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Springers Bite Best In Lower River

Written By: Cal Kellogg, June 8, 2013
Species: River Salmon Steelhead
Location: Umpqua River,

Springers Bite Best In Lower River
Springers Bite Best In Lower River

(Elkton) Winter steelhead fishing is just about over for the season on the Umpqua. There are more and more springers arriving in the river and the bite has been fair to good in the mainstem. A few smallmouth bass are being caught, but the water is still too cold for good bassing.

“Winter steelhead fishing is winding down on the North and South Umpqua,” related Charles Ireland of Northwest Sportfishing. “Springers have been in the system for a few weeks now and the fishing is decent. The best action is in the lower river, but I expect the fish to spread out soon.”

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, springers are entering the North and a few have passed Winchester Dam. Fishing pressure is starting to increase below Winchester Dam and from Rock Creek down to the Narrows. 

The steelhead fishing is slowing down in the South. Bank anglers may still have some success fishing behind Seven Feathers Casino, Stanton and Myrtle Creek Bridge.

If you’d like to experience Umpqua fishing at it’s best for springers, and more 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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