Steelhead fishing has slowed as the river has gotten low and clear

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-10-2022
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Steelhead fishing has slowed as the river has gotten low and clear. With no significant rain in the forecast steelhead are likely not as interested in biting. Anglers may want to try a few different methods to see if something different might entice the fish.

Chinook should be around in the lower river, but most anglers don’t start fishing till March. In 2022, no retention is allowed for wild jack or adult spring Chinook in the main. Hatchery harvest is allowed as per permanent rule.

Anglers who catch a hatchery winter steelhead are asked to turn in the snouts at one of the collection barrels. Those who’s snout contains a tag are entered into a monthly raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Sportsman’s Warehouse!

Trout fishing is closed in the mainstem and tributaries.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, February 10th

Chewaucan River: A large portion of the river will be covered in ice during the winter
Phillips Reservoir: Ice continues to accumulate on Phillips near the Mason Dam boat ramp
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir currently is frozen over
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Ice conditions are good
Agate Lake: Agate Lake has been filling rapidly with diversions from Little Butte Creek
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Stocked Last Week
Coos River: Steelhead fishing has been slow but anglers are still catching a few
Coquille River: Coquille River Report
Diamond Lake: Anglers seem to be doing okay from the recent reports
Emigrant Reservoir: The reservoir is currently at 7 percent
Expo Pond: Fishing should be fair and may improve slightly with the warming this week
Fish Lake : Anglers were still catching fish through the ice this past weekend
Galesville Reservoir: Without any recent rain the reservoir is dropping again
Howard Prairie Reservoir: There is some open water, but access is limited
Hyatt Lake: Ice depths are unknown and ice fishing is not recommended
Illinois River: With water levels continuing to drop and water gin clear, smaller presentations are best to fish
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should be good
Medco Pond: Fishing should be slow
Rogue River- Upper: The summer Steelhead run is about over
Tenmile Lakes: Fishing for steelhead in Tenmile Creek has slowed down

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