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Local River Reports
(Updated 11-21-13 @ 10:00 am)
Columbia River: Angler's above McNary Dam have been picking up a few steelhead and salmon trolling plugs, spinners, herring, and using shrimp n bobber.
Barbless hooks, new Columbia River endorsement required for sport anglers
The Commission declined to delay the barbless hook requirement on the Columbia River and selected tributaries. Therefore, beginning in 2013, barbless hooks will be required in the mainstem Columbia River up to the OR/WA border and some lower tributaries.
For 2013 the following tributaries will be restricted to barbless hooks:
Deschutes River: Anglers are still picking up a few steelhead in the lower river. Most of the fish have moved upstream above Mack's Canyon area.
Snake River: Angler's are doing well catching salmon and steelhead. Trolling plugs, bouncing eggs and drifting shrimp n bobber.
ClearWater River: Anglers are catching some B fish now. Using egg's and shrimp. Fly fisherman have been picking up a few fish also.
Umatilla River: Anglers have been catching salmon and steelhead from Pendleton downstream to the mouth. Creel Report Nov 11th - 17th showed: Anglers 40, Hours fished 86.0, Total catch 14, Hours per fish 5.4. Fish count over 3 Mile Dam: Chinook 4083 - Coho 2658 - Steelhead 1300. Eggs, shrimp and spinners are producing the best results. Fly fisherman using egg patterns are doing well also.
John Day River: Anglers are catching steelhead from Clarno downstream to Rock Creek. Spinners, jig n bobber, and fly's are all working good. Boat anglers fishing the Arm are picking up a few fish trolling plug's and shrimp n bobber.
Wallowa River: Anglers have been catching a few steelhead from Minam Park downstream to Rondowa. Anglers have also caught a few fish upstream of the park along the highway.
Grande Ronde River: Angler's are having decent success catching steelhead from Wildcat down to Troy and from Troy down to the OR/WA border. Anglers fishing in Washington from Bogan's downstream are having fair to little success. Jigs n bobber, eggs, shrimp, and fly's are producing the best results. Creel Report for Oregon waters Nov 13th - 17th showed: Anglers 58, Hours fished 259.5, Kept 4, Released 15, Total catch 19, Hours per fish 13.7. Creel Report for Washington waters Nov 13th - 17th showed: Anglers 58, Hours fished 275.8, Kept 7, Released 16, Total catch 23, Hours per fish 12.0.
Imnaha River: Anglers are having good success catching steelhead now. Jig's n bobber, eggs, and spinners are working the best.
Weneha River: No Reports.
Walla Walla River: Anglers are catching a few steelhead.
McKay Reservoir: Closed to fishing until March 1st 2014.
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