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43° 1' 37.8264" N, 122° 48' 47.6856" W
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UMPQUA HIGH LAKES AND FOREBAYS: trout

Lakes accessible from hiking trails and that were recently stocked are: Calamut, Connie, Bullpup, Fuller, Cliff, Buckeye, Maidu, Twin “b”, Pitt lake and Skookum. Anglers fishing the high lakes in the Umpqua District are encouraged to e-mail fishing reports. Contact the Forest Service at 541-496-3532 for road conditions as many lakes are likely difficult to access do to snow.

Red Top Pond, which offers excellent bank fishing opportunities, was stocked with 1,500 legal size plus rainbow trout in 2016. In addition, there should be plenty of holdover legal-sized trout from previous stockings in these waterbodies. Anglers fishing the high lakes in the Umpqua District are encouraged to e-mail fishing reports.

UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM: steelhead

The mainstem Umpqua is closed to wild steelhead harvest but remains open year-round for adipose fin-clipped steelhead. The mainstem has slowly been dropping into shape, and there have been reports of decent numbers of steelhead being caught throughout the mainstem. However, we suggest paying close attention to the river gage as rainy conditions persist and are leading to high river conditions.

On the Main, anglers can harvest 2 wild spring Chinook per day and up to 5 wild springers from Feb. 1 – June 30. From July 1– Dec. 31, you can harvest 2 wild Chinook per day, and in combination with the other salmon/ steelhead recorded on your salmon tag, up to 20 fish total. Fin-clipped hatchery fish can be recorded on a separate hatchery harvest tag that is available. There is no limit on the number of hatchery tags that can be purchased. Daily limits still apply.

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South Umpqua River Steelhead
-Photo by Uriah Kuehl-

UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH: steelhead

Winter steelhead are being caught throughout the North Umpqua, and there were a number of reports of steelhead being caught this past weekend. Watch the river gauges (North Umpqua River water levels at Winchester Dam) as water levels having been chronically high this year. River levels again could be high by the weekend, but conditions are currently good.

Note that from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 through June 30, fishing in the fly water area is restricted to fly fishing only with a single barbless fly. Per the new regulation, from Feb. 1 – June 30, two wild Chinook per day can be harvested. Ten wild Chinook may be harvested in the North during this time frame in aggregate with wild Chinook harvested in the Main.

UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH: steelhead

The South Umpqua opened to winter steelhead fishing on Dec. 1 upstream to Jackson Creek. Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained.

Good numbers of steelhead are being caught up to and above Canyonville and anglers are hooking into a few hatchery fish. Pay attention to river gages for the South as it has been high and unfishable a large portion of the time this season. It looks like it will again be high this weekend, but the upper South is fishing well.

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Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Clear

The South Umpqua is open for trout and smallmouth bass through Sept. 15. Check the regulations for gear and harvest restrictions. Water levels are low, so boaters will want to check the flows or consider using rubber rafts.

The South Umpqua will be closed for all fishing from Sept. 16 through Nov. 30.

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Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F Water Temp: 71-80 F Clarity: Cloudy

The South Umpqua opened for trout and smallmouth bass fishing May 24. Check the regulations for gear and harvest restrictions.

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