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Trout fishing through the seasons

Fall Trout fishing gets a second wind with cooler temperatures

Spring   Summer   Fall   Winter

Tips for the season:

  • As fall progresses, look for fish to move back into the shallows looking for warmer water.
  • Sleep in. Trout will be more active as the waters warm later in the day.
  • Many rivers and streams close to fishing on Oct. 31.

Early fall fishing will feel a lot like late summer fishing and trout will continue to pout in cool water refuges.

But as the evenings get cooler and fall rains begin, the fishing will pick up. In fact, some of the best trout fishing of the year can be in September to November when trout come out of their doldrums and start feeding heavily in anticipation of the upcoming winter.  

Need more reasons to keep fishing after school starts? ODFW renews trout stocking in many popular water bodies in fall, the weather can be gorgeous and most of the crowds have gone home.

To find out where the trout fishing is good this time of year, check out the weekly Recreation Report.

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