Smith River Fishing Report

Smith River - Reedsport, OR (Douglas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead fishing opened Dec. 1 upstream to Sisters Creek on the mainstem and to bridge ten (~14.5 miles up the N.F. Smith River Rd.) on the North Fork. Chinook fishing is still open, however it is closed above Spencer Creek on the mainstem and Johnson Creek on the North Fork. Most Chinook are on the spawning grounds and fishing is likely slow. Steelhead fishing should pick up as we move closer to January. The Smith can be one of the first to clear after a large storm event.

Trout fishing in the mainstem and tributaries reopens May 22, 2018