Idaho Fish Report

ODFW Recreation Report

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing in hot water

With extreme temperatures in the forecast, fish will start feeling the heat. Give them a break by remembering these five tips for fishing when water temperatures are high.

Anglers: Know before you go

The best advice for fishing this weekend is to “know before you go.” Hot and dry conditions continue to make for challenging fishing. Check the zone reports to get the latest updates on water conditions, run updates, boat launch availability and access – wildfires this year and last have closed access to some locations. Oh, and there be a few recent reports of angler success as well.

Best bets for weekend fishing

As the hot, dry conditions continue fishing is getting tough. But there are a few bright spots, such as:

  • Resident and sea-run cutthroat in coastal rivers and streams.
  • Trout in higher elevation locations like Diamond Lake, Applegate Lake and Lost Creek Reservoir.
  • Smallmouth bass in the Coquille and South Umpqua.
  • Chinook and steelhead in the North Fork Santiam.
  • Fly-fishing on the Upper Williamson River and Wood River where grasshopper populations have exploded.
  • Ocean salmon and rockfish.
  • Crab on the central coast.

Be sure to check the zone reports for more options!

Popular Buoy 10 fishery opened Aug. 1

Buoy 10, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific, gives you the chance to catch Chinook and coho salmon fresh from the ocean. Here are 10 tips for Buoy 10 fishing.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Friday, August 5th, 2022

ODFW Recreation Report
Coquille River: Commission approves emergency fall Chinook conservation hatchery program for Coquille River

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, August 4th, 2022
Dory boat captain loses right to fish after multiple poaching incidents
Crooked River: The Crooked River is flowing at 181 cfs below Bowman Dam
Davis Lake: The water level remains extremely low
Deschutes River- Lower: Emergency steelhead angling and retention closures on the Deschutes River have been extended
Lake Billy Chinook: Bull trout fishing has been slow and kokanee fishing has been a little better
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good
Wickiup Reservoir: Anglers should expect to see fewer kokanee in Wickiup Reservoir this year
Green Peter Reservoir: This reservoir is still mostly full
Santiam River ( North Fork) : The gate at Green’s Bridge is now closed for the summer
Trail Bridge Reservoir: Trail Bridge Resevoir Update
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Summer steelhead fishing continues to be fair
Trask River: Cutthroat trout fishing is good in the Trask River
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Coos River: Anglers are still catching decent numbers of rockfish around the jetties
Diamond Lake: Recent surveys from anglers show some great success by those targeting brown trout
Eel Lake: Trout fishing has slowed down but anglers can still catch the occasional trout
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant anglers were having luck on the 500 recently stocked pounder
Illinois River: Trout fishing is open through Oct. 31
Lemolo Lake: Anglers have been doing well at Lemolo
Rogue River - Middle: Wild steelhead retention is closed hatchery steelhead retention remains open
Rogue River- Upper: The summer steelhead run has been very good this year
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): the upper river above Lost Creek is a great destination for the trout angler