Idaho Fish Report
Late summer can be a great time of year to target bass at Hagg Lake
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Late summer can be a great time of year to target bass at Hagg Lake. Anglers tend to find the most success fishing early in the morning or later in the evening. Fishing a drop shot rig with soft plastics near submerged structure, or trolling deep diving crank baits around the Sain, Scoggins, or Tanner Creek arms of the lake can often be very productive.
Crappie and yellow perch fishing near the dam can offer some exciting opportunity, with many small fish available and a few larger ones in the mix as well. Try casting small jigs with soft plastics, or use a small piece of a nightcrawler for a good chance to catch these fish.
Hagg Lake is one of western Oregon’s largest lakes and is a premier warmwater fishing destination. The lake is home to both the state record smallmouth bass and bullhead catfish.
Maintained and operated by Washington County, the park features numerous picnic areas, two boat launching facilities, more than 15 miles of hiking trails, and observation decks for wildlife and bird watching. The lake and lake park are currently open, although users are encouraged to check the Hagg Lake Park website, as conditions can change.