One on the best bets for hatchery winter steelhead for the remainder of the season

Wilson River - Tillamook , OR (Tillamook County)

"Lauren with her first steelhead ever, caught on a green spinner." Hatchery buck steelhead, Wilson River
Photo Credit: Photo by Campbell Keahi Lord

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-16-2022
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The Wilson River has a wild broodstock hatchery run, meaning the hatchery steelhead here are from wild origin. As such they mimic the wild run timing, which peaks now through March. This will be one on the best bets for hatchery winter steelhead for the remainder of the season. The fishing on the Wilson has been fair, and steelhead are still getting caught daily despite the challenging conditions. There is a freshet forecasted for this coming weekend that should improve fishing for boat and bank anglers alike early next week!




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 16th
: ODFW Staff Recommendations for 2022 Recreational Halibut Seasons Available
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 2.9 feet below full pool and 55 percent full
Agate Lake: Agate received 1,000 legal rainbow trout this week
Applegate Reservoir: The reservoir is at 19 percent capacity
Applegate River: The river coloreed up a little bit with the Monday rain
Arizona Pond: Young anglers may have some success early in the morning
Chetco River: Current water conditions are low and clear
Elk River: Steelhead fishing is slow as water conditions are low and clear
Fish Lake : There were still anglers on the ice this past weekend
Floras Lake: Current water temperatures are on the chilly side
Garrison Lake: The lake can hold some pretty good numbers of holdover trout
Lake Selmac: About 5,000 legal rainbow trout were stocked here on Valentine’s day
Pistol River: Water levels are low as we have not had much rain recently
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I is a great place to fish for warmwater fish this time of year
Rogue River- Lower: Water conditions are clear and steelhead fishing effort has slowed some
Rogue River - Middle: Expect the river to be pretty steady for the foreseeable future
Rogue River- Upper: Best bets for the upper river would be concentrating on the area between Shady Cove and Touvell
Sixes River: Current conditions are low and clear
Umpqua River: Steelhead fishing has been steady
Willow Lake: Willow Lake just received 2,000 legal rainbow trout this week

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