dr martens triumph Oregon Receation Report Feb
New salmon, steelhead, sturgeon endorsement
Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 anglers fishing for salmon, steelhead or sturgeon in the Columbia River and its tributaries will be required to have a Columbia River Basin endorsement. See a map of the Basin and get more information.
Managers are expecting a good return in the Columbia River this year 227,000 upriver fish and 58,700 fish to the Willamette. Expect some good fishing if the fish and water conditions cooperate. Columbia River regulations and in season updates
Keep your dog safe this trapping season
Trapping seasons are underway. Keep your dog safe with these tips.
The first spring Chinook of the year was recently landed in the Willamette.
Winter steelhead are moving into the Willamette River basin and fishing conditions should improve on the Clackamas, Molalla, Sandy, and Santiam rivers with increased warmer flows.
Hills Creek Reservoir has been fishing well for 12 to 18 inch wild Chinook.
Two hundred brood trout averaging 8 pounds each were recently released in Walter Wirth Lake in Salem.
New salmon, steelhead, sturgeon endorsement
Anglers fishing for salmon,
steelhead or sturgeon in the Columbia River and its tributaries are now required to have a Columbia River Basin endorsement. See a map of the Basin and get more information.
If your favorite fishing spot is no longer listed
It’s probably because that river, lake or reservoir is closed for the season, inaccessible due to snow and bad roads, or offers limited fishing opportunities during the winter months. These waterbodies will re appear in the Recreation Report when they re open next spring, or when access and/or opportunity improves.
We’d love to hear about your recent fishing experience. Send us your own fishing report through ODFW Fishing Reports the information will be forwarded to the local biologist who may use it to update various ODFW resources such as the Weekly Recreation Report.
The 2014 trout stocking schedules for the North Willamette Watershed District and the South Willamette Watershed District are now posted on line on the ODFW trout stocking page.
Check out the new trout stocking map
Find the location and details about the many lakes ponds and streams that receive hatchery trout from ODFW’s fish hatcheries on the new Google based stocking map.
ALTON BAKER CANOE CANAL: trout
Alton Baker Canoe Canal was stocked in late January with 1,086 legal sized and 200 larger sized rainbow trout. Fish were scattered at multiple locations along the length of the Canal. Summer steelhead are occasionally caught in this system and anglers are reminded they will need a combined angling tag and a Columbia River Basin Endorsement to legally target or harvest a steelhead. It is legal to fish with two rods in the Alton Baker Canoe Canal, provided the Two Rod Validation has been purchased.
The canal is located within Alton Baker Park and can be accessed off of Club Road in Eugene. The Canoe Canal is located in downtown Eugene behind Autzen Stadium. A 4 acre pond at the midpoint of the canal is a good spot but it can be fished all along its 2 mile length from Day Island Road in Eugene to Aspen Street in Springfield.
Blue River both above and below Blue River Reservoir is closed to fishing until April 26, 2014.
BLUE RIVER RESERVOIR: trout, warmwater species
Blue River Reservoir is located east of Eugene near the town of Blue River, north of Highway 126 and is open to year round fishing.
Canby Pond is a 1 acre pond located on the south end of Canby in Canby City Park. The park is south of Hwy 99E and adjacent to the Molalla River. Angling restricted to youth age 17 and under or holders of one of the Disabled Anglers permits.
Carmen Reservoir is accessed via FS Road 750 off Hwy 126, about 2 miles south of Clear Lake, and is open all year. Motor boats are prohibited on Carmen Reservoir.
This 60 acre former mill pond in Lebanon provides an excellent warm water fishing experience for the beginner as well as the seasoned angler. Largemouth bass up to 16 inches and panfish up to 9.5 inches were reported in mid June. To get there take Russell Road east off Main Street about a mile. There is a small boat ramp and ADA fishing dock at the parking lot and foot access most of the way around the pond.
CLACKAMAS RIVER: winter steelhead
The Clackamas River has been unfishable for several days due to heavy rains and snow melt run off. Access points such as Carver Park were closed over the weekend due to water coming up into the parking lot. The river forecast calls for much improved conditions by the weekend so anglers should expect winter steelhead angling to improve considerably.