Middle Fork Williamette Report

Middle Fork of the Williamette


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
8-6-2020
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Summer steelhead and hatchery spring Chinook fisheries are winding down below Dexter Dam.

The Middle Fork Willamette River is open to bait below Dexter Dam only. Reminder: Restrictions from Dexter Dam to approximately 700 feet downstream to the markers: No angling from the north shore, from a floating device, or while wading (page 44 in regulations). This river reach is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped salmon and steelhead and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches long.

A Columbia River Basin Endorsement is required for anglers targeting salmon and steelhead in the Middle Fork Willamette below Dexter Dam.

The Middle Fork Willamette above Lookout Point and Hills Creek reservoirs is open to fishing using lures and artificial flies. All wild trout must be released upstream of Lookout Point Reservoir. The Middle Fork Willamette River is not stocked with hatchery trout.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, August 6th

Ana River: Trout Fishing Should Still Be Good
Fourmile Lake: Fourmile Lake Report
Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath & Agency Lakes Report
Miller Lake: Good For Hatchery Rainbow Trout
Wood River: The Grasshopper Frenzy Continues
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Water Levels Are Extremely Low
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Rogue River Lower: Chinook Fishing Has Improved
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Tenmile Lakes: Tenmile Lakes Fishing Report
Willow Lake: Willow Lake Report
Nestucca River: Summer Steelhead Run Continues to Pick Up
Trask River: Coastal Cutthroat Trout Are Still Throughout the System
Wilson River: Summer Steelhead Numbers Should Be Increasing
Clackamas River: It’s The Summer Doldrums on The Clackamas
Detroit Reservoir: Kokanee & Trout Fishing Has Been Very Good
Dexter Reservoir: Dexter Reservoir Report
Fern Ridge Reservoir: Fern Ridge Reservoir Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Kokanee Fishing Has Been Fair
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fishing Report

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