Fishing Is Good For Catfish and Smallmouth

Brownlee Reservoir - Richland, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Brownlee Reservoir currently 26 ft. below full pooll and the Spring Recreation and Steck Park boats launches appear unusable. One recent fishing report said fishing was good for channel catfish and smallmouth bass. Both were hitting nighcrawlers. The Powder Arm has been producing fish of all species in decent numbers. Follow the links below to get up-to-date information on access along Brownlee Reservoir. 

Call the Idaho Power Company’s recording at 1-800-422-3143 to get information on access at recreational sites. | Reservoir level information

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, August 19th, 2021

: ODFW Recreation Report
: ODFW Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery Update

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, August 12th, 2021

: Additional day added to Columbia River Subarea Recreational Pacific halibut fishery
: 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
Illinois River: Emergency regulations change
Lake Selmac: If you’ve got little kids, bluegill fishing from the bank can be a productive and fun
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should still be good, but August can be a great month for bass as well
Medco Pond: Trout are available
Rogue River - Middle: Starting July 1 until lifted, all fishing is closed from Lobster Creek upstream to Hog Creek
Rogue River- Upper: The Hatchery Hole re-opened on Aug. 1, and is open to fishing for steelhead and trout, but remains closed to Chinook
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): This is always an excellent destination to escape the Rogue Valley heat
Willow Lake: Trout, bass, crappie and perch are most prevalent here
: ODFW seeks public input on Oregon's Dungeness crab management plan; meeting dates available Aug. 24-26