Idaho Fish Report
Bass fishing will be good throughout the Oregon section of the Snake River
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Bass fishing will be good throughout the Oregon section of the Snake River. Look for bass is slow backwaters with good structure. Fish seem to be holding deep and getting lures and baits down is essential after the early morning.
Fall Chinook season opened on Aug. 26 and fishing should improve in the next couple weeks. The daily bag limit is three adult Chinook with no mark requirements. There is no bag limit nor mark restrictions on jack Chinook. Barbless hooks are required and a combined angling tag and Columbia Basin endorsement are required.
Steelhead season opened on Sept. 1, though fish aren’t expected to be available in catchable numbers until later in the month. Across the Columbia Basin, the steelhead run is very poor, and fishing may be difficult this year. Bag limits for steelhead have been reduced to ensure broodstock escapement to the hatchery hatcheries. Anglers are advised to check the ODFW website regularly for updates to fisheries.