Rain this week will most likely blow the river out for a while

Sixes River - Port Orford, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Rain this week will most likely blow the river out for a while. Sixes is a river that dirties up pretty quickly with a rain event. Anglers will want to check flows prior to heading out. Anglers are reminded that the new Rouge-South Coast Steelhead Validation is required to fish the river. All anglers need the Rogue South Coast steelhead validation and if an angler wants to keep a wild steelhead, they must also have the new Wild Steelhead harvest card.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 14th

Alsea River: The early winter steelhead have entered the Alsea River basin
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is low and clear at this time but should rise to favorable fishing conditions
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River still has a few hatchery steelhead available
Nehalem River: The Nehalem has been in good fishing condition
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork Nehalem should provide good opportunity after the storm passes this week
Nestucca River: The Nestucca has dropped into good fishing conditions
Trask River: Fish are spread throughout the basin and should provide at least fair fishing opportunity this week
Wilson River: The Wilson River is slow at this time, but fishing should improve with the forecasted rains
Applegate River: The release from the dam is 250 cfs, and the temperature at release is 43F
Ben Irving Reservoir: No recent reports
Chetco River: Boat anglers have been able to consistently catch fish
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Some larger rainbow trout have been being caught in Cooper Creek lately
Diamond Lake: Diamond is starting to freeze over and likely is not fishable
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is 55 percent full and trout fishing on the ice should continue to be good
Galesville Reservoir: No recent reports from anglers
Garrison Lake: ODFW recently surveyed the lake and found good numbers of trout in the lake
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt is currently 41 percent full
Illinois River: The Illinois River is open to catch-and-release trout and winter steelhead fishing
Lake Marie: No recent reports from Lake Marie
Lake Selmac: Selmac was stocked with 5,000 legal-sized trout late last week
Rogue River- Lower: Both boat anglers and bank anglers are picking up steelhead in between storms
Rogue River - Middle: The Rogue is currently in great shape and anglers are having success catching winter steelhead
Rogue River- Upper: Expect releases from the dam to stay around that number as the reservoir fill season has started

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