Recreation Report

Southwest Zone

Regulation Updates

Regulation Updates as of June 11, 2018

There are no regulation updates for the Southwest Zone at this time.

These are in-season regulation changes adopted on a temporary or emergency basis. Please see e-regulations for permanent regulations.

For more information contact your local ODFW office:

  • Charleston Field Office 541-888-5515 
  • Roseburg Umpqua Watershed District Office  541-440-3353
  • Gold Beach Field Office 541-247-7605 
Recreation Report

Weekend fishing opportunities:

  • Spring Chinook fishing continues to be good for boat anglers on the lower Rogue, and with water temperatures dropping over the weekend the bite could really turn on.
  • Water levels on the lower Rogue are ideal for swinging flies or tossing spinners for an early summer steelhead.
  • Even with effort picking up at Diamond Lake catch rates continue to be good.
  • Anglers continue to report good catches of shad the Coquille Basin.
  • Trout fishing has been good in Tenmile Lakes, where some fish over 20-inches have been caught.
  • Bass and other warmwater fishing has been picking up, in the words of one biologist, “everywhere.”
  • Largemouth bass fishing is picking up in Tenmile and Butterfield lakes.
  • Both shad and smallmouth bass fishing are picking up in the mainstem Umpqua.

2018 STOCKING SCHEDULE AND STOCKING MAP

AGATE LAKE: trout, largemouth bass, black crappie

Fishing for bass and other warmwater fish should be good. Look for these fish around the flooded willow and other structure. Fishing will be best early and late in the day. The reservoir is 85 percent full. The county park is open during daylight hours.

APPLEGATE RESERVOIR: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, trout

Applegate Reservoir has been stocked with legal-size and larger-size rainbow trout. Fishing has been fair for trout. Fishing should be best early or late in the day. Fishing for smallmouth bass and other warmwater species should be good. You can target the smallmouth bass by casting lures along the rocky shorelines.

The Copper boat ramp and the Hart-Tish Park boat ramp and campground are open. Bank fishing can be difficult at Applegate due to the steep shoreline, but the upper end should have some access and there has been recent success by bank anglers at the creek mouths. The surface temperature in the reservoir is 67oF.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

APPLEGATE RIVER: trout

The Applegate River is open to trout fishing. Only hatchery rainbow trout may be retained. All wild rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released.

ARIZONA POND: rainbow trout

Trout fishing has been good. A lot of big fish were caught during the last youth fishing Reel Fish Days last week. Anglers fishing spinners, flies, and bobber and worms all have been doing well. Oregon State Parks manages Arizona Pond for youth fishing ages 17 and under.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

BEN IRVING RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, bass, bluegill, yellow perch, crappie

Ben Irving was stocked recently and should have good fishing for trout. Warmwater fishing should be good with warmer water temperatures. 

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

BLUEBILL LAKE: trout, warmwater species

Bluebill Lake was stocked last month with legal-size hatchery rainbow trout. The lake is also full of yellow perch.

Located in the USFS’ Dunes National Recreation Area, on the north spit near North Bend. There is a campground and trail around the lake, but no boat ramp.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

BRADLEY LAKE: trout, warmwater species

Bradley Lake was stocked last week with 3,000 legal-size trout. Bank anglers are catching trout right from the new dock at the boat ramp while boat anglers are catching trout by trolling a spinner or wedding ring tipped with a worm. 

No bank fishing without permission from land owners, but an ODFW boat ramp allows anyone to fish from a boat. Anglers can also fish from the new dock at the boat ramp. Located about three miles south of Bandon and is one mile west of Hwy 101.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

BURMA POND: rainbow trout, largemouth bass

Burma Pond, located on BLM land east of the town of Wolf Creek, has been stocked with legal-size rainbow trout. Largemouth bass are also available.

BUTTERFIELD LAKE: trout, warmouth, largemouth bass

Butterfield Lake was stocked last month with 3,000 legal-size and 400 larger-size rainbow trout.

