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Trinity River Flows Have Started
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, APRIL 18, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Trinity River spring water releases have started. As I came home Saturday, I could see that the river was that it is muddy from Poker Bar area all the way down to my house in Willow Creek. Today Sunday the releases are supposed to be       850cfs but the California Data Exchange Center reads 784cfs for today at 11:30am. The...
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UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM REPORT
by ODFW, APRIL 16, 2021
Umpqua River

Most anglers are finished with steelhead and moving on to spring Chinook, but don’t forget to turn in hatchery winter steelhead snouts for a chance to win a gift card (see note below.) Bass fishing is picking up with warmer temperatures and bass preparing to spawn.  No recent reports of springers. Most Chinook anglers plunk and use either a spinner, bait or...
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TENMILE LAKES/TENMILE CREEK REPORT
by ODFW, APRIL 16, 2021
Tenmile Lakes

Water temperatures over the weekend was 55-56 degrees. On warmer days largemouth bass will be found in or near shallow water with cover like weedlines or submerged wood.  This is a good time of the year to fish lures that can cover water quickly looking for aggressive fish to bite.   Trout are scheduled to be stocked in North and South Tenmile...
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Rogue River, above Lost Creek Reservoir REPORT
by ODFW, APRIL 16, 2021
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek)

While trout fishing in the rest of the basin is closed, the Rogue and tributaries above Lost Creek Reservoir remain open year-round, with a retention limit of 5 trout. Stocked trout in this reach are not fin clipped.  The Hwy 62 webcam at Union Creek is always a good resource to check before driving up here. With spring conditions in the forecast, the...
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Rogue River, upper REPORT
by ODFW, APRIL 16, 2021
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek)

As of April 7, 322 new winter steelhead entered the ladder at Cole Rivers Hatchery, bringing this year’s total to 673 fish. ODFW estimates around 1,100 winter steelhead are destined for the hatchery (well below normal, but meeting mitigation goal minimum of 500 fish), so the upper river will be the place to fish in the coming weeks as this...
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Winter steelhead are still being caught on the Middle Rogue. While most all neighboring streams are closing for steelhead on March 31, the Rogue remains open all year. However, retention of wild steelhead closes April 30. To retain a wild fish, it must be a minimum of 24 inches long. Only 1 wild fish per day, and 3 per year...
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