The river is expected bump up again after recently cresting

Illinois River - Cave Junction, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-7-2021
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The river is expected bump up again after recently cresting at around 6000 cfs on Monday.  By the weekend though, it should be fishable and a lovely Steelhead green color. Fish should be working their way into the access points outside of Selma. The river is open to zone regulations. Only artificial flies and lures are allowed. Soft beads and plastic worms are considered bait.

Wild Steelhead may be harvested if they are over 24 inches long and caught between Klondike Creek and Fall Creek, or from 400 feet above Illinois Falls to Pomeroy Dam. Only 1 may be kept per day and 3 per calendar year, zone wide. Additionally, it’s illegal to fish 200 feet below the fishway at Pomeroy Dam. The river and tributaries above Pomeroy are always closed to fishing.

There is good public bank access along 8 Dollar Rd just north of Kerby, and Illinois River Rd. outside of Selma, all the way downstream to Miami Bar.

Check the USGS Kerby guage which provides up to date river flow information.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 7th
: ODFW Recreation Report
Ana River: Fly-Fishing Reports Indicate Fishing Has Been Slow
Krumbo Reservoir: Likely Some Surface Ice
Phillips Reservoir: Fishing Well Through The Ice
Pilcher Reservoir: Good Numbers of Trout
Warm Springs Reservoir: Still Some Open Water
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Steelhead rivers in the Coquille Basin are currently high and muddy
Fish Lake : Ice is About 6 Inches Thick

The Dalles Pool sturgeon retention season closes tonight
Columbia River

1-4-2021
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The recreational sturgeon season in The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam) will close...... Read More