Umpqua River Early April Update

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-10-2019
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UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM:
Right now it looks like the river is going to be a little high for most people drift fishing, but plunking can be good.. Most anglers use a pink Spin-n-Glo and maybe some eggs for plunking, which can be good when the river is high and turbid. All wild steelhead must be released in the Umpqua so please follow good catch-and-release techniques.

Spring Chinook should be in the river and there is a rumor the first springer of 2019 has been caught. Most anglers fish for spring Chinook from a boat using plugs or bait.

Trout fishing will reopen in May 2019.

UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH:
Steelhead fishing should be good and recent reports have anglers catching a few. However, the river will likely be too high for most anglers drift fishing.

Spring Chinook are on their way, but no reports of anyone catching any yet.

Some of the North Umpqua and tributaries are open for trout (those above Slide Creek Dam): check the fishing regulations to see which areas are closed.

Note that as of Oct. 1 fishing in the fly water area is restricted to the use of a single, barbless artificial fly.

UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH:
The river will likely be high for the weekend, which can be tough fishing. Folks willing to go near the deadline might be able to get to where the river is fishable. The deadline is the Jackson Cr bridge near Tiller, OR. Lots of hatchery fish have been reported this year. Anglers were doing well in the upper sections of the South around Canyonville this past week. Check out the South River Gauge.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, April 10th

John C Boyle Reservoir: Brown Bullhead Catfish Are Your Best Bet
Agency Lake: Catch Rates Remain Low
YellowJacket lake: Can't Get Within 2 Miles of The Lake
Priday Reservoir: Best FIshing is Close to The Bank
Sprague River: Sprague River Early April Update
Warm Springs Reservoir: 49 Percent Full
Willow Valley Reservoir: Bass FIshing Good In April
Klamath River - Upper - CA: Flows Are High
Klamath River - Middle: Fishing Not Recommended Due To High Flows
Klamath River - Lower: Challenging Fishing Conditions Right Now
Phillips Reservoir: 26 Percent of Capacity and Increasing
Pilcher Reservoir: Fishing is Not Advised
Devils Lake: Reservoir is Ice Free
Dog Lake: Perch Fishing is Good
Blitzen River: Spring Run Off is Here
Ana River: Great For Match-The-Hatch
Ana Reservoir: A Few Hybrid Bass Are Being Caught
Gerber Reservoir: Yellow Perch or Brown Bullhead Catfish Are Best Fishing Right Now
Tenmile Lakes: Fishing Beginning To Turn On
Lemolo Lake: Fishing Can Be Good After Snow Melts
Loon Lake: Fishing is Picking Up
Lost Creek Reservoir: First Stocking Last Week

Bait ban, sturgeon fishing closure take effect April 16 on Gilbert River
Gilbert River

4-5-2019
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