Spring is Finally Here

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Spring is finally upon us on the lower Deschutes River. Trout fishing should really be getting good from Macks Canyon upstream to the locked gate. Annual monitoring of the trout population found good numbers of fish and lots of big trout. Some hatches are occurring but anglers will be most successful nymphing.

Anglers are reminded that fishing is closed to sport anglers on the Deschutes River from the Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation upstream to Pelton Dam from Jan. 1 to April 22, 2019.

Anglers who catch a tagged hatchery steelhead with an orange anchor tag, are encouraged to report catch information to ODFW at 541-296-4628. Anglers catching a tagged wild fish should release it immediately without recording any information.

Counts at the Sherars Falls salmon and steelhead trap. The trap is only in operation from July to the end of October. Trapping has ended at Sherars Falls for the season.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

John Day River: Steelhead Are Now Present
Wilson River: Some Fish Being Caught
Lake Billy Chinook: Anglers Reporting Good Success
Clackamas River: Positive Fishing on The Clackamas
Foster Reservoir: Foster Reservoir Late March Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Trout and Bass Are Good Options For Anglers
Santiam River North Fork-2: Santiam River North Fork Late March Report
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently Flows Are Still Fairly Slow
Willamette River: Late March Fishing Report
Lost Creek Reservoir: 87 Percent Full

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