Steelhead are moving upstream from winter holding areas

Wallowa River - Wallowa , OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead are moving upstream from winter holding areas in the lower Grande Ronde River and Rondowa. Hatchery facilities at Big Canyon and Wallowa Hatcheries are actively trapping fish. The river is in great condition for fishing, although creel reports indicate variable catch rates. April can be the best time to fish the Wallowa River Canyon upstream of Minam.

The bag for steelhead is 2 hatchery fish per day through the end of the season to ensure enough fish arrive at hatchery facilities to meet production goals.

More Reports

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

Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing Should Be Good
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
Umatilla River: Water Levels Have Come Up

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