New Years Fishing Report

New Years Fishing Report

Fishing Report:

Seventy trophy class trout were recently released in Junction City Pond on Hwy 99. Steelhead fishing along the mid-coast has been a little tough due to high water. The Alsea River has been producing better than the Siuslaw and the Siletz with catches reported throughout the system. Barring any big rains, mid-coast rivers should be driftable toward the end of the week. To the north, decent steelhead fishing is reported on the Trask, Wilson and Nestucca Rivers. Best fishing on the Nestucca River is reported near the mouth of the Three Rivers tributary. Three Rivers itself has been very steady with plenty of good action just below the Cedar Creek Hatchery. The wild Coho fishery on Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lake closed on December 31. The main Umpqua has been high, but plunkers are intercepting some nice fish. The South Fork Umpqua has been particularly good with a nice component of hatchery fish. Fishermen on the Coquille System are reporting some nice catches, with the South Fork now in driftable condition. The Sixes River is now closed to salmon fishing while the Elk remains open for Chinook through March. Most of the effort on Elk and Sixes is now targeting steelhead though a few bright Chinook continue to trickle in