Anglers Reporting Good Catch Rates

Grande Ronde River - Colville, OR (Union County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The daily bag limit of one hatchery steelhead will continue through the end of the season on April 30, 2019. Bag limits were reduced to protect limited numbers of wild fish returning to the Snake River Basin and to ensure hatchery programs meet production goals.

Steelhead fishing has been difficult this year due to the low numbers of returning fish and low flows. However, anglers have been reporting good catch rates as fish are starting to make the final push toward hatchery facilities. It’s a good idea this time of year to check flows prior to heading to the river. With warming temperatures and a lot of low snow, we’ll likely see the river blow out in the next few weeks.


More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

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Gerber Reservoir: Reservoir is 70 Percent Full
Applegate River: Winter Steelhead in The Applegate Run Later Than Most Streams
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout Fishing Should Be Good
Expo Pond: Fishing for Bass and Panfish is Fair
Empire Lake Lower: Try Fishing Bait Near the Bottom

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