Bass have been caught in the lower river, and bass fishing will be an option for anglers

Imnaha River - Imnaha, OR (Wallowa County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Bass have been caught in the lower river, and bass fishing will be an option for anglers on the lower Imnaha throughout the rest of the summer.

Fishing for Chinook Salmon is closed on the Imnaha River. Any Chinook salmon or bull trout encountered must be released unharmed. 

Steelhead fishing will open on the Imnaha River and Big Sheep Creek (Imnaha River tributary near the town of Imnaha) on Sept. 1. Relatively few steelhead have passed Lower Granite Dam so far this year. Steelhead fishing on the Imnaha probably will be slow to start and improve later in the fall. Anglers are reminded that wild steelhead cannot be harvested and must be released.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

Ana Reservoir: Ana Reservoir was stocked early this month
Beulah Reservoir: Beulah Reservoir has now been drained to minimum pool
Blitzen River: Flows in the Blitzen are now around 30 cfs
Bully Creek Reservoir: Reservoir levels are currently very low and dropping fast
Chewaucan River: As the river drops and keeps getting warmer try fishing early in the morning
Owyhee Reservoir: Owyhee Reservoir Fishing Report
Owyhee River: Lower Owyhee River Report
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Anglers are having success targeting brown trout
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir is dropping and may drop more quickly as the summer progresses
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Reservoir level is low but has leveled off
Hyatt Lake: Very little if any fishing pressure
Lake Selmac: Trout anglers will want to target deeper areas near the dam
Rogue River - Middle: Trout fishing is open
Rogue River- Upper: Trout fishing is open in the Rogue
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Trout stockings in the upper river started May 18
Nehalem River: The Nehalem gets a unique early component to its fall Chinook run
Siletz River: Summer steelhead fishing has slowed down with the low water conditions
Trask River: Plenty of opportunity for Cutthroat trout
Wilson River: Recent surveys found fish concentrated in pools
Clackamas River: Summer steelhead and spring Chinook can now be found throughout the river
Henry Hagg Lake: Late summer can be a great time of year to target bass at Hagg Lake
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fishing Report
North Fork Reservoir: Trout fishing has been good in the North Fork Reservoir
Sandy River: Summer steelhead and spring Chinook fishing has been good on the Sandy
Hood River: The Hood River continues to be turbid due to glacial melt
Grande Ronde River: With the onset of warmer weather, bass fishing may be good on the lower Grande Ronde River

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