Umpqua River Fishing Report

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-21-2022
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UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM: 

Most anglers start shifting over to spring Chinook in April. Remember no wild harvest of spring Chinook is allowed in 2022 (jacks or adults). Hatchery harvest is still allowed. Little pressure has been seen lately but may pick up soon.

Winter steelhead is winding down and summer steelhead will be entering the river soon.

Anglers were finding a good number of striped bass, but no recent reports are coming in.

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:

Most winter steelhead are spawning by now, summer steelhead will be entering the river closer to June

Anglers should start to tie into a few spring Chinook.

Remember only one wild spring Chinook adult per day and ten per season may be kept on the North in 2022. Anglers may still retain one additional Chinook if it’s a hatchery fish.

With the low population of summers in 2021, anglers are reminded to handle fish with extra care this year. 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 after the now melts.

UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH:

Anglers have pretty much stopped fishing for steelhead and are moving over to the North and Mainstem Umpqua. The river will close under permanent regulation from May 1 – May 22. Then reopen for catch-and-release trout fishing.

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 Thursday, April 21st

North Umpqua River: ODFW monitoring North Umpqua summer steelhead, preparing for possible angling closures
Anthony Lake: Over the winter, anglers had good fishing for rainbow trout
John C Boyle Reservoir: Fishing will slow significantly this week
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: The lake is ice-free and water temperatures are still very cold
Phillips Reservoir: Phillips Reservoir will be stocked with trout throughout the spring
Pilcher Reservoir: We have not received any recent fishing reports for Pilcher Reservoir
Sprague River: Will open Friday, April 22
North Fork Sprague River: Flows have increased to 139 cfs
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir is now nearly full
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir is mostly full
Williamson River: Fishing is typically slow on the Upper Williamson on opening day
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Wolf Creek Reservoir is slowing filling
Wood River: The Wood River opens this Friday, April 22
Applegate River: The Applegate River is currently closed to trout and steelhead fishing
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper was stocked a few weeks ago
Diamond Lake: The snowpack at Diamond has returned to the normal amount for this time of year
Empire Lake Lower: Pound-size trout are scheduled to be stocked into Lower Empire Lake this week
Fish Lake : Expect snow but open water for the weekend
Galesville Reservoir: A recent report had anglers catching a ton of trout including some holdover trout from last May
Rogue River - Middle: With rain forecast all week, the river is expected to crest on Thursday but likely not as much as forecast
Rogue River- Upper: Winter steelhead are being caught in the upper Rogue on a regular basis

The river levels are up with the recent rain
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