Chinook fishing has picked up in the lower river

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Chinook fishing has picked up in the lower river and anglers are catching some great looking fish. Fish will be moving over the next week, and anglers should have a good chance to get a Chinook. There have been no reports to indicate how far up they are, but some anglers have been spotted trying their luck above tidewater. ‌

Remember, only 1 wild Chinook and 5 per season can be kept in aggregate between the Umpqua, Smith and North Fork Smith.‌

There is NO HARVEST OF WILD COHO in the mainstem Umpqua this year. Anglers have been catching and releasing many wild coho. ‌

Until Sept. 30, 2023, fishing at the mouth of all Umpqua River tributaries is prohibited from Scottsburg Bridge upstream to River Forks boat ramp. Angling is prohibited within 200 feet from all portions of a tributary's mouth and the tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, September 27th
Imnaha River: Trout and whitefish can be caught throughout the river
Wallowa River: With recent rains, the flow of the Wallowa River has increased
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Trout fishing at Crane Prairie has improved in recent weeks
Hood River: The Hood River is muddy due to rain
Metolius River: The Metolius River continues to fish well
Paulina Lake: Anglers continue to report good trout fishing
Pine Hollow Reservoir: Pine Hollow was stocked the week
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir at 62 percent full
Breitenbush River: The Forest Service Road (FR 46) up the Breitenbush River has re-opened
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Fishing for spring Chinook is now closed
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Flows are currently around 430 cfs
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 1,600 cfs
Alsea River: Fall Chinook is open on the Alsea, and so far the season has been running slow
Kilchis River: Cutthroat are available throughout the river
Necanicum River: The Necanicum could have a few Fall Chinook moving into the lower river
Nehalem River: Chinook fishing has remained fair in Nehalem Bay
Nestucca River: Fall Chinook fishing in the Nestucca has been slow to fair in estuary
Salmon River: Fall Chinook is open and picking up in the Salmon River
Siletz River: Fall Chinook has opened on the Siletz
Siuslaw River: Fall Chinook has started to pick up the last few weeks on the Siuslaw river!
Trask River: The Trask gets a hatchery coho run, and some of these fish should be pushing into the lower river
Wilson River: Fishing is fair
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout fishing should be picking up with the cooler rains over the last week
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout fishing is doing better at Cooper Creek this week
Coquille River: Coho salmon has been spotty on the lower Coquille River
Diamond Lake: Trout fishing should really be picking up right now with the colder weather
Galesville Reservoir: Fishing should be great at Galesville
Lake Marie: Trout fishing should be good now as waters cool off
Lemolo Lake: Trout fishing should be great

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