Idaho Fish Report

Umatilla River Update

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Due to very poor predicated returns, retention of steelhead on the Umatilla River between the Hwy 730 bridge and Three Mile Falls Dam will be closed Sept. 1 through April 30, 2022. 

From Three Mile Falls Dam to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation boundary and from the upper border of the reservation boundary to the Umatilla headwaters, including all tributaries except for McKay Creek, is open for fishing and retention of steelhead.

Trout fishing on the Umatilla River remains open until Oct. 31, with bass and other warm water species all year.

The fall Chinook and coho fishery will open on Sept. 1 through Nov. 30 if returns permit. The bag limit being 3 adults, in aggregate, and 5 jack salmon per day.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, September 1st

Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are starting to move back into the main part
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Fishing can be excellent this time of year if flows are fishable
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing will be slow for trout as most stocked rainbow trout will move to deeper water
Miller Lake: Fishing is excellent as the lake has been heavily stocked
Sprague River: Sprague River Fishing Report
Williamson River: Williamson River Fishing Report
Wood River: One of the best bets for fishing right now
Chetco River: Water levels are low
Elk River: Fall season rule changes for Chinook are now in place
Expo Pond: Warmwater fishing continues at Exp
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Emergency Regulations are still in effect
Hyatt Lake: Emergency Regulations still in effect
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should still be good
Rogue River- Lower: The Rogue Bay has been busy with anglers
Rogue River - Middle: ODFW has lifted the 2 p.m. fishing closure between Lobster and Hog creeks
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Flows above Prospect seem to have leveled of
Sixes River: Anglers should be able to find sea-run cutthroat in most pools
Willow Lake: Water levels have started to drop significantly
Miami River: Cutthroat trout fishing in the Miami should start to improve
Nehalem River: Chinook fishing picked back up the past week
Nestucca River: The Nestucca has a hatchery summer steelhead run
Trask River: Anglers will find sea-run cutthroat trout throughout the Trask
Wilson River: Cutthroat trout fishing is open in the Wilson River as well
Clear Lake: Stocked Recently
Green Peter Reservoir: The water level in the reservoir continues to drop
Leaburg Lake: Stocked Recently
McKenzie River: Boat Ramp Update on The McKenzie
Salmon Creek: Recently Stocked
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Hoot Owl regulations have been rescinded below Big Cliff dam
Antelope Flat Reservoir: Water is Low and Dirty
Crooked River: Bull Trout Must Be Released
Haystack Reservoir: Water level will remain low for now
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout Fishing Good Near Dam
Walton Lake: Lake is Well Stocked
Magone Lake: Fishing has been very good this summer