Water Levels Have Come Up

Umatilla River - Umatilla, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The water levels have come up on the Umatilla, visibility is about a foot and there are still fish being caught. A total of 66 steelhead have returned to Three Mile Falls Dam so far in April, with a total of 1,238 returning steelhead up to date for the overall run. Most of the steelhead should be evenly distributed through the system and anglers are finding success with fish moving higher up near Pendleton.

Look for steelhead in the slower moving water, in the soft pockets on the insides of runs or in the slower water in pools. Anglers have been finding success using jigs and corkies, as well as swinging flies with sinking tips.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, April 8th

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Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout & Bass Fishing Should Be Good
Diamond Lake: Ice Fishing Derby on April 15
Emigrant Reservoir: Low But on The Rise
Garrison Lake: Recently Stocked
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Ice is Breaking Up
Kilchis River: Low and Clear
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Report
Trask River: Trask is Low and Clear
Wilson River: Wilson River Report
Grande Ronde River: Recent high flows have encouraged steelhead to move upstream

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