Spring Chinook fishing is currently open on the Hood River

Hood River - Hood River, OR (Hood River County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Spring Chinook fishing is currently open on the Hood River. The Chinook fishery opened April 15 and will be open through June 30 the mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork, and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of Punchbowl Falls. The catch limit is one adult hatchery salmon per day and five hatchery jack salmon per day. No reports of Chinook caught yet, but numbers of Chinook in the Hood will increase mid-May.

Hood River winter steelhead returns are currently much improved compared to the last several years. Currently, PIT-tag returns of Hood River-origin wild and hatchery steelhead are trending above the most recent 5-year average and steelhead passage over Bonneville is the second highest observed count over the past 6 years. Anglers have been reporting success bobber fishing with eggs and spinner fishing. Two hatchery steelhead may be harvested per day.

Flows and water visibility have been favorable this month and will likely stay consistent through April.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, April 21st, 2022

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
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing is winding down on the Alsea
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River still has some opportunity for catch and release on wild steelhead
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is winding down for winter steelhead
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing is starting to slow down for the season on the Siletz
Tillamook Bay: Tillamook Bay Fishing Report
Trask River: The Trask River still has some opportunity for catch-and-release
Wilson River: The Wilson is winding down for winter steelhead
EE Wilson Angling Pond: Will Be Stocked This Week
Green Peter Reservoir: Reservoir is slowly filling again
Junction City Pond: The pond will be stocked this week with about 1,500 trout
Santiam River ( North Fork) : No recent fishing reports

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