Fish Report for 1-19-2023
ODFW Recreation Report
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Report your hunt
If you purchased a tag for a 2022 hunt, you must report by Jan. 31 – even if you didn’t hunt or were unsuccessful. Information from hunters who did not hunt or did not harvest an animal is as important as from those who did take an animal. Find ways to report.
Apply for your spring bear tag
The spring bear controlled hunt season will open April 1, but the deadline to apply for your tag is Feb. 10. That deadline will be here before you know it! Learn more about how to apply.
Go eagle watching at The Dalles Dam this Saturday
Each year migrating bald eagles congregate around the Dalles Dam on the Columbia River in incredible numbers! To help you learn more about them, the US Army Corps of Engineers is hosting an Eagle Watch on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sign up for a hunting seminar or fishing workshop
ODFW offers a variety of hunting and fishing workshops and seminars throughout the year. Upcoming events include:
- Ice fishing workshop, Feb. 18 & 19, Lake of the Woods, Klamath Falls.
- Introduction to hunting in Oregon seminar, various dates, Portland.
- The Steelhead 101 workshop in Troutdale is full.
Find big game statistics
Find all the numbers you’ll need – big game populations, harvest and point summary reports – to plan your tag application strategy.
Make the best of late season duck hunting
Here are 11 tips to help you get the most out of the waning days of duck season.
Best bets for fishing
This weekend’s best bets include winter steelhead, sturgeon and ice fishing.
- Winter steelhead season is in full swing in most areas, and with water levels falling, many rivers will be in great shape for the weekend.
- On the upper Columbia, sturgeon retention will be open in The Dalles pool on Saturday, and in the John Day pool Saturday and Sunday.
- Ice fishing for trout and/or yellow perch has been good where the ice is thick enough.
Check out the zone reports for more details.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, January 19th
Hood River: Hood River Fishing Report
Green Peter Reservoir: The water level is back down to its lowest level to maximize storage capacity
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Flows will remain high due to rain in the forecast
Santiam River (South Fork): A few late summer steelhead are all that is available
Necanicum River: The Necanicum has had fair fishing lately
Nehalem River: The lower Nehalem remains off color due to recent rains
Trask River: The Trask is still a little high, but should be in shape by late this week
Wilson River: Winter steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been slow to fair
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant has filled to 18 percent full
Emigrant Reservoir: Howard Prairie has started to fill with recent rain and snow and is at 15 percent full
Rogue River - Middle: Summer steelhead are still being caught
Rogue River- Upper: Hatchery summer steelhead are still available but winding down
Commission hears from Tribes on North Umpqua hatchery steelhead decisionNorth Umpqua River
SALEM, Ore.—Following up on a commitment from May 2022, the Fish and Wildlife Commission met with interested federally recognized Tribes...... Read More
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