Anglers Hook Kings!
The ODFW reports that the mainstem Umpqua is closed to wild steelhead harvest, but remains open year-round for adipose fin-clipped steelhead.
Chinook fishing is best below the 101 Bridge. and a few are being caught while trolling with the incoming tide. Some fall chinook are already finding their way upstream and have been caught by anglers. Good upstream fishing areas includes from James Woods up to Umpqua boat ramp, plus Cleveland Rapids and River Forks. Bank anglers did fairly well last year at River Forks.
Good numbers of steelhead are available throughout the North Umpqua with the most success coming in the early morning hours. Anglers are starting to get a few hatchery steelhead in the Swiftwater area.
Note that from Oct. 1 through June 30, angling in the fly water area is restricted to a single barbless artificial fly, which can be dressed with conventional fly tying material. The North Umpqua Mainstem to Soda Springs Reservoir, and the Mainstem and tributaries above the Slide Creek Diversion Dam are open for trout angling through Oct. 31.
If you’d like to experience Umpqua fishing at it’s best, give the folks at Wolfe Pack Guide Service a call at (541) 445-2254 or contact Northwest Sportfishing at (541) 863-1221.Back To Reports