Steelhead fishing remains closed in rivers and streams within the John Day Basin

John Day River - Dayville, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-2-2022
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Steelhead fishing remains closed in rivers and streams within the John Day Basin through May 31. Wild A steelhead over Bonneville dam arebelow the minimum 20,000 fish necessary to hold a fishery, in addition to a smolt-to-adult ratio currently anticipated to be below 1 percent. Bass and catfish fishing opened March 1 from the mainline railroad bridge upstream to the confluence of the North Fork near Kimberly, OR.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 2nd

Ana Reservoir: Fishing for hybrid bass has been successful for a few fishermen recently
Dog Lake: Ice is approximately 11 inches deep and fishing has been fair
Upper Klamath Lake: Fishing is very slow
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Ice fishing has been excellent at times for small yellow perch
Chetco River: Recent rainfall has brought the river levels up
Cooper Creek Reservoir: A recent extra stocking of larger trout should make fishing for trout more productive
Coos River: The rain this week should finally get the river levels to rise
Coquille River: The rain this week should finally get the river levels to rise to more normal conditions
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is usable and anglers are taking advantage of it
Rogue River- Lower: With recent rainstorms, fishing conditions have improved
Rogue River - Middle: Wild steelhead can now be retained above Hog Creek boat ramp
Rogue River- Upper: Best bets for the upper river would be concentrating on the area between Shady Cove and Touvelle
Sixes River: Current fishing conditions are good
Umpqua River: Steelhead fishing has slowed as the river has gotten low and clear
Winchuck River: Current conditions are great
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing is expected to pick up this week after some much needed rain
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River will be one of the first floatable rivers to come back into shape
Necanicum River: The hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum River is about done
Nehalem River: The Nehalem went all the way into flood stage on Tuesday
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is high and off color but is on the drop
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing should pick up this week as the river starts to drop into shape
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead is expected to pick up as the river drops back into shape later this week
Trask River: The Trask is high and off color
Wilson River: The Wilson went all the way to flood stage on Tuesday
Imnaha River: Anglers have been catching some steelhead in the Imnaha River

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