The Smith has come up with recent rains

Smith River - Smith River, CA (Del Norte County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Smith River can be a great catch-and-release fishery for winter steelhead. The Smith has come up with recent rains and is likely to be muddy over the weekend.

Steelhead in the Smith have a higher proportion of repeat spawners which can result in some larger steelhead. The Smith is not open for any salmon fishing during this season.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, April 12th
Haystack Reservoir: Haystack Reservoir Report
Hood River: Winter steelhead fishing on the Hood River has been good
Laurance Lake: Reopens to fishing April 22, 2023
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is low at 22 percent full
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir is filling but still very low at 27 percent full
Clackamas River: Water should only increase as the river drops back into shape
Foster Reservoir: The reservoir is slowly being refilled for the summer
Green Peter Reservoir: The reservoir is slowly filling up
Sandy River: Last week’s rain event should have raised levels enough to bring some new fish into the system
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running around 7,200 cfs at the gauge in Mehama
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 6,500 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Alsea River: The later returning wild broodstock hatchery fish are being caught in the NF Alsea
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is fishable and on the drop
Nehalem River: The Nehalem is big as of this writing and still on the rise
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork should be fishable and remain so through the weekend
Salmon River: The river is low and clear
Siletz River: Winter steelhead are moving up in the Siletz River
Siuslaw River: The colder temps made the Siuslaw challenging
Trask River: The Trask still has steelhead throughout the fishery
Wilson River: We were still seeing steelhead caught on the Wilson before Sundays rains when it blew out.
Yaquina River: Fishing has been fair the past few week
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout fishing should be good as it starts to warm up
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Plenty of trout have been stocked over the past few week
Diamond Lake: Ice still lingers on Diamond Lake
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 47 percent full
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is at 44 percent full
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is at 21 percent full
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt has started to fill and is 20 percent full
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is around 6,200cfs and temperature in the low-40s
Rogue River- Upper: Reports of the first springer caught in the upper river came in over the weekend
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Trout releases will start again in July