Illinois River Fish Report for 8-12-2021
Emergency regulations change
Illinois River - Cave Junction, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
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. Do your part and pack out what you pack in, as well as someone elses trash. There is trash service available at the Siskiyou Field Institute outside of Selma.
The USFS Wild Rivers Ranger District is in extreme fire danger and has implemented Level 3 fire precautions. More information can be found on their website.
Check the USGS Kerby guage which provides up to date river flow information.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, August 12th
: ODFW Recreation Report
Deschutes River: The emergency Hoot Owl Closure, which prohibited fishing after 2pm from the Deschutes River mouth to Sherars Falls, was lifted Aug. 10
Clackamas River: Summer steelhead are currently being caught in the Clackamas
Detroit Reservoir: The reservoir has been stocked several times in recent weeks
Eagle Creek: “Hoot owl” restrictions remain in effect, which means no fishing after 2 p.m.
Fern Ridge Reservoir: Fern Ridge Reservoir Fishing Report
Olallie Lake: Currently Open
Sandy River: “Hoot owl” restrictions remain in effect, which means no fishing after 2 p.m.
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Currently it is flowing around 400 cfs where it enters Detroit Lake
Timothy Lake: Trout fishing has been good
Trillium Lake: Trillium Lake Report
Clackamas River: Flow and visibility on the Clackamas will be affected by each passing front and change in snow levels
Kilchis River: Cutthroat trout are available throughout the Kilchis River
Nehalem River: “Summer” Chinook fishing picked up on Nehalem Bay this week
Applegate Reservoir: Two boat ramps - French Gulch and Copper -- are open
Fish Lake : Irrigation withdrawals have stopped for the most part
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