Fishing pressure has slowed as flows have dropped

Rogue River- Lower - Gold Beach, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-1-2023
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Fishing pressure has slowed as flows have dropped. Anglers plunking Spin-n-Glos and/or running a plug have been picking up a few steelhead. Rain this weekend should improve fishing conditions.   

ODFW has a crew conducting an angler creel survey through April 30 to monitor angling pressure on the river and steelhead catch.

There are new license requirements to fish for winter steelhead in 2023 on south coast rivers and anglers should check the new regulation book prior to fishing.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 1st

Hood River: Some anglers have been out steelhead fishing, but no reports of fish caught yet
Lake Billy Chinook: Anglers report good winter kokanee and bull trout fishing
Detroit Reservoir: Currently the water level is back down at its lowest level to maximize flood storage
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running around 1,440 cfs at the gauge in Mehama
Alsea River: The popular NF Alsea fishery is open and improving
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is low and clear
Miami River: Miami will be very low and clear again this week
Necanicum River: The Necanicum will remain very low and clear this week
Nehalem River- North Fork: Fishing on the North Fork Nehalem has remained slow this week
Salmon River: Steelhead are starting to push up and throughout the system
Siletz River: Winter steelhead are movingup in the Siletz River
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead are showing up on the Siuslaw River
Trask River: The Trask is going to remain low and clear this week
Wilson River: Winter steelhead fishing slowed on the Wilson this week
Yaquina River: Fishing has been challenging the past few weeks but it’s starting to pick up
Ben Irving Reservoir: Anglers may have some success on warmer afternoons fishing for bluegill or bass
Chetco River: Chetco is Low and Clear
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout fishing may be good on warmer days
Diamond Lake: There have been recent reports of folks fishing on the ice and catching fish
Elk River: Elk River is Low and Clear
Fish Lake : Anglers have been doing very well ice fishing at Fish Lake in the last few week
Lake Marie: Lake Marie has slowed after a productive early winter
Lake Selmac: Fishing for trout should be good as temperatures have cooled
Lemolo Lake: Trout fishing typically slows during the winter but can be good when conditions allow
Lost Creek Lake: Lost Creek Lake Report

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