Steelhead Fishing Should Be Great

Illinois River - Cave Junction, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-20-2019
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The Illinois River is open for trout fishing and winter steelhead through March 31. Steelhead fishing should be great with the recent storms and fish should be available for the angler willing to take a scenic drive. Since only hatchery trout may be retained, fishing will be primarily catch-and-release for wild trout, as the Illinois does not have a hatchery program. Wild winter steelhead may be retained in a few areas, but are subject to new daily and seasonal bag limits of 1 per day and 3 per year SW zone wide in waterbodies were wild harvest is allowed. Consult the 2019 fishing regulations for areas open to retention of wild steelhead




More Reports

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

Ana Reservoir: Excellent Destination For Kids Out on Spring Break
Blitzen River: Spring Run-Off is Here
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
Grande Ronde River: Anglers Reporting Good Catch Rates
Willow Lake: Anglers Finding Trout
: First Stocking to Receive 20,000 Legal Rainbows This Week
: Fishing Should Be Picking Up
McKenzie River: Fishing Continues to Be Pretty Good
Henry Hagg Lake: 12,000 Legal Rainbows Recently Released
Clackamas River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Conditions Continued to Improve
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Wallowa Lake : Lake Frozen Over
Imnaha River: This is The Best Time of Year To Fish
Sandy River: Fishing For Steelhead is Picking Back Up
Nestucca River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Necanicum River: Necanicum is Low and Clear
Kilchis River: Kilchis is Low and Clear
: Stocked With Legal Sized Rainbows This Week
Emigrant Reservoir: 1,000 Legal Trout Stocking
Umpqua River: River in Good Shape for The Weekend
Galesville Reservoir: Anglers Doing Well From Shore
Chetco River: River Has A Lot to Offer
Wilson River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Willow Creek Reservoir: Winter and Early Spring Are Best Months For Trout
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout Fishing Picking Up
Elk River: Steelhead Are Thick Right Now
Deschutes River: Mid March Report
Rogue River Lower: Winter Steelhead in Full Swing
Rogue River - Middle: Anglers Are Mostly Catching Bright Winter Fish
Rogue River Upper: Expect More Fish to Move Into Upper Rougue Throughout Next Week

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