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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 remain too low for boat access at the lake now. That has severely curbed fishing effort, and in-flows have increased. Bank anglers around French Gulch were catching rainbow trout and a few bass. 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 been slow amid cold and wintry weather that has churned up the turbidity along shorelines. A standing public-health advisory has been issued about eating all but trout from the lake because of elevated mercury levels in fish.

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 are slow amid cold water conditions and snow.