The first few summer steelhead have been seen higher up in the system

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The first few summer steelhead have been seen higher up in the system, with fresh bright color. Over the coming weeks more will start coming into the system. More fish have been seen higher in the basin, and bank casting higher in the gorge may lead to a successful trip.

Going into the weekend the Siletz will be your best bet for any early summer steelhead coming back into the basin.

We have seen a few fresh springers high in the system as well. The Siletz has a huge variety of species to cast for this weekend!

Trout fishing reopened May 22.

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 7th
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Anglers report inconsistent trout fishing and good bass fishing
Crescent Lake: Open to fishing all year. Crescent Lake is currently 19 percent full
Crooked River: Crooked River Report
Haystack Reservoir: The reservoir is currently 63 percent full
Hosmer Lake: Anglers report good cutthroat and rainbow trout fishing
Breitenbush River: River flows have dropped and are now around 350 cfs
Kilchis River: Cutthroat are available throughout the river
Trask River: Fishing has been fair overall but is improving
Wilson River: Best fishing is generally during low light periods
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir has been stocked with rainbow trout multiple times over the last few months
Applegate River: The Applegate River is at approximately 800cfs
Ben Irving Reservoir: No recent reports from Ben Irving
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Bass fishing is picking up in the morning hours
Coquille River: Striped bass should be active in the mid to upper sections of tidewater
Diamond Lake: The lake is completely iced-off and angling has been steady
Eel Lake: Surface water temperature on Eel Lake is in the mid 60s
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 70 percent full
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is at 61 percent full
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville continues to be a good option for anglers looking to catch trout as well as warmwater fish
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt is 59 percent ful
Illinois River: The Illinois is open again for trout fishing
Lemolo Lake: Many rainbow trout were stocked into Lemolo a couple of weeks ago
Lost Creek Lake: Bank anglers have had good access on either side of the dam
Plat I Reservoir: No recent reports for Plat I
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is around 3,050 cfs
Rogue River- Upper: The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is around 2,800 cfs
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): There is still a lot of snow melting and river level is up a bit
Sixes River: Cuthroat are scattered throughout the river
Smith River: Smith River has opened for trout fishing
Tenmile Lakes: The lake surface water temperature is in the mid to upper 60s this past week
Umpqua River: Fishing conditions on the mainstem Umpqua are looking good this week
Winchuck River: Cutthroat trout are scattered throughout the river
Holbrook Reservoir: The reservoir is full and was stocked again
Lofton Reservoir: Lofton Reservoir Report
Pit River: Releases from Lake Britton remain around 330 CFS