Lake Outlook

AGATE - Bass fishing has tapered way off with rain and cold weather, and very little activity is occurring at the lake. Afternoon fishing for bluegill and crappie should be OK on warm days with worms.

APPLEGATE - The lake's drop has slowed now that storms are adding some inflow to the reservoir while outflows have dropped again to 260 cubic feet per second. Trout are congregating off points and near tributary mouths. Woolly buggers and Triple Teasers spiked with a piece of worm are a good bet. Bass fishing is more miss than hit these days.

Anglers can keep up to five rainbow trout or stocked salmon a day, but only one fish can be more than 20 inches long. Also, no bass between 12 and 15 inches can be kept, and only one bass longer than 15 inches can be kept.

EXPO - Fishing for bluegill is slow. Fishing with bait, either from a bobber or on the bottom with weight, is the easiest presentation here.

HOWARD PRAIRIE - The lake is closed for the season.

HYATT - The lake is closed for the season.

DIAMOND - The lake is closed for the season.

EMIGRANT - Trout fishing has tapered off and was fair amid yo-yoing water temperatures. Wind-drifting night crawlers or slowly trolling Triple Teasers at varying depths are good choices. Bass fishing has slowed. Look for fish in deeper water around structure, dancing grubs or worms off the bottom.

A health advisory has been issued about eating all but trout from the lake because of elevated mercury levels.

FISH - Late-season fly-fishing for rainbow trout is good with woolly buggers or leech patterns near the resort and the Forest Service boat ramp. A few smaller fish were stocked there last week, but they should be big enough for the fishery next spring. Still-fishing with worms near the stumps has also produced some nice trout.

TENMILE - Largemouth bass fishing is slowing down amid cold and wet weather. The bass are moving into deeper waters, especially around structure.

LOST CREEK - A public-health advisory issued more than two months ago remains in effect due to a bloom of toxic blue-green algae. People and pets are advised, but not required, to steer clear of the water until further notice. Anglers who do fish should avoid touching the water or inhaling droplets, and practice catch-and-release fishing because the toxins cannot be boiled, filtered or cooked out. A few people are fishing the lake, and they are catching plenty of rainbow trout around 12 inches long.

LAKE of the WOODS - Fishing for this fall's stocking of rainbow trout and kokanee has remained fair with PowerBait floated about five feet off the weed beds near the middle and far sides of the lake. Worms and bobbers are working well near the Boy Scout camp.

WILLOW - The resort and boat ramp are closed for the season.

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