Pacific halibut sport anglers invited to public meeting

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

NEWPORT, Ore – Recreational halibut anglers can learn more about the 2022 Central Oregon Coast Subarea season at a February public meeting. ODFW is hosting the virtual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 8, 6-7:30 p.m. to discuss this fishery with anglers.

ODFW will review the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s (IPHC) annual meeting and resulting recreational Pacific halibut quotas. Attendees are asked to give input on the number and timing of “fixed” and “backup” dates for the Central Oregon Coast Subarea spring all-depth halibut season.

Materials presented during the meeting will be available by Friday, Feb. 4 on the Sport Halibut webpage. An online survey for those who can’t attend the meeting will also be on this page.

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For a summary of the 2021 recreational Pacific halibut fishery, see ODFW’s halibut newsletter. The newsletter explains how halibut are managed in Oregon and details catch and quotas in the three subareas.

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 20th, 2022
: ODFW Recreation Report
Grande Ronde River: Flows on the Grande Ronde River have remained consistent again this week
John Day River: All fishing is now closed in rivers and streams within the John Day Basin
Magone Lake: Magone Lake is no longer accessible
Morgan Lake: Closed for the winter
Umatilla River: There have been a total of 757 steelhead counted at TMFD up to date
Crooked River: The water is low and dirty
Ochoco Reservoir: Water level is extremely low and completely iced over
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good near the dam
Walton Lake: The lake is completely iced over
Detroit Reservoir: Currently the reservoir water level is at or near the bottom of Mongold boat ramp
Junction City Pond: The pond will be stocked this week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running at 9,000 cfs at the gage in Mehama
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 6,100 cfs at the Waterloo gage
Waverly Lake: This lake was stocked in late December
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing has slowed down
Kilchis River: The Kilchis will be a little on the low and clear side this weekend
Necanicum River: The Necanicum will be getting a little low by the weekend but will still be fishable
Nehalem River: The lower reach, from Foss down, is still high and off color
Nestucca River: The Nestucca River is in great shape
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing has slowed down a bit on the Siletz
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead has slowed down on the Siuslaw but anglers are catching fish everyday
Wilson River: The Wilson was in prime shape last weekend
Applegate River: As of Wednesday morning, the Wilderville stream gage was reading 650 cfs
Chetco River: Water conditions have returned to almost perfect
Fish Lake : Ice depth was reported at 8-12 inches on Jan. 15
Illinois River: Flows continue to drop but are still very fishable
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should be fair to good
Medco Pond: In general fishing has been slow up here as trout were last stocked in the early summer
Rogue River- Lower: Winter fish are being caught in the Galice and Robertson Bridge areas
Rogue River- Upper: For the week of Jan. 13, 207 new summer steelhead have entered the ladder bringing the year’s total to 3,072 fish
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Expect clear but chilly weather for the weekend, probably a pretty slow bite
Umpqua River: Anglers are catching fish!
Willow Lake: The reservoir is hovering at 54 percent full
Winchuck River: Most streams including the Winchuck have returned to fishable conditions
Ana Reservoir: There have not been any recent fishing reports for rainbow trout
Gerber Reservoir: he reservoir is frozen. Ice thickness is unknown
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is frozen except near the outlet and a few springs along Hwy 97
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Ice fishing has been good for small yellow perch
Phillips Reservoir: Currently there is about six inches of ice near the Mason Dam boat ramp
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir currently is frozen over and is slowly filling
Priday Reservoir: Is dry at the moment
Sycan River: Snow will limit access
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir has about six inches of ice covering the lake
Brownlee Reservoir: Brownlee Reservoir is 23 ft. below full pool