Largemouth bass fishing is best in the early mornings and late evenings.

 Anglers are having best success using crankbaits or jigs. 

Located seven miles north of North Bend in Riley Ranch County Park. There is a campground, dune access, and a primitive launch for small float craft.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

CHETCO RIVER: trout

The Chetco opened for trout May 22 through Aug. 31. The daily limit is 2 fish with an 8-inch minimum length. Rainbow trout over 16-inches are considered steelhead.

COOPER CREEK RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, bass, bluegill, coho smolts

Fishing should be good with multiple stockings of trout in 2018. Cooper was also stocked in the last two years with coho salmon juveniles. These are often mistaken for kokanee. Anglers may retain up to 5 as part of their daily trout bag limit. Please remember to release those less than 8-inches. Anglers have reported catching a few coho.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

COOS COUNTY LAKES/PONDS: trout

These lakes and ponds are now listed individually in the alphabetical listing. Spring trout stocking begins around March 1 (see stocking schedule). 

COOS RIVER BASIN: Dungeness crab, bay clams, rockfish, trout

Streams and rivers are open to trout fishing. Trout anglers are having success using small spinners or flies. Anglers can use only artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater. The daily limit for trout in streams is 2 fish per day and they must be 8-inches or longer.

Recreational fishing for bottomfish is open in the ocean along with bays and estuaries. The daily bag limit will be 5 marine fish plus 2 lingcod. There will be no retention of cabezon until July 1. Anglers have reported catching rockfish, greenling and striped surfperch inside Coos Bay near the north jetty and other submerged rock structures. 

Crabbing and clamming updates can now be found in the Crabbing and Clamming section of the Recreation Report.

COQUILLE RIVER BASIN: crab, trout

Streams and rivers are open to trout fishing. Trout anglers are having success using small spinners or flies. Anglers can use only artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, except the use of bait is allowed on the South Fork Coquille up to the Forest Service boundary upstream of Powers. The daily limit for trout in streams is 2 fish per day and they must be 8-inches or longer.

Smallmouth bass have started to bite in the mainstem Coquille River. Smallmouth are hitting on crankbaits, jigs and bait in the mainstem and South Fork Coquille river. There is no size limit or daily bag limit on the number of smallmouth bass you can keep in the Coquille River Basin.

Anglers are reporting good catches of shad on the mainstem Coquille River near the town of Coquille.

Crabbing and clamming updates can now be found in the Crabbing and Clamming section of the Recreation Report.

DIAMOND LAKE: trout

Fishing continues to be incredible at Diamond Lake. Most anglers are taking home limits of fishing averaging 15-inches. Trolling seems to be the most effective technique, but using bait or flies has also been showing positive results.

Make sure to contact Diamond Lake Lodge for up-to-date conditions. Anglers can check fishing and water conditions at Diamond Lake on the Diamond Lake Resort Facebook page, or call 541-793-3333 for updates. Diamond Lake is open year-round. Anglers should also check with the Umpqua National Forest (541-498-2531) for information on seasonal camp and ramp closures.

Diamond Lake has been stocked with tiger trout. These fish are intended to assist in controlling illegally introduced tui chub. Tiger trout are catch-and-release only and need to be released immediately and unharmed if caught.

As part of the 2016 regulation simplification process, Diamond Lake is now back to the Southwest Zone regulation of 5 rainbow trout per day.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

DUTCH HERMAN POND: rainbow trout, largemouth bass

Dutch Herman Pond, located on BLM land east of the town of Wolf Creek, is not being stocked with rainbow trout this year. Extensive weed grown and low oxygen levels rendered the lake unsuitable for trout. Bluegill and other warmwater fish are available.

EEL LAKE: trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie

Eel Lake was stocked this past month with legal-size trout. Bank anglers are having some success catching trout and crappies from the fishing dock. Boat anglers are catching trout while trolling spinners tipped with a worm on the main part of the lake.

