Fishing For Whitefish Can Be Good Right Now

Imnaha River - Imnaha, OR (Wallowa County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing for whitefish in the upper reaches of the Imnaha can be good during the summer as water temperatures will remain cool. Trout fishing will begin to improve in as water temperatures decrease.

Fall Chinook will be very visible in the lower reaches through November. It is not legal to fish for fall Chinook in the Imnaha River and anglers should avoid these fish and allow them to spawn. Remember, if you catch a bull trout it must be released unharmed. 

Steelhead season opens on Sept. 1 but fish aren’t generally available until later in the month. Steelhead season will open with a reduced bag limit of 2 fish per day.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Campbell Reservoir: Campbell Reservoir Report
Mann Lake: The lake is currently fishless
Phillips Reservoir: Reservoir Level is at 16 % and Declining
Pilcher Reservoir: Look For Fishing to Pick up in The Fall
Thief Valley Reservoir: Reservoir is at 23 % Capacity
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Report
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Report

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