UMPQUA RIVER: The mainstem Umpqua is closed to wild steelhead harvest but remains open year-round for adipose fin-clipped steelhead. Spring Chinook season should be slowing down with increasing moss. Summer steelhead should be migrating through the main.
On the Main, anglers can harvest 2 wild spring Chinook per day and up to 5 wild springers from Feb. 1 June 30. From July 1 Dec. 31, anglers can harvest 2 wild Chinook per day, and in combination with the other salmon/ steelhead recorded on your salmon tag, up to 20 fish total. Fin-clipped hatchery fish can be recorded on a separate hatchery harvest tag that is available. There is no limit on the number of hatchery tags that can be purchased. Daily limits still apply.
The traditional season for shad is from Mothers Day to Fathers Day. Shad fishing should be good with lots of folks out fishing.
North - Summer steelhead season should start soon.
There have been consistent reports of spring Chinook being caught. Per the new regulation, from Feb. 1 June 30, two wild Chinook per day can be harvested. Ten wild Chinook may be harvested in the North during this time frame in aggregate with wild Chinook harvested in the Main. Anti-snagging rules are in effect from March 1 through July 31 in the area below the fly boundary. This rule includes hook restrictions (one single-point hook with less than ¾ gap) and a leader length of no more than 36 inches. Please refer to the fishing regulations for more information.
The South opened on May 22 to trout and warmwater fishing.