Sprague River Early April Update

Sprague River - Chiloquin, OR (Klamath County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-10-2019
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SPRAGUE RIVER:

Closed until April 22, 2019 to protect spawning redband trout. ODFW and Oregon State University will be sampling the Sprague River extensively this spring, summer and fall. We will be reporting on the sampling periodically through the year.

NORTH FORK SPRAGUE RIVER AND ALL TRIBUTARIES:

Flows are very high. Fishing not recommended. Open all year but snow will limit access to most areas on public land. Fishing is slow for redband trout and brown trout. Sculpins are very abundant in the river therefore sculpin patterns can work well for large redband and brown trout. Fishing streamers or spinners is the best method right now as water temperatures have cooled. Check stream level. The river is also very clear in this section. Flows are high.

Best fishing is upstream of the 3411 road to Gearhart Creek. Access to this area can be difficult, as is wading through the high gradient areas. Larger brown trout and redband trout occur in this section. Flows are high.

SOUTH FORK SPRAGUE RIVER AND ALL TRIBUTARIES:

Flows are very high. Fishing not recommended at this time. The South Fork Sprague River is open to fishing all year. Most public land is inaccessible due to snow. Fishing is very slow in most areas due to low fish densities. Flows are high




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