Umpqua River Fishing Report

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-1-2019
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UMPQUA HIGH LAKES AND FOREBAYS:
Contact the Forest Service at 541-496-3532 for road conditions as lakes may be difficult to access.

Lakes typically accessible from hiking trails and that were stocked in the last couple years are: Calamut, Connie, Bullpup, Fuller, Cliff, Buckeye, Maidu, Pitt and Skookum lakes. These lakes can be tough to get to in the spring, but can be productive.

Red Top Pond offers excellent bank fishing opportunities and is scheduled to be stocked the week of April 29. In addition, there should be plenty of holdover legal-size trout from previous stockings in these waterbodies. Anglers fishing the high lakes in the Umpqua District are encouraged to e-mail fishing reports.

UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM:
All wild steelhead must be released in the Umpqua so please follow good catch-and-release techniques.

Spring Chinook should be in the river; however, reports have been mixed with some reporting good catch rates, and others reporting zeros. Most anglers fish for spring Chinook from a boat using plugs or bait.

Shad should start up as we get closer to Mother’s Day (the usual start of the main part of the season).

Trout fishing will reopen on May 22, 2019.

UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH:

We are entering the “shoulder” season for steelhead. Most of the winters should be done spawning and heading out and some early summers might start showing up.

Spring Chinook are on their way, but no reports of anyone catching any yet.

Some of the North Umpqua and tributaries are open for trout (those above Slide Creek Dam): check the fishing regulations to see which areas are closed.

Note that as of Oct. 1 fishing in the fly water area is restricted to the use of a single, barbless artificial fly.

UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH: CLOSED
The River is closed to all fishing during the annual shutdown from May 1 through May 21. The river opens to bass and trout fishing May 22.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 1st
Roulet Pond: Stocked With 125 Trophy-Size Rainbows
Wickiup Reservoir: Kokanee Reaching 18- Inches
Holbrook Reservoir: Reservoir is Spilling
delintment Lake: Delintment Lake Report
Hyatt Lake: Fishing is Fair
Howard Prairie Reservoir:
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Fishing Report
Wood River: Fishing Remains Fair
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Lots of Trout Around
Coos River: Coos Bay River Basin Fishing Update
Empire Lake Upper: Empire Lake Fishing Report
YellowJacket lake: Yellowjackey Lake Update
Willow Valley Reservoir: Largemouth bass Fishing Can Be Good in May
Coquille River: American Shad Run Beginning Soon
Tenmile Lakes: Conditions Are Prime

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, April 24th
: Crappie Up To 15-Inches
delintment Lake: Delintment Lake Report
Krumbo Reservoir: Bass Fishing Will Improve
Wood River: Fishing is Fair
Owyhee Reservoir: Fishing For Warmwater Species Has Been Fair
Mann Lake: Some Water and Fish Have Survived
Sprague River: River is Open To Fish
Phillips Reservoir: Phillips Reservoir Report
Klamath River - Middle: JC Boyle Reservoir is No Longer Spilling
Klamath River - Upper - CA:
Nestucca River: Few Early Summer Steelhead Showing Up
Coos River: Steelhead Returns Are Winding Down
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Lots of Trout
Fish Lake : Fishing Should Be Good
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue is in Good Shape
Tenmile Lakes: Fishing Conditions Are Improving
Umpqua River: Spring Chinook Should Be in The River
Santiam River North Fork-2: Santiam River Fishing Report
Willamette River: Spring Chinook Fishing is in Full Swing
Clackamas River: Steelhead Fishing Conditions Improved
Trojan Ponds: Family Fishing Event on April 27