The Fish Sniffer - Poor Conditions Slow Steelhead Bite
Poor Conditions Slow Steelhead Bite

Written By: Cal Kellogg, January 23, 2014
Species: Steelhead
Location: Umpqua River,

According to the ODFW, the low water levels and cold water temperatures are slowing the bite on the lower Umpqua. Expect things to improve with a warm rain. The wild coho season is now closed. Only adipose clipped coho can be retained.

People interested in harvesting a steelhead should fish the South Umpqua from late January through April. The low water levels and cold water temperatures are slowing the bite.

The South Umpqua is open for winter steelhead fishing. Few steelhead are in the South Umpaqu during December, but numbers increase throughout January and February and peak in March. Most hatchery steelhead return to the South Umpqua.

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.

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