Applegate River Fish Report for 8-2-2020
Applegate River Report
Applegate River - Applegate, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Remember, the Applegate River is closed to Chinook fishing and retention. If you see someone fishing for Chinook, trying to snag, or otherwise actively poaching Chinook salmon, please call *OSP to reach local dispatch to report to the local game trooper on duty.
The Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District has implemented a complete Ranger District Emergency Fire Closure. Essentially all lands surrounding Applegate reservoir are closed to vehicle and foot traffic, so this would apply to fishing in the Applegate River and tributaries above Applegate Reservoir as well.
Some of the Applegate River downstream of Applegate Reservoir is SMRD lands as well, such as McKee Bridge. More information can be found on their website or by calling the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest 541-618-2200.
Applegate River is currently open for trout fishing, and bait is allowed. Only adipose fin clipped (hatchery) trout may be kept, all wild rainbow and cutthroat trout must be immediately released unharmed. However, the ranger district closures in effect means there is no public access along the upper Applegate River below Applegate Reservoir.
With air temperatures expected to be well above normal for early September, anglers should fish here early in order to reduce stress to trout.
Anglers should do their part to harvest and remove non-local pikeminnow they encounter on the Applegate River. All tributaries are closed below Applegate Dam, except Glade Creek.
You can check the flows on the Applegate when planning a trip.
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