Steelhead fishing has been steady

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead fishing has been steady. Anglers are still catching a good number of hatchery fish. 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

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