Trout Fishing at Willow Lake Should Still Be Good

Willow Lake - Eagle Point, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
7-14-2021
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Trout fishing at Willow Lake should still be good. Trolling deeper in 15-30 feet of water will be the most productive for boat-based anglers. Plenty of legal and pounder trout were stocked earlier in the spring and summer, and holdover trout should also be available. Fly-fishers will do best on chironomids or balanced leeches. Gear anglers should have an assortment of the standard PowerBait, threaded nightcrawlers under a bobber, or small spinners and spoons.

Campgrounds at Willow Lake are open, as is the improved boat ramp. For more information please visit the Jackson County Parks website. Willow Lake is at 82 percent capacity. It does get busy on the weekends.

In addition to the trout, there are large numbers of illegally introduced yellow perch up here and anglers are always encouraged to take as many of these as they want. This illegal introduction has only resulted in stunted perch and impacts to the bass and trout fishery in this lake and numerous others around the Southwest District. Anglers are reminded that using live fish as bait is prohibited. If you see someone transporting live fish from or into a water body, please get a photo and/or call OSP with this information.




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

Ana Reservoir: The Reservoir Was Recently Stocked With 4,000 Rainbow Trout
Balm Creek Reservoir: Balm Creek Provides a Good Oppertunity to Escape The Heat
Chewaucan River: The Water Is Already Starting To Approach Summer Flows
Deming Creek: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Duncan Reservoir: Inaccessible Due to Fire
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
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Should Be Fair to Good
Fish Lake : Lake Level is 25 Percent Full
Hemlock Lake: Road is Likely Closed Due to Fires
Illinois River: Emergency Regulations Change: Effective July 1
Lake Selmac: The Coming Week Should See a Slight Cool Off at Lake Selmac
Lost Creek Lake: Fishing is Still Good
Medco Pond: Trout Should Still be Available
Rogue River- Lower: Early Success on Chinook
Rogue River - Middle: Emergency Drought Regulations
Rogue River- Upper: The Hatchery Hole is Closed to All Fishing Through July 31
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): This is an Excellent Destination to Escape the Heat This Weekend
Tenmile Lakes: Trout Fishing Has Slowed Down With the Warm Water Temperatures
Umpqua River: Chinook Season Closed on July 1

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