Cooler temperatures mean good news for trout fishing
Recent cooler temperatures and improving water conditions spell good news for trout fishing. We’re getting reports of good fishing from throughout the state – from high elevation lakes (many are still being stocked) to cool-water rivers and streams. Check out the zone reports to find the best fishing and check out the latest regulations.
Buoy 10 fishery starts strong
The popular Buoy 10 salmon fishery opened Aug. 1 and coho fishing has been good. The latest regulations for the fishery.
No fishing after 2 p.m. in most Oregon streams
Effective Saturday, July 18, and until further notice, all water bodies defined as streams on Page 7 of the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations are closed above tidewater to fishing for trout salmon, steelhead and sturgeon from 2 p.m. to one hour before sunrise.
* Some streams will remain open because they are less prone to high water temperatures. Read ODFW’s July 18 press release and regulation update page for details.
* Fishing in the Columbia River and Snake River is not affected by the action, and fishing hours in these areas will remain under normal regulations.
*Due to exceedingly warm temperatures and fish die-offs, the Willamette River below Willamette Falls is closed all day to fishing for trout, steelhead, salmon and sturgeon.
* Fishing for warm water species such as crappie, bluegill, bass, catfish and walleye is unaffected by the action and may continue in all water bodies.