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-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-
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.
Send us your fishing report
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.
BROWNLEE RESERVOIR: crappie, bass, perch, catfish, bluegill, trout
Fishing for bass is winding down and fishing for channel catfish is slow. Call the Idaho Power Company’s recording at 1-800-422-3143 to get information on access at recreational sites.
Reservoir level information
OXBOW RESERVOIR: trout, crappie, bass, catfish
Trout fishing is very good at tributary mouths, particularly Wildhorse Creek. Fishing is winding down for bass and fishing for channel catfish is slow.
Release of approximately 200 steelhead into Hells Canyon Reservoir is planned for the week of Nov. 18. Trout fishing is very good at tributary mouths, particularly Pine Creek. Fishing is winding down for bass and fishing for channel catfish is slow.
SNAKE RIVER below HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR: fall chinook, trout, sturgeon, bass
Fall chinook fishing is closed in Hells Canyon as of Nov. 18. Steelhead fishing has picked up in Hells Canyon is producing at respectible7-9 hours per fish. Steelhead fishing will continue to produce through the winter as fish move toward the tributaries. Anglers are reminded barbless hooks are required.
Trout anglers will find success using a variety of methods. Look for trout on seams and foam lines where insects often collect. Only adipose clipped trout may be kept.
Get updated information on flow levels.
SNAKE RIVER (above Brownlee Reservoir): channel catfish, flathead catfish, smallmouth bass
Catfish and bass fishing on the Snake River has slowed. Flows at the Nyssa gauge average 6,970 cfs for the week of Dec. 2. Flows at the Weiser gauge were 10,400 cfs the week of Dec. 2. Over the last week water temperature decreased significantly at the Nyssa and Weiser gauges ranging from 38˚F to 45˚F.