Umpqua River Fishing Report

Wanting to chase after trophy winter steelhead? We have your Umpqua River fishing reports all in one place for the South, North, and Mainstem.

South Umpqua:

Updated: Jan. 19th 2016

The recent storm that hit Southern Oregon has blown out the South Umpqua. The river is once again on the rise this evening, but is forecast to drop through the weekend. However, it doesn’t look like it will drop into fishable shape until sometime after Sunday, and possibly the middle of next week. This will of course depend largely on the storm forecast to come in on Friday.

Before the river blew out fishing was starting to pick up for winter steelhead. Most boats were reporting hooking 3 to 5 fish a day. A lot of the effort was between Stanton Park and Lawson Bar, but a few were going lower and having success. Once it drops back into shape expect fishing to be good.

Flows at Tiller:

South Umpqua flows at Tiller

Flows at Winston:

South Umpqua flows at Winston

North Umpqua:

Updated: Jan. 19th 2016

Fishing had started to pick up for winter steelhead on the North Umpqua before the recent storm. Once it drops back into shape expect fish to be spread throughout most of the river.

Flows at Glide:

North Umpqua River flows at Glide

Flows at Winchester:

North Umpqua River flows at Winchester

Mainstem Umpqua:

Updated: Jan. 19th 2016

Winter steelhead fishing had been excellent on the mainstem of the Umpqua River before the most recent storm with double digit days common. The river has now blown out and won’t be fishable for awhile. Plunkers will do best with plugs and spin-n-glows with bait as the water starts to recede. Most boat anglers will move to the North and South forks as they will drop into shape faster, and give better opportunities.

Flows at Elkton:

Umpqua River flows at Elkton

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