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43° 41' 59.6364" N, 124° 4' 33.546" W

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April 10, 2015
UMPQUA HIGH LAKES AND FOREBAYS: trout 
 
Most of these lakes are off Forest Service Roads that are not plowed during the winter. Contact the Forest Service at 541-957-3200 for road and trail conditions. 
 
UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM: steelhead, spring Chinook 
 
The mainstem Umpqua is closed to wild steelhead harvest, but remains open year-round for adipose fin-clipped steelhead. This fishery is primarily catch-and-release since the number of hatchery fish is relatively low compared to the number of wild fish. Plunkers should have some success throughout the season following rain events that cause the steelhead to hug the shoreline. Spring chinook have now been caught on the Umpqua. Low water conditions makes some boating access difficult. 
 
Please note the changes in regulations this year on page 40 of the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet. On the Main, anglers can harvest 2 wild spring chinook per day and up to 5 wild springers from Feb. 1 – July 31. From Aug. 1 – Dec. 31, you can harvest 2 wild chinook per day, and in combination with the other salmon/steelhead recorded on your salmon tag, up to 20 fish total. Fin-clipped hatchery fish can be recorded on a separate hatchery harvest tag that is available. There is no limit on the number of hatchery tags that can be purchased. Daily limits still apply. 
 
The 50 Places to go fishing within 60 minutes of Roseburg, handout which is available online or at the office, identifies several good places for salmon and steelhead fishing.  
 
UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH: steelhead, spring Chinook 
 
Remember all wild steelhead must be released unharmed. Fishing for winter steelhead will continue to improve, peaking in February through March. Most of the fish returning to the North are wild so the fishing is mostly catch-and-release. Conditions should be good this weekend and with the warm conditions, the steelhead should be on the move. Spring chinook have reached Winchester dam and some are being caught. Fishing should continue to improve throughout April. 
 
Note that from Oct. 1 through June 30, fishing in the fly water area is restricted to a single barbless artificial fly which can be dressed with conventional fly tying material. Spring chinook will start arriving in late March or early April. Per the new regulation on page 40 of the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet, from Feb. 1 – July 31, 2 wild chinook per day can be harvested and up to 10 wild chinook during this time frame in combination with wild chinook harvested in the Main. Remember that from March 1 through July 31 the anti-snag gear restrictions apply on the North from the Lone Rock boat ramp upstream to the fly area boundary above Rock Creek. The Mainstem from Soda Springs Dam, including Soda Springs Reservoir, up to Slide Creek Dam is closed year-round to fishing. 
 
Rock Creek Hatchery and new RockEd facility will be closed to visitors from March 16 through June. 
 
North Umpqua River water levels at Winchester Dam 
 
UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH: steelhead 
 
The peak numbers of fish normally show up from February to late March. Fish have been caught in the Canyonville area and hatchery fish have been reported. The hatchery program for winter steelhead is centered in the South Umpqua, which offers the best chance for catching an adipose-fin clipped steelhead for harvest. Most hatchery fish are caught from Canyonville downstream. All wild fish must be released unharmed. Plunking should be good at places such as Lawson Bar, Myrtle Creek and behind Seven Feathers. The water has been low making it harder for long boat drifts, but still suitable for bank anglers. 
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October 30, 2014

The wild coho season below Scottsburg Bridge was closed Oct. 2. There are still some hatchery coho moving through the system and fall chinook. Only fin-clipped adult and jack coho can now be harvested. The upstream fishery between Osprey and River Forks is still providing some fall Chinook harvest opportunity but this season is beginning to wind down as lots of fish have pushed upstream into the South Umpqua (which is currently closed to fishing) to spawn. Most of the chinook are fairly dark now.

The mainstem Umpqua is closed to wild steelhead harvest, but remains open year-round for adipose fin-clipped steelhead. This fishery is primarily catch-and-release since the number of hatchery fish is relatively low compared to the number of wild fish. People interested in harvesting a steelhead should fish the North Umpqua for summer steelhead. Trout fishing in the tributaries to the mainstem closes Sept. 16. The mainstem will close to trout fishing starting Nov. 1.

The “50 Places to go fishing within 60 minutes of Roseburg,” handout which is available online or at the office, identifies several good places for salmon and steelhead fishing.

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