Water quality is improving with surface temps dropping into the 50s

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Water quality is improving with surface temps dropping into the 50s, but some areas of algae still remain. Trout are averaging 16″- 18″. Worms, PowerBait and spinners are enticing fish, as well as a variety of woolly buggers, balanced leeches, and midges for the fly anglers. Limit is 5 trout. Bass fishing remains fair. Crankbaits and soft plastics are working well for black bass, and anglers are reporting wiper hitting topwater lures in 8 to 10 feet of water. Special Regulations: Anglers may keep one black bass and one wiper measuring 15 inches or longer.

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John Day River: Flows remain low but not impossible for a drift boat to navigate
Deschutes River: Anglers have been reporting good trout fishing lately
Fall River: Fly-anglers report excellent autumn fishing in the Fall River
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is 32 percent full
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir at 61 percent full
Wickiup Reservoir: Anglers report fair kokanee and bass fishing
Breitenbush River: With nice weather forecasted this week this river looks to be a nice option for trout fishing
Detroit Reservoir: Water levels are slowly dropping and will continue to drop through the fall
Foster Reservoir: The reservoir was stocked several times this spring
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Coho fishing looks very promising these next few weeks
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 2,250 cfs
Alsea River: Fall Chinook is open on the Alsea
Kilchis River: Cutthroat are available throughout the river
Necanicum River: The Necanicum had some fall Chinook move into the river on last week's rain
Nehalem River: Chinook fishing has slowed some but remains fair in Nehalem Bay
Nestucca River: Fall Chinook fishing in the Nestucca has been fair
Siuslaw River: Fall Chinook has started to pick up the last few weeks on the Siuslaw river!
Trask River: Trask River Report
Chetco River: Salmon fishing in the estuary continues to be good
Coos River: Anglers can catch rockfish around the jetties in the lower Coos Bay estuary
Coquille River: Coho salmon has been good for anglers fishing from the Highway 101 Bridge to Rocky Point
Elk River: Recent rains have brought a few Chinook into the river
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 13 percent full
Fish Lake : Trout fishing should be good
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is 34 percent full
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt is currently 40 percent full
Illinois River: The Illinois is now closed to fishing between 8 Dollar Bridge and Pomeroy Dam
Lost Creek Lake: Trout and bass fishing should be good
Rogue River- Lower: Angling pressure has dropped considerably in the Rogue Bay
Rogue River - Middle: The current flow is 1280cfs, and the average river temperature is 56 F
Rogue River- Upper: The focus on the upper Rogue continues to be summer steelhead and trout fishing
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): The river upstream of Lost Creek remains a good place to fish
Sixes River: The low flow closure is currently in place for the lower river
Tenmile Lakes: The lake surface water temperature is in the low 60s
Chewaucan River: Fly-fishing with beadheads is probably your best bet throughout the day
Dead Horse Lake: Fishing should be great at this lake as it was stocked
Fourmile Lake: A few lake trout are also showing up in the catch
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is 16 percent full
Holbrook Reservoir: Holbrook Reservoir Fishing Report
John C Boyle Reservoir: Water levels generally remain very similar and drop as the day progresses
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing should be fair for rainbow trout
Lofton Reservoir: The water is still low, and the boat ramp is roughly 20 feet from the boat launch
Long Creek Reservoir: Fishing should be good for brook trout and redband trout lower in the creek
Miller Lake: Fishing will be slow as most rainbow trout have been caught
Sprague River: Fishing has been slow for redband trout
North Fork Sprague River: Fishing for brook trout is good above Sandhill Crossing and excellent at Lee Thomas Campground area
South Fork Sprague River: Fishing will be fair due to past drought and fire in the watershed