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Lake Outlook

AGATE - Fishing activity is very slow at the lake, which has been drawn down to 35 percent full. Cold water temperatures have kept bass and crappie off the bite. A few trout from the fall's planting are still swimming. Use PowerBait or worms.

APPLEGATE - Water levels are so low that there is no boat access at the lake now. That has severely curbed fishing effort, as has snow and cold weather. 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 and other panfish is very slow. Very little effort has been seen here.

EMIGRANT - Trout fishing has tapered way off and was fair amid cold water temperatures. A health advisory has been issued about eating all but trout from the lake because of elevated mercury levels.

FISH - Both bank and boat anglers have done fair recently for trout despite cold weather conditions. Snow is expected this weekend. The Forest Service boat ramp is usable until it becomes blocked by snow.

TENMILE - Largemouth bass fishing is slowing down amid cold and wet weather. The bass are moving into deeper waters, especially around structure. Try fishing plastic worms or grubs walked very slowly along the bottom, and watch for very light strikes.

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.

Very little trout-fishing activity has occurred at the lake since September.

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

SELMAC - Trout and bass fishing is slow amid cold water conditions and snow.