ODFW lifts Sixes River angling closure

Sixes River - Port Orford, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

GOLD BEACH, Ore – With recent significant rain on the south coast, ODFW is lifting the low flow angling closure on the Sixes River beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9.

ODFW closed a portion of the river to angling Oct. 1 to protect wild fall chinook salmon staging between Crystal Creek and Hughes Boat Ramp. Recent rain lifted water levels and chinook are now migrating upstream.

Anglers are reminded the bag limit for wild chinook in the Sixes River is reduced to one adult chinook per day, five for the season. Elk River, just south of Sixes River is closed to retention of wild fall chinook this year, but anglers can keep an additional hatchery fall chinook as part of their daily bag limit in the Elk River.

For more angling information, check the ODFW Recreation Report.

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Foster Reservoir: The drawdown of the reservoir for winter storage capacity continues
Green Peter Reservoir: The water level in this reservoir is slowly beginning to drop
Santiam River ( North Fork) : This year’s strong coho salmon run is just about done for the year
Alsea River: Fall Chinook fishing should improve this week
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Report
Necanicum River: Fall Chinook are available in the Necanicum basin
Nehalem River- North Fork: North Fork Nehalem River Report
Nestucca River: The Nestucca should fish well for Fall Chinook this week
Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing picked up after the big rain events
Siletz River: Fall Chinook fishing should pick up this week on the Siletz
Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Report
Elk River: Recent rains greatly improved fishing conditions
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant remains at 3 percent full at the end of irrigation season
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie has started to fill with recent rain and snow and is at 7 percent full
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt remains at 2 percent full
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is 1,490cfs and temperature in the mid-40s
Rogue River- Upper: The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is in the 770 cfs vicinity
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Trout releases are done for the year, but trout are still available
Sixes River: Recent rains greatly improved fishing conditions
Blitzen River: Winter fishing conditions are here
Campbell Reservoir: There are likely no fish in the reservoir
John C Boyle Reservoir: JC Boyle Reservoir Report
Krumbo Reservoir: Fishing has been good this fall for rainbow trout
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing for yellow perch remains a good bet
Sycan River: Fishing not recommended due to extensive drought