Smith River Fishing Report

Smith River - Reedsport, OR (Douglas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fall chinook fishing opens on the Smith River Aug. 1 from the mouth to the head-of-tide at Spencer Creek and in the North Fork Smith River from the mouth to the head-of-tide at Johnson Creek. Steelhead fishing is closed on Smith River above head-of-tide at Spencer Creek from May 1 through Nov. 30.

Open to trout fishing through Sept. 15. Retention of trout is allowed in some locations and not others. Consult the fishing regulations before heading out. Focus on the cooler morning hours.

Striper fishing has been decent with a recent increase in catch rates.