Smith River Fishing Report

Smith River - Reedsport, OR (Douglas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Winter steelhead fishing opened on Dec. 1 upstream to bridge 10 on the North Fork Smith and upstream to Sisters Creek. Retention is only allowed on adipose fin-clipped steelhead. Fishing should improve as the river falls into shape.

Retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead is allowed in tidewater. Sturgeon fishing is catch-and-release only. The daily limit for striped bass is two per 24-hour period. Trout is closed. Chinook opened Aug. 1 in the North Fork up to Johnson Creek and in the mainstem up to Spencer Creek.