Emergency Regulations Change: Effective July 1

Illinois River - Cave Junction, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
7-14-2021
Website

Emergency regulations change: Effective July 1, all fishing is closed from 2 p.m. to 1 hour before sunrise from the confluence with the Rogue River near Agness, upstream to Collier Creek (near 42.412809, -124.01215) due to warm temperatures and low river flows. There will be a notice when this closure is lifted.

The Illinois is open to trout fishing. There are no hatchery programs on the Illinois, so anglers will mostly encounter wild cutthroat and rainbow trout. These fish should be released unharmed. With the warming weather it’s best to fish early and with barbless hooks to limit stress on fish. Please leave fish in the water as you are releasing them. 

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. Expect crowds on the weekends and please park outside of the white lines to keep roads clear.

The USFS Wild Rivers Ranger District is in extreme fire danger and has implemented Level 2 fire precautions. More information can be found on their website.

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




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, July 14th

Ana Reservoir: The Reservoir Was Recently Stocked With 4,000 Rainbow Trout
Balm Creek Reservoir: Balm Creek Provides a Good Oppertunity to Escape The Heat
Chewaucan River: The Water Is Already Starting To Approach Summer Flows
Deming Creek: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Duncan Reservoir: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Fish Lake : Fish Lake and Camping Around the Lake is Accessible
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting Yellow Perch is Your Best Bet
Heart Lake: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Holbrook Reservoir: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing Will Be Fair as Most Stocked Rainbow Trout Will Move to Deeper Water
Lofton Reservoir: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Long Creek Reservoir: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time Due to the Bootleg Fire in That Area
Phillips Reservoir: Bag Limits and Size Limits For All Species Have Been Lifted From July 15 Through Sept 6
Sprague River: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time Due to Smoke From the Bootleg Fire
Sycan River: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time
Thief Valley Reservoir: Bag Limits and Size Limits For All Species Have Been Lifted From July 15 Through Sept 6
Thompson Valley Reservoir: Inaccessible Due to Fire
Wood River: Wood River Fishing Update
John Day River: Flows on The John Day River are Currently Unusually Low For This Time of Year
Agate Lake: Agate Lake is at 36 Percent Capacity
Applegate Reservoir: The Reservoir is 49 Percent Full
Bradley Lake: Bradley Lake Fishing Update
Butterfield Lake: Butterfield Lake Fishing Update
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Anglers Continue to Catch Trout and Other Species During The Hot Weather
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Should Be Fair to Good
Fish Lake : Lake Level is 25 Percent Full
Hemlock Lake: Road is Likely Closed Due to Fires

ODFW Recreation Report

7-9-2021
Check for emergency fishing regulations ODFW has implemented emergency fishing regulations throughout the state to help protect fish during hot, dry...... Read More