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OR
United States
43° 41' 59.6364" N, 124° 4' 33.546" W
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Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 41-50 F

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: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

UMPQUA BASIN

Fishing for trout, steelhead, salmon and sturgeon in all waterbodies defined as streams in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations is restricted to an hour before sunrise to 2 p.m. throughout the entire Umpqua Basin except in tidewaters.

Additionally in the mainstem Umpqua River from the Scottsburg Bridge on Highway 38 to the River Forks Park boat ramp, fishing is prohibited within 200 feet of all mainstem Umpqua tributaries including the tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream. 

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

UMPQUA HIGH LAKES AND FOREBAYS: trout 

Access should be good with the limited snow received over the winter. Contact the Forest Service at 541-957-3200 for road and trail conditions. Clearwater Forebay 2 has been stocked with approximately 3,000 rainbow trout in 2015. Anglers fishing the high lakes in the Umpqua District are encouraged to e-mail fishing reports. 

UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM: steelhead, spring Chinook 

The mainstem Umpqua is closed to wild steelhead harvest, but remains open year-round for adipose fin-clipped steelhead. Spring Chinook fishing has slowed with the low water conditions making some boating access difficult. Catch-and-release trout fishing on the mainstem Umpqua opened May 23. Trout fishing in Umpqua tributaries also opened on May 23, with fishing restricted to the use of artificial flies and lures except for in tidewater areas where bait is allowed. Beginning June 23 through Oct. 1, 2015, fishing is prohibited within 200 feet of all tributaries including no angling in the tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream. 

Please note the changes in regulations this year on page 40 of the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet. 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. 

Now that the water is warming up the opportunities for catching large numbers of smallmouth bass are increasing. Shad fishing is usually productive through Fathers Day and smallmouth bass fishing using a variety of lures such as twister-tails and worms should be good throughout the summer months. 

The 50 Places to go fishing within 60 minutes of Roseburg, handout which is available online or at the office, identifies several good places for salmon and steelhead fishing.  

    North Umpqua River -ODFW Photo- 

UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH: steelhead, spring Chinook 

Good numbers of summer steelhead are in the North Umpqua. Remember all wild steelhead must be released unharmed. Trout fishing on portions of the mainstem North Umpqua and tributaries opened on May 23, and anglers should pay close attention to which sections and streams are open to catch and release, harvest, and artificial fly use outlined in the regulation manual. 

Spring Chinook fishing has been spotty with some fish being caught around Rock Creek. Fishing should continue to be hit or miss with the low water levels. 

Note that from Oct. 1 through June 30, fishing in the fly water area is restricted to a single barbless artificial fly which can be dressed with conventional fly tying material. Per the new regulation on page 40 of the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet, from Feb. 1 – July 31, 2 wild Chinook per day can be harvested and up to 10 wild Chinook during this time frame in combination with wild Chinook harvested in the Main. Remember that from March 1 through July 31 the anti-snagging gear restrictions apply on the North from the Lone Rock boat ramp upstream to the fly area boundary above Rock Creek. The Mainstem from Soda Springs Dam, including Soda Springs Reservoir, up to Slide Creek Dam is closed year-round to fishing. 

Rock Creek Hatchery and new RockEd facility will be closed to visitors from March 16 through June. 

North Umpqua River water levels at Winchester Dam 

UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH: steelhead 

The mainstem South Umpqua upstream to Jackson Creek Bridge opened to fishing on May 23, with trout fishing being strictly catch and release. Catch and release trout fishing in South Umpqua tributaries below Jackson Creek Bridge also opened on May 23, with fishing restricted to the use of artificial flies and lures. Smallmouth bass fishing should be productive with warming water temperatures. 

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