Anglers have been catching steelhead on the Grande Ronde River

Grande Ronde River - Colville, OR (Union County)

Proud dad showing his son's first steelhead on the Grand Ronde River
Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Van Sickle

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Anglers have been catching steelhead on the Grande Ronde River. For steelhead, anglers can try using flies or casting jigs under bobbers. Trout and whitefish can also be caught throughout the winter when weather conditions allow.

Fishing for coho salmon ended on Nov. 30. However, coho may still be present in the watershed. Please do not target or harass coho salmon as they complete their spawning run for the year. Anglers are reminded that wild steelhead and bull trout cannot be harvested and must be released

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 25th
Applegate River: River was steelhead green last weekend and saw very little pressure
Chetco River: Steelhead fishing has been slow, boat anglers are faring the bes
Coos River: Steelhead anglers have been catching a few hatchery winter steelhead
Coquille River: The mainstem Coquille has been running high and muddy
Elk River: Elk River is Low and Clear
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is now at 40 percent full
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie has started to fill and is at 16 percent full
Rogue River- Lower: Fishing pressure has slowed as flows have dropped
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is around 1,600 cfs and temperature in the low-40s F
Rogue River- Upper: The first three winter steelhead showed up to the hatchery two weeks ago
Sixes River: Flows have dropped and the river has cleared up
Winchuck River: Winchuck is Low and Clear
Alsea River: Winter steelhead are throughout the Alsea system
Necanicum River: Necanicum is Low and Clear This Week
Nehalem River: The Nehalem should be in prime shape this weekend
Nehalem River- North Fork: Fishing on the North Fork Nehalem has been slow but there are hatchery steelhead in the river
Nestucca River: The Nestucca River is in pretty good shape after running high for the past several weeks
Salmon River: Winter steelhead are in the Salmon River
Siletz River: Winter steelhead are showing up in the Siletz River
Trask River: The Trask is going to be low and clear this week
Wilson River: Winter steelhead fishing on the Wilson picked up a little last week
Yaquina River: Fishing has been challenging the past few weeks but it’s starting to pick up
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Flows have come down significantly
Santiam River (South Fork): A few late summer steelhead are all that is available for anglers at this time of year
Sandy River: Fresh winter steelhead
Crooked River: Steelhead have begun entering the Crooked River basin
Prinevile Reservoir: Much of the reservoir is ice-covered