Local River Reports
(Updated 12-5-14 @ 12:30 pm)
Columbia River: Anglers are catching steelhead above McNary Dam trolling plugs and using shrimp n bobber. Bank fisherman and boat fisherman are both catching fish up to State Line.
Snake River: Anglers are catching steelhead and a few salmon from the Dam down to the mouth. Angler's fishing off the mouth of the Imnaha, Grande Rhonde, and Salmon River's are having good success catching steelhead.
ClearWater River: Anglers are catching a few B fish from the South Fork down into the main river below Orifino.
Deschutes River: Anglers have been catching a few steelhead from Mack's Canyon downstream to the mouth. Spinner's and plugs or Fly fishing either swinging flies or nymphing has also been very effective at hooking up fish.
Grande Ronde River: Anglers have been catching several steelhead on spinners and jigs. Fly fisherman have also been catching fish. Creel Report for 11-7-9thth: Oregon Water: Anglers 58, Hours Fished 283.8, Kept 16, Released 25, Total Catch 41, Hour per Fish 6.9. Washington Water: Anglers 50, Hours Fished 252.4, Kept 11, Released 7, Total Catch 18, Hour per Fish 14.0.
John Day River: Anglers are catching a few steelhead from Cottonwood Bridge down to the mouth.
Umatilla River: We have had over 1300 new fish come over 3 Mile in the past week. Total steelhead for the year over 3 Mile is 2874 as of 12-4-14. Angler's have been catching steelhead in the Pendleton area down to the mouth below 3 Mile Dam pretty consistently drifting egg's, throwing spinners, using egg pattern flies and beads, and also swinging a variety of steelhead patterns. River conditions are ideal for catching now. Creel Report: Nov. 24-30th 3 anglers targeting salmon last
week that fished 10 hours and caught 7 coho and 6 Chinook salmon, and 1
steelhead for a catch rate of 0.7 hours per fish.Twenty-six anglers
targeting steelhead fished 52 hours and caught 4 coho and 4 Chinook salmon, and
18 steelhead for a catch rate of 2.0 hours per fish.
Wallowa River: Anglers have caught a few steelhead below the Minam Park using jigs and eggs.
Imnaha River: Angler are catching steelhead in the lower river from Cow's Creek down to the mouth. Spinner's, jig's, egg's, and flies are all catching fish.
Walla Walla River: No Report
McKay Reservoir: Closed to fishing until March 1st 2015.
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