Spring Chinook Are Still Coming Over the Falls

Middle Fork Willamette - Springfield, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-2-2021
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No recent fishing reports but spring Chinook are still coming over the falls according to  the fish counts at Willamette Falls, even though the number passing the falls daily has decreased. 

The Middle Fork Willamette River is open to bait below Dexter Dam only. Reminder: Restrictions from Dexter Dam to approximately 700 feet downstream to the markers: No angling from the north shore, from a floating device, or while wading (page 44 in regulations). This river reach is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped salmon and steelhead and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches long.

A Columbia River Basin Endorsement is required for anglers targeting salmon and steelhead in the Middle Fork Willamette below Dexter Dam. 

The Middle Fork Willamette above Lookout Point and Hills Creek reservoirs is open to fishing using lures and artificial flies. All wild trout must be released upstream of Lookout Point Reservoir. The Middle Fork Willamette River is not stocked with hatchery trout.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 2nd
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Green's Bridge gate to close and require key access; beware of obstructions on lower Santiam River
: This weekend, June 5th & 6th, is Free Fishing Weekend!
: ODFW braces for drought: Fish stocking changes and possible emergency regulations are expected
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook Fishing is Slow
Campbell Reservoir: Campbell Reservoir Report
Gerber Reservoir: Water Temps Are Increasing Fast
Siltcoos Lake: Warm Weather and Summer-Like Conditions Have the Warmwater Fisheries in the Mid-Coast at Full Swing
Holbrook Reservoir: Stocked Recently
Siletz River: A Few Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook are Starting To Show up
John C Boyle Reservoir: Water Temps Have Warmed to 70 Degrees
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing Slowed This Weekend
Upper Klamath Lake: Water Clarity Continues to Improve
Trask River: The Trask Continued to Be Fair For Spring Chinook
Wilson River: Fishing on The Wilson Remains Slow
Lofton Reservoir: Stocked Recently
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size and 200 Pound Size Rainbow Trout
Sprague River: Fishing is fair for redband trout with an occasional brown trout
Blue River: Was Last Stocked The Week of May 24 With 1,100 Rainbow Trout
Wood River: Flows Are A Little High
Coast Fork Willamette River: Was Last Stocked the Week of May 17 With 1,000 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Grande Ronde River: Flows Have Been Good
Detroit Reservoir: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 4,200 Hatchery Trout
EE Wilson Angling Pond: The Pond Will be Stocked for a Final Time This Week With About 850 Hatchery Trout
John Day River: Flows Are Unusually Low
Fall Creek: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,300 Legal-Size Trout
Fern Ridge Reservoir: The Reservoir is Done Filling and All Boat Ramps are Currently Available
Foster Reservoir: The Reservoir Was Stocked Last Week With About 2,700 Trout
Bradley Lake: Stocked With Trophy Trout Last Month
Gold Lake: Gold Lake is Now Open For The Season!!
Chetco River: Chetco River Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 7,700 Trout
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Scheduled to Be Stock This Week
Junction City Pond: Pond Will Be Stocked This Week for The Last Time This Season With About 1,000 Hatchery Trout
Diamond Lake: Producing Some Nice Trout
Elk River: Trout season opened May 22
McKenzie River: Was Last Stocked The Week of May 24 With 3,800 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout

Hood River closes to spring Chinook fishing on June 1
Hood River

5-28-2021
THE DALLES, Ore.—ODFW is closing the spring Chinook fishery originally set to go through June 30 on the Hood River...... Read More