Anglers Reporting Good Catch Rates

Grande Ronde River - Colville, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-20-2019
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The daily bag limit of one hatchery steelhead will continue through the end of the season on April 30, 2019. Bag limits were reduced to protect limited numbers of wild fish returning to the Snake River Basin and to ensure hatchery programs meet production goals.

Steelhead fishing has been difficult this year due to the low numbers of returning fish and low flows. However, anglers have been reporting good catch rates as fish are starting to make the final push toward hatchery facilities. It’s a good idea this time of year to check flows prior to heading to the river. With warming temperatures and a lot of low snow, we’ll likely see the river blow out in the next few weeks.

 



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for Wednesday, March 20th

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Clackamas River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Conditions Continued to Improve
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Imnaha River: This is The Best Time of Year To Fish
Sandy River: Fishing For Steelhead is Picking Back Up
Nestucca River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Necanicum River: Necanicum is Low and Clear
Kilchis River: Kilchis is Low and Clear
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Emigrant Reservoir: 1,000 Legal Trout Stocking
Umpqua River: River in Good Shape for The Weekend
Galesville Reservoir: Anglers Doing Well From Shore
Chetco River: River Has A Lot to Offer
Wilson River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Willow Creek Reservoir: Winter and Early Spring Are Best Months For Trout
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Elk River: Steelhead Are Thick Right Now
Deschutes River: Mid March Report
Rogue River Lower: Winter Steelhead in Full Swing
Rogue River - Middle: Anglers Are Mostly Catching Bright Winter Fish
Rogue River Upper: Expect More Fish to Move Into Upper Rougue Throughout Next Week
Illinois River: Steelhead Fishing Should Be Great
Santiam River North Fork-2: Last Year's Summer Steelhead Are Gone
Willamette River CST FK: Middle Fork is Open Below Dexter Dam Only
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