Majority of the hatchery run on this basin is winding down

North Fork Nehalem River


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-16-2022
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The North Fork Nehalem is very low and clear, which has fish movement stalled and as a result fishing is slow. In addition, the majority of the hatchery run on this basin is winding down, although we are still seeing a few hatchery fish in decent shape. There are wild broodstock hatchery fish coming back this year, which will continue through March, but they are a small percentage of the overall run so numbers will be low. A decent freshet predicted to come in this weekend could bring a final push of hatchery steelhead in.




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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
Wilson River: One on the best bets for hatchery winter steelhead for the remainder of the season
Trask River: The Trask has been very low and clear and as a result the fishing has been fairly slow
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead continues to be slow on the Siuslaw but anglers are catching fish every day
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing continues to be slow on the Siletz
Nestucca River: The Nestucca has been low and as a result fishing has been a little slow
Three Rivers: Three Rivers has been very low and clear

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