Anglers have had poor luck on the mainstem Umpqua over the past week with steelhead fishing slowing down

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Anglers have had poor luck on the mainstem Umpqua over the past week with steelhead fishing slowing down and Chinook having yet to pick up. Recent rain has once again pushed up the flows and the river is very turbid. However, fishing may be decent over the weekend as the river clears up and we see a bit of warmer weather.

Spring Chinook runs until June 30. Wild spring Chinook may be harvested this year with a bag limit of 1 per day and 5 total from the mainstem Umpqua. This is in aggregate with the North Umpqua limit of wild Chinook of ten total Chinook per season. Anglers may still retain two adults per day, but only one may be wild (unclipped).

Anglers are encouraged to submit steelhead snouts in barrels stationed at many boat ramps throughout the Umpqua drainage, or at the ODFW office in Roseburg

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
Smith River: The Smith has come up with recent rains
North Umpqua River: Steelhead fishing continues to decline
Willow Lake: The reservoir is 100 percent full and the boat ramp is usable
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir remains low at 29 percent full but is filling fast
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir is ice-free
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 1.2 feet below full pool and 82 percent full
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: The Lake should be ice free in three weeks