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Date 24-Apr-14
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Conditions : UMPQUA RIVER: Springers have started to arrive. Most anglers will start fishing in the Scottsburg area and move upstream as the season progresses. A nice 40-pound springer was recently caught in the Elkton area. Water temperatures have dropped this week and the forecast is for an increase in flows by Friday. This should help boat access, but may slow the bite

The shad should start arriving by early May. Smallmouth bass fishing will improve as the river warms up. The mainstem Umpqua is closed to trout fishing until the spring trout opener May 24.

North - Remember all wild steelhead must be released unharmed. Through the end of March over 9,000 winter steelhead have been counted. The first springer passed Winchester Dam on March 16. More will be arriving when the water temperatures increase. Anglers are starting to have some success fishing for springers from Amacher and up in the Swiftwater area.

South - The South Umpqua is open for winter steelhead fishing through April 30. The South Umpqua is then closed to all fishing until May 24. Most hatchery steelhead return to the South Umpqua, so anglers interested in harvesting a hatchery fish will be most successful in the South. The rain has improved conditions on the South, but there has been very little fishing pressure lately.

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About: - The Umpqua River, is one of America's premier fishing rivers. Originating at Diamond Lake in the Cascade Mountains, the Umpqua flows through the Oregon Coast Range to meet the Pacific Ocean near Reedsport Oregon. The river contains a variety of fish species and supports year-round fishing. Boat ramps are numerous all along the length of the lower river. Winchester Bay, at the mouth of the river, is a major sport fishing destination and also has ocean charters. The upper two forks of the Umpqua River east of Roseburg are also popular for fishing

Driving Directions: The lower Umpqua River is paralleled by Hwys 38 and 138. Hwy 101 crosses the Umpqua at Reedsport, Oregon.

  • Steelhead
  • Chinook
  • Coho Salmon
  • Shad
  • Smallmouth Bass

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Umpqua River Flows
North Umpqua River
South Umpqua River
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