Umpqua River Fishing Report

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-19-2022
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UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM: 

Chinook fishing seems to be going okay with some anglers tying into a few. Previous angler surveys show it can take more than 24 hours of fishing before anglers catch a fish. NO HARVEST OF WILD CHINOOK through June 30. Anglers can still keep two salmon/steelhead per day, but they must be fin-clipped.

Summer steelhead will be moving through, but more will be coming as we approach summer.

Shad should be in the river in good numbers, but higher water has slowed fishing for some anglers

Trout fishing is closed in the mainstem and tributaries, but opens on the May 22.

UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH:

Summer steelhead have started to enter the lower river. ODFW will be watching the run very closely in 2022. Possible closures may come into effect if the run is predicted to be too low.

Anglers are catching a few spring Chinook, but higher flows and colder weather may be slowing fishing a bit.

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 per day 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.

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 snow melts.

UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH:

The South closes after April 30 under permanent rule May 1 through May 21. The South will reopen May 22 to bass and catch-and-release trout. Bass fishing should be good. Fish haven’t seen a lure for several weeks and should be interested.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, May 19th
: ODFW Recreation Report
Chewaucan River: People have already caught some really nice trout in the river with lures
Fourmile Lake: The road into Fourmile Lake is still closed by the USFS
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is 16 percent full
Heart Lake: Fishing has been good for fish in the 6-8” range
Holbrook Reservoir: Trolling for rainbows is very productive as is bait fishing
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake remains 2.5 feet below full pool and 61 percent full
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of the Woods has been stocked heavily with trophy rainbows
Lofton Reservoir: This reservoir will be stocked this week
Miller Lake: The recent snow might block access
Sprague River: Fishing will improve for redband trout as water temperatures increase
North Fork Sprague River: Flows have decreased to 147 cfs
South Fork Sprague River: Snow will limit access to some areas
Sun Creek: The Sun Pass State Road is closed. Fishing not recommended at this time.
Williamson River: Upper Williamson River Report
Wood River: Water temperatures remain very cold
Umatilla River: The spring Chinook season opened on April 15
Wallowa Lake : There are some nice kokanee available this year
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook are in Tillamook Bay
Trask River: There have been fish caught at the hatchery hole and Loren’s drift
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Will be stocked again this week
Dexter Reservoir: Was last stocked the week of May 2nd
EE Wilson Angling Pond: Will be stocked this week
Fall Creek: Was last stocked the week of May 9
Foster Reservoir: The water level in the reservoir is currently low
Green Peter Reservoir: Recent fishing reports are that the bass fishing is good
Junction City Pond: The pond will be stocked this week
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fishing Report
Middle Fork of the Williamette: The Middle Fork Willamette River is open to bait below Dexter Dam only
Quartzville Creek: Light tackle including flies works best, but bait is allowed
Salmon Creek: Will be stocked again this week
Santiam River (South Fork): Hatchery trout harvest season will reopen on May 22
Timber Linn Lake: It will be stocked this week
Walling Pond: The pond will be stocked this week
Waverly Lake: This lake will be stocked this week
Applegate Reservoir: The reservoir is a remarkable 78 percent capacity
Ben Irving Reservoir: Bass fishing has been picking up with some good water conditions
Coos River: Trout fishing in streams and rivers reopen May 22
Coquille River: The mainstem Coquille and the main forks have been running high and muddy
Diamond Lake: Anglers are catching healthy fish that average about 14 inches
Emigrant Reservoir: Water clarity is surprisingly good for this time of year
Fish Lake : Fish lake is ice free
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Access at Howard Prairie is currently limited to the gravel ramp near the dam
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt has already seen its likely peak water level for the year and is now dropping daily
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo is just a few feet from being full
Rogue River - Middle: There are still reports of a few winter fish being caught
Rogue River- Upper: Trout fishing opens on Sunday, May 22
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): This week will see the first trout stockings