Flows currently high for this time of year

John Day River - Dayville, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Conditions for bass and catfish fishing are hit and miss thus far. We’ve had a very wet and cold spring, with flows currently high for this time of year, but predicted to start dropping rapidly over the coming weeks. Even with less than perfect water conditions, we have had recent reports of excellent bass fishing in the lower sections of the John Day.

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Heart Lake: The lake is up to 35 feet deep in places
Holbrook Reservoir: Trolling for rainbows will be extremely productive
Phillips Reservoir: Dry flies has been a good way to catch both rainbow trout and pikeminnows
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir is almost full
Applegate Reservoir: All boat ramps are now open
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Anglers have been reporting good catches
Coquille River: Smallmouth bass fishing will steadily pick up
Diamond Lake: Trout seem to be biting better in June
Eel Lake: Trout fishing at Eel Lake is picking up
Emigrant Reservoir: The reservoir is currently at 36 percent and 10,063 acre feet
Empire Lake Lower: Bass fishing is picking up in Lower Empire Lake
Expo Pond: There are still trout available at Expo Pond
Fish Lake : The reservoir has been a steady 47 percent over the last 2 weeks
Garrison Lake: Best time to fish is early or late in the day
Lost Creek Lake: Fishing has been very good
Medco Pond: Fishing should be good for trout, as well as warmwater species
Rogue River- Lower: Starting June 1, anglers can keep any chinook
Rogue River - Middle: From the mouth upstream to Fishers Ferry boat ramp, wild Chinook are legal for retention after June 1
Rogue River- Upper: Trout fishing is now open in the Rogue
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Flows in the upper river are quite elevated right now
Tenmile Lakes: The Tenmile Lake level was recently at 10 feet
Umpqua River: All angling is prohibited within 200 feet of any portion of a tributary mouth
North Umpqua River: Anglers are doing well on both spring Chinook and summer steelhead
South Umpqua River : Anglers have been doing well on bass
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook fishing continues to improve on the Nestucca
Three Rivers: There were quite a few fish observed in Three Rivers this week
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook are in Tillamook Bay
Wilson River: Starting to get reports of a few fish getting caught
Clear Lake: Stocked on June 1st
Coast Fork Willamette River: Will be stocked the week of June 13
Detroit Reservoir: Will be stocked this week with about 4,000 trout
EE Wilson Angling Pond: Was Stocked Last Week
Foster Reservoir: The reservoir is now full and all three boat ramps are currently available
Green Peter Reservoir: Green Peter Reservoir Fishing Report
Junction City Pond: The pond was stocked last week
Leaburg Lake: Will be stocked this week
McKenzie River: Spring Chinook - fishing should be picking up
Quartzville Creek: Light tackle including flies works best
Salmon Creek: Will be stocked again the week of June 13
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The river is very high at the moment
Santiam River (South Fork): Chinook salmon returns have really taken off
Sunnyside Park Pond: Stocked Last Week
Timber Linn Lake: Stocked Last Week
Walling Pond: The pond was stocked last week
Willamette River: Willamette River Fishing Report
Wickiup Reservoir: Anglers are reporting increased catches of rainbow trout this year
South Twin Lake: Anglers report good fishing
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake with fish averaging 11-12 inches
North Twin Lake: Anglers report good fishing
Hood River: Flows on the Hood River have increased
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Anglers are reporting that fishing is improving
Grande Ronde River: Flows are currently quite high on the Grande Ronde River
Imnaha River: Flows currently are fairly high

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