Steelhead and Trout Fishing Closed on March 31

Illinois River - Cave Junction, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-12-2021
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Steelhead and trout fishing closed on March 31. This includes all catch-and-release fishing as well. Trout fishing will reopen May 22. The trout closure is to protect out-migrating wild steelhead and salmon smolts destined for the ocean. 

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. Be advised the road to Briggs Creek can be a bit muddy after a rain, but it’s not rutted and is relatively hard packed within the puddles. The water is clear out here, snow still in the mountains, and this is certainly still a destination for a hike.

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




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 12th

Fourmile Lake: The Lake is Very Low at 21 Percent Full
Snake River: Spring Chinook Season is Open
Imnaha River: High Flows During the Spring Will Make Fishing Difficult
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake is Open
Wallowa River: Wallowa River can Fish Well For Trout as Long as Conditions Allow
Grande Ronde River: Snowmelt Causing High Flows and Difficult Fishing
Hat Rock Pond: 1,000 Legal Trout Stocked on April 14
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook Fishing is Slow
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing is Sporadic
Trask River: The Trask is a Little Slow and Water Conditions are Very Low Above Tidewater
Wilson River: Summer Steelhead Should Start Showing Up This Month
Applegate River: River Closed to Steelhead and Trout Fishing on March 31
Arizona Pond: This Pond is a Great Place For New Anglers to Learn Fishing Techniques
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir was Stocked at the Beginning of March with 3,000 Rainbow Trout
Bradley Lake: Trophy Trout Were Stocked Last Month
Butterfield Lake: Trout Were Stocked Last Month
Coos River: Trout Fishing in Streams Will Open on May 22
Coquille River: Anglers Have Been Catching Striped Bass in the Upper End of Tidewater
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Picked Up Recently
Expo Pond: Day Use Permits Are Required
Fish Lake : 4,500 Legal Rainbow Trout Were Stocked This Week
Floras Lake: Sunny Spring Weather has Brought the Water Temperature Up
Galesville Reservoir: Lots of Trout Available for Anglers!
Hemlock Lake: Fishing Should Be good
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Recently Received 5,000 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Was Recently Stocked With 5,000 Legal Rainbow Trout

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