The Kilchis should be in good shape this weekend

Kilchis River - Idaville, OR (Tillamook County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-12-2022
Website

The Kilchis is a mostly wild steelhead river with no hatchery releases, but there is plenty of catch-and-release opportunity and the occasional stray hatchery fish shows up. The Kilchis should be in good shape this weekend and there should be at least a few wild steelhead (catch-and-release only) around.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 12th
Deschutes River- Lower: New state, possible world record mountain whitefish caught on Deschutes River
Delintment Lake: Ice fishing will likely be slow due to low oxygen levels.
Gerber Reservoir: Bank access is good
Upper Klamath Lake: he lake is frozen except near the outlet
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Owyhee River: Brown trout are done spawning in the Owyhee River
Sycan River: River is mostly dry
Thompson Valley Reservoir: Unclear how thick the ice is
Yellowjacket Lake: No recent reports on ice conditions
Applegate River: As of Wednesday morning, the Wilderville stream gage was reading 807 cfs and steady
Chetco River: Water conditions have returned to almost perfect after the recent storms
Cooper Creek Reservoir: With recent rains it is likely that Cooper Creek is high enough to launch boats at the west ramp
Coquille River: Steelhead fishing from the bank has been good on the North Fork Coquille River
Diamond Lake: A few anglers seem to be out trying to ice fish on Diamond
Elk River: Steelhead fishing will slow a bit as flows drop and clear
Galesville Reservoir: According to the lake gage, it looks like boats can again be launched at Galesville
Illinois River: Conditions should be pretty prime out here
Pistol River: The river will be in perfect condition as flows continue to drop
Rogue River- Lower: Steelhead fishing continues to be really good
Rogue River - Middle: Expect the river to continue dropping for the foreseeable future
Rogue River- Upper: Upper river above Rogue Elk Park is in much better shape
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Expect clear but very cold weather for the weekend, probably a pretty slow bite
Sixes River: The river is finally coming into shape after recent storms
Tenmile Lakes: Fishing for steelhead has been good the past couple weeks on Tenmile Creek
Umpqua River: The river should have dropped into shape nicely
Necanicum River: Impassable boating hazard on the Necanicum River
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing continues to be good on the Alsea

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 6th

Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is frozen. Ice thickness is unknown
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir might be partially frozen
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is frozen except near the outlet
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Lake Of The Woods: Ice thickness is unknown but currently not safe for ice fishing
Willow Valley Reservoir: The reservoir is low and likely frozen
Applegate Reservoir: The only useable boat ramp at Applegate Reservoir is the French Gulch Boat Ramp
Applegate River: As of Wednesday morning, the Wilderville stream gage was reading 1,280 cfs and dropping
Arizona Pond: This pond received a sizeable batch of fresh rainbow trout over the holidays
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir is likely murky and may inhibit certain methods.
Chetco River: Steelhead fishing has been really good
Coos River: Steelhead anglers have been catching hatchery steelhead
Coquille River: The rivers are currently high and muddy
Diamond Lake: The last report said the ice was not quite thick enough to start fishing on
Elk River: Steelhead fishing should be excellent
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is close to deadpool
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 35 percent full and the lake is filling slowly
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir has started to fill again but it is still very low
Garrison Lake: Bank anglers can find access at the 12th street or Pinehurst boat ramps and off Paradise Point Road
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Earlier in the week is that there’s about 6 inches of snow over about 4-6 inches of ice covering the lake
Hyatt Lake: Expect winter weather conditions for the weekend and a frozen lake
Illinois River: The Illinois is known for having a run of some earlier running winter steelhead
Pistol River: Steelhead are spread throughout the river
Rogue River- Lower: Steelhead fishing has been really good
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue may start seeing some winter steelhead finally show up
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Expect winter weather and lots of snow
Sixes River: Sixes River Fishing Report
Tenmile Lakes: A few hatchery steelhead have been caught in Tenmile Creek last week
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Winchuck River: Anglers can expect to find steelhead scattered throughout the river
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing is off to a great start on the Alsea
Kilchis River: Kilchis is usually one of the first rivers to come back in shape
Necanicum River: It is peak time for the hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum
Nehalem River: The Nehalem River is predicted to hit minor flood stage on Thursday
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing has been good on the Siletz
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead typically start showing up in the Siuslaw system in early December
Trask River: The Trask is predicted to peak above “action” stage after Thursday’s storm
Wilson River: The Wilson River was starting to produce some steelhead over the New Year’s weekend
Clackamas River: Winter steelhead can now be found throughout the Clackamas River
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Sandy River: Winter steelhead can now be found throughout the Sandy River
Crooked River: Anglers report fair winter fishing in the Crooked River
Fall River: Anglers report good fishing in late morning and afternoon once water temperatures rise
Metolius River: Anglers report hit and miss blue wing olive hatches and fair fishing
Grande Ronde River: Grande Ronde River Fishing Report
Wallowa River: Walloa River Report
Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Steelhead are available throughout the Snake River
: ODFW Recreation Report