Smith River Fishing Report

Smith River - Reedsport, OR (Douglas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Smith often clears before others in the Umpqua Basin after high flows. Steelhead season has been difficult with high flows most of the year. Winter steelhead fishing opened on Dec. 1 upstream to Bridge 10 (approx. 14.5 miles up the N.F. Smith R. rd.) on the North Fork Smith and upstream to Sisters Creek on the mainstem, and there have been recent reports of anglers catching steelhead on the mainstem. Retention is only allowed on adipose fin-clipped steelhead.

Sturgeon fishing is catch-and-release only. The daily limit for striped bass is two per 24-hour period. Trout and Chinook are closed.

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