Idaho Fish Report

A great afternoon of catfishing on The Snake River

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Bass fishing the Snake River can be great during the summer. Bass will readily take small jigs fished near the bottom, and they also can be caught on flies. Sturgeon fishing has been good in the Snake River this summer with fish being caught throughout the river downstream of Hells Canyon Dam. Anglers are reminded that they must use barbless hooks to fish for sturgeon, and sturgeon may not be retained in the Snake River. All sturgeon must be released unharmed and cannot be removed from the water.

Fishing for fall Chinook salmon will open under permanent regulations on Aug. 18. Barbless hooks are required when fishing for fall Chinook on the Snake River. Few fall Chinook have passed over Lower Granite Dam. Fishing should improve later into mid-September. See Snake River zone regulations for more information about fishing for fall Chinook salmon in the Snake River.

Steelhead fishing has closed on the Snake River and will re-open Sept. 1, 2022.

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, August 18th, 2022
ODFW Recreation Report
Anthony Lake: Fishing at Anthony Lake may be a bit slower than previous years
Balm Creek Reservoir: Earlier this year, Balm Creek Reservoir was stocked with fingerling trou
Phillips Reservoir: The reservoir only filled to about ΒΌ full before beginning to drain again
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir still has a decent amount of water
Thief Valley Reservoir: The reservoir is currently only 33 percent full
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir has been dropping throughout the summer and is about 1/2 full
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Continues to have a decent amount of water in it
Ben Irving Reservoir: Bass fishing is has been good at Ben Irving
Coos River: Best fishing is typically near slack tides
Coquille River: Smallmouth bass fishing has been decent
Elk River: Cutthroat fishing has slowed as water temperatures have increased
Floras Lake: Trout fishing has slowed down
Galesville Reservoir: Fish are likely seeking cooler water in deeper parts of the lake
Garrison Lake: The lake is getting pretty weedy, but boat anglers are still having success
Rogue River- Lower: Fall Chinook fishing has been good in the estuary
Rogue River - Middle: Fall Chinook have started entering the lower river
Rogue River- Upper: The summer steelhead run has been very good this year
North Umpqua River: Summer steelhead fishing is slowing with warmer temperatures
Winchuck River: Cutthroat are scattered throughout the river
Nestucca River: Summer steelhead fishing continues to be fair
Detroit Reservoir: Trout fishing also has been good
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Anglers report fair fishing Crane Prairie
Crooked River: Crooked River Updates
Fall River: The Fall River has been fishing well
Paulina Lake: Anglers are reporting good kokanee fishing
Wickiup Reservoir: The reservoir is very low at 15 percent
Brownlee Reservoir: Fishing for catfish has been good on the reservoir

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

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