River Won't Be Fishable For At Least Another Week

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-10-2019
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DESCHUTES RIVER, MOUTH TO THE PELTON REGULATING DAM: 
The river is currently high and the color of chocolate milk, and likely won’t be fishable through at least this week.

Spring is finally upon us on the lower Deschutes River. Trout fishing should really be getting good from Macks Canyon upstream to the locked gate. Annual monitoring of the trout population found good numbers of fish and lots of big trout. Some hatches are occurring but anglers will be most successful nymphing.

Anglers are reminded that fishing is closed to sport anglers on the Deschutes River from the Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation upstream to Pelton Dam from Jan. 1 to April 22, 2019.

Anglers who catch a tagged hatchery steelhead with an orange anchor tag, are encouraged to report catch information to ODFW at 541-296-4628. Anglers catching a tagged wild fish should release it immediately without recording any information.

Counts at the Sherars Falls salmon and steelhead trap. The trap is only in operation from July to the end of October. Trapping has ended at Sherars Falls for the season.




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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, April 10th

John C Boyle Reservoir: Brown Bullhead Catfish Are Your Best Bet
Agency Lake: Catch Rates Remain Low
YellowJacket lake: Can't Get Within 2 Miles of The Lake
Priday Reservoir: Best FIshing is Close to The Bank
Sprague River: Sprague River Early April Update
Warm Springs Reservoir: 49 Percent Full
Willow Valley Reservoir: Bass FIshing Good In April
Klamath River - Upper - CA: Flows Are High
Klamath River - Middle: Fishing Not Recommended Due To High Flows
Klamath River - Lower: Challenging Fishing Conditions Right Now
Phillips Reservoir: 26 Percent of Capacity and Increasing
Pilcher Reservoir: Fishing is Not Advised
Devils Lake: Reservoir is Ice Free
Dog Lake: Perch Fishing is Good
Blitzen River: Spring Run Off is Here
Ana River: Great For Match-The-Hatch
Ana Reservoir: A Few Hybrid Bass Are Being Caught
Gerber Reservoir: Yellow Perch or Brown Bullhead Catfish Are Best Fishing Right Now
Tenmile Lakes: Fishing Beginning To Turn On
Lemolo Lake: Fishing Can Be Good After Snow Melts
Loon Lake: Fishing is Picking Up
Lost Creek Reservoir: First Stocking Last Week
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Early April Update
Rogue River Lower: Anglers Still Catching Winter Steelhead
Rogue River - Middle: Anglers Are Catching Winter Fish
Chetco River: Fishing Closed Until May 22
Diamond Lake: Ice May Start To Break Any Day
Applegate Reservoir: Successful Trolling
Arizona Pond: Stocked Early Last Month
Lake Selmac: Anglers Having Good Success
Smith River: Great Place For Winter Steelhead
Saunders Lake: Recent Rainbow Trout Stocking
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue is Extremely High
Lake Marie: Stocked Week of April 1
Roulet Pond: Pond is Ice Free
Wallowa Lake : Currently Frozen
Wallowa River: River is Blown Out
Willow Creek Lake: Great Time of Year to Fish Willow Creek
Ladd Peach Pond: Tagged Fish Could Have a $50 Reward
John Day River: Flows Are High
Lake Billy Chinook: Anglers Reporting Success With Bull Trout
Metolius River: Good Trout Fishing
Hood River: River is High and Off Color

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