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Lake Outlook: Nov. 19, 2009

AGATE - The lake remains low, but fishing is fair for the 500 large rainbows and 150 trophy rainbows stocked there recently. The fish are widely spread out. No motors are allowed, so trolling is out. Wind-drifting worms works well.

APPLEGATE - The lake is hovering around bottom pool. A few of the recently stocked lunker and trophy trout are getting caught daily. Bank catches have been best on PowerBait, while trollers working the top 15 feet of the water column are catching trout on Wedding Ring spinners with a small worm trailer. Bass fishing has slowed.

EMIGRANT - Trout fishing is fair off the bank with worms or PowerBait for anglers fishing lower in the reservoir. A standing public-health advisory continues about eating all but trout from the lake because of elevated mercury levels.

HOWARD PRAIRIE - Closed until spring.

HYATT - Closed until spring.

DIAMOND - Closed until spring.

EXPO - The pond was stocked with 150 rainbow trout last month, and a few are still showing up in catches for those casting Panther Martin lures or still-fishing with PowerBait.

LAKE of the WOODS - Fishing is fair to good for legal- and trophy-size trout. Bank-fishing with PowerBait has been effective during the day.

LOST CREEK - Trolling for trout remains fair to good with small spinners and flashers near the dam and directly across from the Lost Creek Marina. The lake remains at minimum pool and the surface temperature has dropped below 50 degrees for the first time this fall, which has slowed the smallmouth bass bite.

FISH - Fishing remains fair for trophy-size rainbows stocked recently.

SELMAC - Fishing remains good for the 1,000 large trout and 150 trophy trout stocked there recently. Use small spinners or PowerBait.