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OR
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43° 41' 59.6364" N, 124° 4' 33.546" W
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UMPQUA BASIN

Fishing for trout, steelhead, salmon and sturgeon in all waterbodies defined as streams in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations is restricted to an hour before sunrise to 2 p.m. throughout the entire Umpqua Basin except in tidewaters.

Additionally in the mainstem Umpqua River from the Scottsburg Bridge on Highway 38 to the River Forks Park boat ramp, fishing is prohibited within 200 feet of all mainstem Umpqua tributaries including the tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream. 

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UMPQUA HIGH LAKES AND FOREBAYS: trout 

Access should be good with the limited snow received over the winter. Contact the Forest Service at 541-957-3200 for road and trail conditions. Clearwater Forebay 2 has been stocked with approximately 3,000 rainbow trout in 2015. Anglers fishing the high lakes in the Umpqua District are encouraged to e-mail fishing reports. 

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. Spring Chinook fishing has slowed with the low water conditions making some boating access difficult. Catch-and-release trout fishing on the mainstem Umpqua opened May 23. Trout fishing in Umpqua tributaries also opened on May 23, with fishing restricted to the use of artificial flies and lures except for in tidewater areas where bait is allowed. Beginning June 23 through Oct. 1, 2015, fishing is prohibited within 200 feet of all tributaries including no angling in the tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream. 

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 – June 30. From July 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. 

Now that the water is warming up the opportunities for catching large numbers of smallmouth bass are increasing. Shad fishing is usually productive through Fathers Day and smallmouth bass fishing using a variety of lures such as twister-tails and worms should be good throughout the summer months. 

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.  

    North Umpqua River -ODFW Photo- 

UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH: steelhead, spring Chinook 

Good numbers of summer steelhead are in the North Umpqua. Remember all wild steelhead must be released unharmed. Trout fishing on portions of the mainstem North Umpqua and tributaries opened on May 23, and anglers should pay close attention to which sections and streams are open to catch and release, harvest, and artificial fly use outlined in the regulation manual. 

Spring Chinook fishing has been spotty with some fish being caught around Rock Creek. Fishing should continue to be hit or miss with the low water levels. 

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. 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-snagging 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 mainstem South Umpqua upstream to Jackson Creek Bridge opened to fishing on May 23, with trout fishing being strictly catch and release. Catch and release trout fishing in South Umpqua tributaries below Jackson Creek Bridge also opened on May 23, with fishing restricted to the use of artificial flies and lures. Smallmouth bass fishing should be productive with warming water temperatures. 

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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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