Wallowa River Fishing Report

Wallowa River - Wallowa , OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

When the weather warms enough to keep ice from being problematic, anglers can catch both rainbow trout and mountain whitefish in the Wallowa River. Fish with a slow presentation in slow runs where fish can conserve energy. Small nymph and egg patterns may be effective for trout and whitefish, and spinning gear such as spinners or spoons, could be a good option for targeting trout.

Some steelhead anglers have been successful on the Wallowa River, and hatchery steelhead have now made their way throughout the Wallowa River with a few already making it back to the Wallowa Hatchery in Enterprise. Fishing conditions will be best when flows are lower and fishing may be more difficult when the weather warms and the river rises.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, February 24th
: ODFW Recreation Report
Blitzen River: River levels are stable and slightly below average
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
John C Boyle Reservoir: Fishing is slow
Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath Report
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Upper Klamath Report
Krumbo Reservoir: Fishing from the bank has been productive for large trout
Malheur Reservoir: Ice is currently at least 7 inches thick
Yellowjacket Lake: There is plenty of Ice on Yellowjacket Reservoir
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Report
Illinois River: With water levels continuing to drop and water gin clear
Lake Selmac: Weed growth is down and all boat ramps are accessible
Rogue River - Middle: Wild steelhead can now be retained above Hog Creek boat ramp
Rogue River- Upper: The summer Steelhead run is still trickling into the hatchery but is likely about over
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Expect slow fishing and limited access with snow
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
St. Louis Ponds: St Louis Ponds now open year-round thanks to new automated gate
Winchuck River: Current conditions are low and clear
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River is still very low and clear
Necanicum River: The hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum River is about done
Nehalem River: Plenty of catch-and-release opportunity for wild steelhead
Nestucca River: The Nestucca was slow for steelhead last weekend
Trask River: The Trask has been very low and clear
Wilson River: This will be one on the best bets for hatchery winter steelhead for the remainder of the season

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