SW Oregon Fishing Report December 21st, 2018

From ODF&W Bottomfishing should be decent if the ocean lays down. Bottomfish anglers may now fish at all depths for the remainder of the year. Fishing for lingcod and rockfish has been good when the ocean is calm enough to fish. The daily bag limit for marine fish is 5 plus 2 lingcod. The retention…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report December 14th, 2018

From ODF&W Bottomfishing should be decent if the ocean lays down. Bottomfish anglers may now fish at all depths for the remainder of the year. Fishing for lingcod and rockfish has been good when the ocean is calm enough to fish. The daily bag limit for marine fish is 5 plus 2 lingcod. The retention…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report December 7th, 2018

From ODF&W Lingcod and other bottomfishing in the ocean was going well, but with winter weather on its way crossing the bar may be difficult. Bottomfish anglers may now fish at all depths for the remainder of the year. Fishing for lingcod and rockfish has been good when the ocean is calm enough to fish.…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report November 30th, 2018

From ODF&W There may be a few winter steelhead that start poking their way into the river in early December Smallmouth bass fishing should be starting to slow as the water temperatures dip. On the North Umpqua River, summer steelhead fishing is slowing down, but winter steelhead should start moving in in late December. Lost…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report November 22nd, 2018

From ODF&W At Arizona Pond, rainbow trout stocked this week and holdover trophies from earlier this year will enjoy the fresh water from this season’s first major rainstorm. Youth anglers fishing this pond are allowed to keep five trout per day; one of which can be over 20 inches. Oregon State Parks manages Arizona Pond…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for November 9th, 2018

From ODF&W Fishing for fall trout in Hemlock and Lake in the Woods can be great. Spinners or “plunking” with worms and/or PowerBait can be effective methods for fishing these lakes. Some anglers are having success with flies. Anglers fishing the high lakes in the Umpqua District are encouraged to e-mail fishing reports. Contact the…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for November 2nd, 2018

From ODF&W Fishing for fall trout in Hemlock and Lake in the Woods can be great. Spinners or “plunking” with worms and/or PowerBait can be effective methods for fishing these lakes. Some anglers are having success with flies. Check the 2018 stocking schedule Hemlock Lake  and the 2018 stocking schedule Lake in the Woods Water levels…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for October 12th, 2018

From ODF&W On the Chetco River chinook salmon and steelhead season is open from the river mouth to Nook Creek through Dec. 31. Anglers are picking up a few Chinook in the estuary below the Hwy 101 bridge. Both effort and catch have started to pick up. However, due to low and warm water conditions…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for September 28th, 2018

From ODF&W The two-rod validation for fishing for salmon in Coos Bay ends on Sept. 30. Salmon fishing continues to be slow but anglers have caught some Chinook salmon from the BLM boat ramp up to the head of tide. The majority of the salmon caught this week were jacks with a few adults mixed…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for September 21st, 2018

From ODF&W From Humbug Mountain to the OR/CA border, salmon fishing closed on Aug. 26. The Chetco River Fall Chinook State Waters Terminal Fishery will open on Oct. 6-7 and Oct. 13-14 with a daily bag limit of 1 Chinook per angler. The Nearshore halibut season is open seven days a week and as of…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for September 14th, 2018

From ODF&W The rockfish bite is back on. Anglers were catching limits or near-limits of rockfish over the weekend. However, lingcod catches remain spotty during the month of September. Reminder that through Sept. 30, the general marine bottomfish fishery is restricted to inside of the 30-fathom regulatory line. The longleader gear fishery outside of the…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for September 7th, 2018

From ODF&W Chinook are being caught in a number of SW Zone location including the Rogue Bay at Gold Beach, and in bays and lower sections of rivers like the Coos, Coquille and Umpqua. Smallmouth bass fishing continues to be a fishing bright spot in the south and mainstem Umpqua. On the Umpqua, please be…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for August 17th, 2018

From ODF&W Reports are that rockfish fishing is still scratchy, anglers are having to work for them. Lingcod has slowed down some as well; however there are still some good-size lingcod being landed, it just may take some more time and effort than it did a few weeks ago. Reminder that as of April 1,…

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