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
8-24-2022
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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.





More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, August 24th

Ana Reservoir: Ana Reservoir was stocked early this month
Beulah Reservoir: Beulah Reservoir has now been drained to minimum pool
Blitzen River: Flows in the Blitzen are now around 30 cfs
Bully Creek Reservoir: Reservoir levels are currently very low and dropping fast
Chewaucan River: As the river drops and keeps getting warmer try fishing early in the morning
Owyhee Reservoir: Owyhee Reservoir Fishing Report
Owyhee River: Lower Owyhee River Report
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Anglers are having success targeting brown trout
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir is dropping and may drop more quickly as the summer progresses
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Reservoir level is low but has leveled off
Hyatt Lake: Very little if any fishing pressure
Lake Selmac: Trout anglers will want to target deeper areas near the dam
Rogue River - Middle: Trout fishing is open
Rogue River- Upper: Trout fishing is open in the Rogue
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Trout stockings in the upper river started May 18
Nehalem River: The Nehalem gets a unique early component to its fall Chinook run
Siletz River: Summer steelhead fishing has slowed down with the low water conditions
Trask River: Plenty of opportunity for Cutthroat trout
Wilson River: Recent surveys found fish concentrated in pools
Clackamas River: Summer steelhead and spring Chinook can now be found throughout the river


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