Fishing for trout has been good on the Wallowa

Wallowa River - Wallowa , OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing for trout has been good on the Wallowa with some fish to 18 inches. Fish with a slow presentation in slow runs where fish can conserve energy.

Steelhead season opened on Sept. 1, though fish aren’t expected to be available in catchable numbers until the winter months. Across the Columbia Basin, the steelhead run is very poor, and fishing may be difficult this year. Steelhead fishing typically picks up as winter progresses and is best in late winter and early spring.

Coho may be encountered in this fishery as they make their way to the Lostine River during fall and early winter. Coho may not be harvested in the Wallowa River and must be released unharmed. 

With a diverse makeup of fish species that anglers may encounter this year, anglers are encouraged to brush up on their fish identification skills and to release any fish that they are unsure of the species.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, November 18th, 2021
: ODFW Recreation Report
Ana Reservoir: Trolling lures or flies will also do a great job catching fish
Ana River: Tui chub are abundant in the river
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is very turbid from recent wind and storms
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Sky Lakes Wilderness Lakes: All lakes were stocked this summer by helicopter
Sun Creek: Fishing not recommended at this time
Fish Lake : Lake is filling nicely
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should be good
Rogue River - Middle: Summer steelhead fishing has been very good
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Fishing Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Winter weather is still holding off but not for much longer
Kilchis River: Chinook salmon should be in the Kilchis and throughout the fishery
Miami River: There should still be Chinook in the river
Necanicum River: Still no reports of early winter steelhead yet
Nehalem River: The mainstem Nehalem River is high and off color
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is still high and off color
Three Rivers: Three Rivers should be fishable throughout the weekend
Siuslaw River: The majority of the Fall Chinook run is above the estuary
Trask River: The Trask is high and off-color
Wilson River: There should be Chinook throughout the fishery on the Wilson
Detroit Reservoir: The reservoir elevation is about 30 feet above the bottom of Mongold boat ramp
Green Peter Reservoir: Best Bet For Fishing is where Quartzville Creek enters the reservoir
Junction City Pond: Recently Stocked
Quartzville Creek: The river is currently running very high
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Santiam River North Fork Report
Timber Linn Lake: Will Be stocked this week
Walling Pond: Pond is regularly stocked throughout the winter and spring
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Closed to fishing until April 22
Davis Lake: Water level is extremely is low
East Lake: The lake is low for this time of year
Fall River: Anglers report good fishing throughout the river
Haystack Reservoir: The water level will remain low for now
Hosmer Lake: Anglers report good fishing
Lake Billy Chinook: Lake Billy Chinook Fishing Report
Lava Lake: The Cascade Lakes Highway closed for the winter Nov. 16
Paulina Lake: Anglers report good fishing for kokanee and brown trout
Pine Hollow Reservoir: Recently Stocked
Wickiup Reservoir: Closed to fishing until April 22
Grande Ronde River: With cooling water, fishing for trout steelhead and coho has slowed significantly
Imnaha River: Steelhead season is opened on the Imnaha

Fall is a good time for catching large catfish
Wohlford Lake

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