Umpqua River Fish Report for 1-14-2021
Umpqua River Report
Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM:
Anglers are finding a few steelhead in the lower river. High flows are in the forecast, but can be a good time for “plunking.” Don’t forget to turn in hatchery winter steelhead snouts for a chance to win a gift card.
Bass fishing is likely going to slow with cold conditions.
Trout fishing is closed until the opener in May.
UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH:
Access to the North Umpqua is limited with the closure of areas in the Umpqua National Forest and other lands near the forest.
There have been some good reports coming from the North, with anglers catching some nice steelhead. Remember to turn in snouts from hatchery fish for a chance to win a $50 gift card (see below).
Some of the North Umpqua and tributaries are open for trout (those above Slide Creek Dam). These areas may be tough to access during the winter months. Check the fishing regulations to see which areas are open.
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:
Lots of anglers were fishing before the rains and doing well. Once the river drops back down, fishing should be great! Don’t forget to turn in snout from hatchery Winter Steelhead for a chance to win a gift card.
Umpqua winter steelhead study
Anglers who catch a hatchery winter steelhead in the Umpqua Basin are being asked to turn in the snouts from those fish. Some of these snouts contain small tags. Anglers who turn in snouts that contain these tags will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card. Snouts may be turned in at barrels located around the basin, Sportsman’s Warehouse in Roseburg, or the Roseburg ODFW office. Tags obtained from the fish will inform ODFW on the best release strategy for juveniles to provide the most fish back to anglers in the future.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, January 14th
Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath Lake Report
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Applegate River: Some Nice Fish Are Starting to Show
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir is Likely Rising & Muddy
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Report
Diamond Lake: Ice May Be a Bit Thin
Emigrant Reservoir: May Not Be A Bad Spot to Target Crappie & Bass
Fish Lake : Ice Was Last Reported at 6-9 Inches
Galesville Reservoir: Reservoir is Filling Up
Hemlock Lake: Recent Report Said The Road Was Open
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Report
Illinois River: River Should Be Dropping All Week and Be Fishable Late Friday
Lake Selmac: Bass Fishing May Not Be A Bad Idea
Lost Creek Lake: Main Focus For Lake Anglers Through Winter
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Smith River: Often Clears Faster Than Other Rivers in the Umpqua
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