Parks website. The RV Park is only open to fire victims, but the tent campsites are open to the public.

The reservoir is dropping again with irrigation back on and is currently at 10 percent capacity. Surface temperatures should be approaching the mid-70s or higher later this week.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, July 14th

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Chewaucan River: The Water Is Already Starting To Approach Summer Flows
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Fish Lake : Fish Lake and Camping Around the Lake is Accessible
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting Yellow Perch is Your Best Bet
Heart Lake: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Holbrook Reservoir: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing Will Be Fair as Most Stocked Rainbow Trout Will Move to Deeper Water
Lofton Reservoir: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Long Creek Reservoir: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time Due to the Bootleg Fire in That Area
Phillips Reservoir: Bag Limits and Size Limits For All Species Have Been Lifted From July 15 Through Sept 6
Sprague River: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time Due to Smoke From the Bootleg Fire
Sycan River: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time
Thief Valley Reservoir: Bag Limits and Size Limits For All Species Have Been Lifted From July 15 Through Sept 6
Thompson Valley Reservoir: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Wood River: Wood River Fishing Update
John Day River: Flows on The John Day River are Currently Unusually Low For This Time of Year
Agate Lake: Agate Lake is at 36 Percent Capacity
Applegate Reservoir: The Reservoir is 49 Percent Full
Bradley Lake: Bradley Lake Fishing Update
Butterfield Lake: Butterfield Lake Fishing Update
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Anglers Continue to Catch Trout and Other Species During The Hot Weather

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7-9-2021
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