North Umpqua River Fish Report for 8-18-2022
Summer steelhead fishing is slowing with warmer temperatures
North Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Amacher boat launch and parking lot are scheduled for improvements and will be inaccessible from Aug. 22 to Sept. 30 due to construction. Anglers looking to float this section of the North Umpqua should plan accordingly. Hestness boat launch may be the closest alternative available to the public.
Summer steelhead fishing is slowing with warmer temperatures, but fish continue to migrate into the North Umpqua. The number of wild summers is high enough ODFW predicts it will be enough to keep the river open for the time being. If the population is forecasted to be under 1,200 wild summer steelhead, ODFW may need to take management actions.
With the low population of summers, 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 as the flows lower. Note that as of July 1, fishing in the fly water area is restricted to the use of a single, barbless, unweighted, artificial fly.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Anthony Lake: Fishing at Anthony Lake may be a bit slower than previous years
Balm Creek Reservoir: Earlier this year, Balm Creek Reservoir was stocked with fingerling trou
Phillips Reservoir: The reservoir only filled to about ¼ full before beginning to drain again
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir still has a decent amount of water
Thief Valley Reservoir: The reservoir is currently only 33 percent full
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir has been dropping throughout the summer and is about 1/2 full
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Continues to have a decent amount of water in it
Ben Irving Reservoir: Bass fishing is has been good at Ben Irving
Coos River: Best fishing is typically near slack tides
Coquille River: Smallmouth bass fishing has been decent
Elk River: Cutthroat fishing has slowed as water temperatures have increased
Floras Lake: Trout fishing has slowed down
Galesville Reservoir: Fish are likely seeking cooler water in deeper parts of the lake
Garrison Lake: The lake is getting pretty weedy, but boat anglers are still having success
Rogue River- Lower: Fall Chinook fishing has been good in the estuary
Rogue River - Middle: Fall Chinook have started entering the lower river
Rogue River- Upper: The summer steelhead run has been very good this year
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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