Umpqua River Fishing Report

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-16-2022
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UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM: 

Recent rain has reinvigorated the steelhead and fishing was really good last week. The main should be in good shape for fishing this week.

Spring Chinook should be in the river, but with low conditions they may not have been moving. With recent rain, Chinook may push up more into the higher reaches and may be more inclined to bite.

Remember no wild harvest of Chinook is allowed from now until July 1 on the mainstem due to a low forecasted return.

Anglers who catch a hatchery winter steelhead are asked to turn in the snouts at one of the collection barrels. Those whose 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.

UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH:

The rise in the water levels really helped steelhead anglers. Lots of fish were caught last week.

Some anglers are starting to fish for Chinook, but it is still a bit early. With recent rains, though, Chinook should start moving.

Remember only one wild spring Chinook adult per day and ten per season may be kept on the North in 2022.

With the low population of summers, anglers are reminded to handle fish with extra care this year. Summer steelhead that have finished spawning will try and make their way back to the ocean. Practicing good catch-and-release techniques will help ensure we have fish in the future.

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 open year-round upstream of Slide Creek Dam and in tributaries in this section. Fishing above Slide Creek Dam can be a great idea before the snow hits.

UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH:

Anglers have been doing really well with steelhead in the last couple months. With recent rains, fishing finally started to pick up after a very slow early season. Angler should stay good for the next several weeks.

Anglers who catch a hatchery winter steelhead are asked to turn in the snouts at one of the collection barrels. Those whose snout contains a tag are entered into a monthly raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Sportsman’s Warehouse!




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 16th
Brownlee Reservoir: Brownlee Reservoir is 35 ft. below full pool
Imnaha River: Mid-March through mid-April often is one of the best periods for steelhead fishing
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake has had ice on in throughout the latter part of the winter
Crooked River: The Crooked River remains low, so anglers might look for trout in deeper waters
Lake Billy Chinook: Fishing is off to a good start since the lake opened on March 1
Metolius River: March can be a good month for fishing on the Metolius
Pine Hollow Reservoir: The reservoir is schedule to be stocked later this month
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good near the dam
Blue River Reservoir: Will be stocked this week for the first time this season
Detroit Reservoir: Currently the reservoir water level is about 70 feet above the bottom of Mongold boat ramp
Dexter Reservoir: Will be stocked again this week
EE Wilson Angling Pond: The pond is stocked with trout from February through May
Green Peter Reservoir: This reservoir is slowly filling again
Hills Creek Reservoir: Hills Creek Reservoir will be stocked this week
Junction City Pond: The pond was stocked last week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Fishing for hatchery steelhead is open year-round
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 1,900 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Timber Linn Lake: It will be stocked this week
Waverly Lake: This lake was stocked last week
Willamette River: Catch estimates, below Willamette Falls to mouth
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing improved after the recent rain
Necanicum River: The hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum River is done
Nehalem River: The Nehalem came up early this week but will be dropping until Saturday morning
North Fork Nehalem River: The North Fork Nehalem should be fishable throughout the week
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is just a little on the high side
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing on the Siletz slowed down last week
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead fishing continues to be steady on the Siuslaw
Trask River: The Trask is a little high but fishable
Wilson River: The Wilson is fishable
Gerber Reservoir: Gerber Reservoir is a large turbid reservoir. Bank access is good
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 2.5 feet below full pool and 60 percent full
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Phillips Reservoir: As the weather continues to warm and the ice melts more
Pilcher Reservoir: The ice around the edge of Pilcher Reservoir has been thin making access difficult
Thief Valley Reservoir: Recently, the ice around the edges of Thief Valley Reservoir has melted
Unity Reservoir: We have not received any recent reports
Wolf Creek Reservoir: The ice around the edge of Wolf Creek Reservoir recently has been thin
Agate Lake: Agate has received 3,000 legal rainbow trout since Feb. 14

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Sunday, March 13th

Columbia River: March 16 Bonneville Pool sturgeon retention day cancelled
: Oregon Troll Salmon Action Notice