ODFW Recreation Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-2-2021
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2021 spring bear hunting forecast

Just in time for the opening of the spring bear hunting season next week, the 2021 spring bear hunting forecast offers a district-by-district look at the upcoming season.

Best bets for weekend fishing

  • Some rivers on the north coast remain open to steelhead fishing through April. Expect low, clear and challenging conditions. But there are fish around.
  • Fresh, chrome steelhead continue to arrive on the middle and upper Rogue.
  • Trout stocking is in full swing in the western part of the state. Check the zone reports for the most recent information.
  • Look for holdover trout in larger waterbodies that were stocked regularly last year. These fish have overwintered and gained weight.
  • Anglers are reporting good fishing and active insect hatches during the warmest parts of the day on the Fall and Metolius rivers, and the Deschutes between Lake Billy Chinook and Benham Falls.
  • There are steelhead available throughout the Imnaha, Umatilla and Wallowa river systems.
  • Fishing off the coast has been hot, with full bag limits and lots of lingcod.

How to hunt wild turkeys

A comprehensive online course

Just in time for spring turkey season (opens April 15). Whether you’re new to turkey hunting, or just need a few refreshers, this course covers everything you’ll need to know to bag a bird this spring.

New interagency map shows wildfire impacts on recreation

Hunters, anglers and wildlife viewers will be living with the impacts of the 2020 wildfire season for a long time. To help you navigate the status of popular recreation sites, natural resource management agencies in Oregon have released an interagency status mapthat shows open, closed and reduced service areas on a single map, regardless of reason for closure.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, April 1st

Campbell Reservoir: Warmer weather this week might put bass on the bite
Gerber Reservoir: Lake is Ice Free
John C Boyle Reservoir: Yellow Perch Bite is Really Good This Time of Year
Upper Klamath Lake: Boat Ramps Are Open
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Willow Valley Reservoir: Willow Valley Reservoir Report
Applegate River: Trout Season Re-Opens May 22
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Ice is Breaking Up
Hyatt Lake: Some Open Water Can Be Found
Illinois River: Steelhead and trout fishing closesd on March 31
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Plan on Fishing Later in The Day for Warmer Water Temps
Alsea River: Remains Open For Steelhead Through April
Kilchis River: Low & Clear
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is on the low side
Salmon River: Trout Fishing Re-Opens May 22
Siletz River: Steelhead Fishing Has Improved
Siuslaw River: Trout Fishing Re-Opens May 22
Trask River: Should Fish Through The Week
Wilson River: Steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been fair
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Report
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Foster Reservoir: Reservoir Will Be Stocked This Week
Sandy River: Sandy River Report
Willamette River: Willamette River Report
John Day River: River Flows Have Been on The Rise
Umatilla River: Water Levels Have Started to Come Up

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Friday, March 26th

Ana Reservoir: Ana Reservoir Report
Ana River: Recent fly-fishing reports indicate fishing has been slow
Campbell Reservoir: Warmer weather this weekend might put bass on the bite
Gerber Reservoir: Lake is Ice Free
Upper Klamath Lake: Catch Rates Are Low
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Priday Reservoir: Stocked Last Week With 200 Trophy Rainbow Trout
Willow Valley Reservoir: Willow Valley Reservoir Report
Applegate Reservoir: Steelhead Fishing Will be Closed April 1st
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing Should Still Be Good
Chetco River: Peak Spawning is Right Around The Corner
Coquille River: Steelhead Fishing is Virtually Done For The Year
Elk River: Anglers Have Been Doing Pretty Well
Emigrant Reservoir: Trout Stocking Has Been Postponed Until April
Fish Lake : Ice Fishing is Probably on Hold This Weekend
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Report
Garrison Lake: Stocked Earlier This Month
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Fishing Has Been Slow
Illinois River: Conditions Are Looking Good
Lost Creek Lake: Reservoir is 64% Full
Rogue River - Middle: Angler Are Picking Up Steelhead on A Regular Basis
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Stocking is Scheduled Just Before Memorial Day
Sixes River: Mostly Clear Conditions Through The End of The Season
Alsea River: Steelhead Fishing Continues To Be Slow
Kilchis River: Fishable But on The Low Side
Necanicum River: LIttle Bump Over The Weekend
Nehalem River: Is Finally in Prime Condition
Nestucca River: Should Be Fishable All Week
Siletz River: Steelhead Fishing Did Improve Some This Week
Siuslaw River: Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Trask River: Nice Bump in Level and Color
Wilson River: Steelhead Fishing Picked up Last Week
Clackamas River: Fishing is Beginning to Pick Up
Dexter Reservoir: Will Be Stocked This Week
Foster Reservoir: Trout Stocking Will Begin Next Week
Sandy River: Sandy River Report
Fall River: Anglers Reporting Good Fishing
Metolius River: Metolius River Report
Grande Ronde River: Grande Ronde Fishing Report
Imnaha River: River Conditions Are Excellent For Steelhead
Wallowa Lake : Anglers Are Starting to Catch Kokanee
Wallowa River: Steelhead Are Moving Upstream
Snake River: Snake River Below Hells Canyon Report