MARCH 15, 2019

Oregon: Best Bets for Weekend Fishing

Warmer weather and a bit of rain have combined for better fishing in many parts of the state, including:

  • Winter steelhead are still being caught on the Siletz and Alsea, and the warmer temperatures may make the fish a little more active, and the anglers a little more successful.
  • The warm weather has created some excellent conditions for catching recently stocked trout in the SW Zone.
  • With the recent storms and fish available, steelhead fishing on the Illinois River should be great for anglers willing to take a scenic drive.
  • Tenmile Lakes should start giving up some nice holdover trout in the coming weeks; some can measure over 17-inches long. Yellow perch and other warmwater fish should “wake up” and start biting with spring weather.
  • Surfperch fishing on ocean beaches can be excellent this time of year, when safe surf conditions allow.
  • Winter steelhead fishing conditions on the Clackamas are decidedly improved over the past couple of weeks, with the arrival of warmer temperatures and precipitation.
  • Anglers are beginning to harvest spring Chinook in the lower Willamette.

Find more details about all the weekend opportunities in the zone reports.