Kokanee have been spawning in the Wallowa River

Wallowa Lake - Joseph, OR (Wallowa County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Wallowa Lake was stocked with rainbow trout throughout the year. Some of these fish should continue to be available throughout the fall. Anglers may find good success fishing for trout near the mouth of the Wallowa River on the south end of the lake.

Kokanee have been spawning in the Wallowa River at the head of the lake. This probably will continue for another couple weeks and then begin to taper off. This is a great opportunity to see large numbers of kokanee in full spawning colors. There is good access from the day use area at Wallowa Lake State Park to view spawning kokanee. Please view them from a distance to avoid disturbing them and avoid walking in the river especially in areas where they are building redds. A good set of polarized sunglasses will help with viewing spawning kokanee or taking photos of them

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Balm Creek Reservoir: Balm creek reservoir is dry
Gerber Reservoir: Launching a boat on a trailer is likely impossible
Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath Lake Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing for yellow perch remains a good bet
Miller Lake: Hatchery rainbow trout are still available
Sprague River: Flows are low at 167 cfs
North Fork Sprague River: Water temperatures have decreased
Sun Creek: Fishing not recommended at this time
Sycan River: Fishing not recommended due to extensive drought and fire
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir has been fishing steady
Williamson River: Williamson River Fishing Report
Wood River: Fishing for brown trout and redband trout should be good this week
Alsea River: Alsea is still producing some nice fish every day
Kilchis River: The Kilchis will be open for retention of hatchery salmon but will be closed to wild
Miami River: Miami River Report
Necanicum River: Fall Chinook are available in the Necanicum basin
Nehalem River: Fall Chinook fishing has improved on Nehalem Bay
Nestucca River: Fall Chinook fishing has been fair to good in Nestucca Bay
Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing has picked up on the Salmon River
Siltcoos Lake: Warmwater fishing for bass and panfish is still good
Trask River: The Trask is closed to the retention of wild Chinook this year
Wilson River: Summer steelhead are still available to catch in the Wilson River
Yaquina River: Fall Chinook fishing and coho fishing has been steady on the Yaquina
Quartzville Creek: The river is currently running at 20 cfs
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Summer steelhead are still available
Santiam River (South Fork): Summer steelhead returns are improved this year
Davis Lake: Recent fishing reports of good bass fishing
Fall River: Fly-anglers report excellent fishing in the Fall River
Odell Lake: Anglers report good kokanee fishing
Pine Hollow Reservoir: Recently Stocked
Wickiup Reservoir: The reservoir is very low at 3 percent
Grande Ronde River: Trout fishing has been good on the Grande Ronde River
Imnaha River: Steelhead fishing has begun to pick up

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