Approximately 13 miles north of North Bend off Hwy 101.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

ELK RIVER: trout

Trout fishing opened on May 22. Two trout per day with an 8-inch minimum length. To check river current conditions, call 541-332-0405.

EMIGRANT RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie

Emigrant Reservoir has been stocked with legal-size rainbow trout. With the water getting warm, anglers targeting trout will have to fish deeper or fish early or late in the day.

Fishing for bass and other warmwater fish should be good. Look for these fish in the flooded willows and around other structure. The lake is currently 70 percent full.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

EMPIRE LAKES: trout, warmwater species

Upper Empire Lake was stocked with trout last week. Bank anglers have been catching trout fishing PowerBait near the bottom while anglers in small boats/kayaks are doing very well trolling spinners in the middle of the lakes.

Fishing for bluegills on Lower Empire Lake has been good but most of the fish are small.  Use a small jig tipped with a piece of worm to catch the bluegills. Largemouth bass anglers are having success fishing with topwater lures and swimbaits early in the morning or late in the evening.   

A paved trail encircling the lakes allows easy access bank fishing. Located in the City of Coos Bay’s John Topits Park, near the community college.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

EXPO POND: rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie

Expo Pond has been stocked with rainbow trout. Fishing for bass and other warmwater fish should be good.

Anglers can fish the pond, which is now within a RV Park developed by Jackson County by parking in the lot to the right as you drive in Gate 5 and walking to the pond. A day use fee to park here is $4. An annual parking permit can be purchased from Jackson County Parks Department for $30.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

FISH LAKE: rainbow trout, brook trout, spring Chinook

Fish Lake was stocked recently with 5,000 legal-size rainbow trout. Tiger trout, Chinook salmon, brook trout, and larger rainbow trout also are available. Trout fishing has been good for both bank and boat anglers. Larger tiger trout can be targeted by casting lures or streamer flies around structure, but remember that tiger trout must be immediately released unharmed.

The lake is currently 82 percent full, but clarity is somewhat limited by a plankton bloom. The Forest Service Campground is open, and the Fish Lake Resort—which offers camping, cabins, boat rentals, and a restaurant—is also now open seven days a week. 

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

FLORAS LAKE: rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bass

The lake is best fished by boat. Anglers can launch at an improved boat ramp at Boice Cope County Park. Boat anglers are reminded to clean all aquatic vegetation off their boats and trailers before heading home to help control the spread non-native plants and animals.  The lake can be very windy, so anglers will want to check weather before heading out.  Early mornings or late evenings tend to be the best.  

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

FORD’S POND: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, crappie

This shallow pond supports populations of warmwater fish. Look for bass near the short rocky shoreline near the outlet.

Ford’s Pond (just west of Sutherlin) was purchased by the city of Sutherlin in 2016. The pond is open to the public and has a lot of bank access. Ford’s is restricted to non-motorized boats and does not have a good access point for larger boats.

GALESVILLE RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, bass, coho smolts

Galesville has been stocked several times this year and should have lots of trout from previous stockings. Recent stockings have included “trophy trout” weighing in close to two pounds. In addition to trout, the reservoir was stocked with coho smolts until 2015. Anglers have reported recent catches of coho measuring up to 14-inches. Many people mistakenly think these fish are kokanee. The coho smolts should be adipose fin-clipped, and please remember to release the ones smaller than 8-inches long.

In Galesville Reservoir, all landlocked salmon are considered trout and are part of the five-per-day trout limit, with only one trout over 20-inches long allowed for harvest.

Fishing for bass and other panfish should be decent. Good areas are near dead snags and the boat ramp.

Call 541-837-3302 for information on camping and boat launching conditions as the reservoir is well below normal.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

GARRISON LAKE: rainbow trout

Trout fishing continues to be good. Anglers slow trolling spinners, flies, or wedding ring spinners tipped with a worm all did well. Bank anglers can access the fishery from the 12th street or Pinehurst boat ramps and off Paradise Point Road. Anglers can check the stocking schedule for the weeks the lake is expected to be stocked. The lake can be very windy.  Anglers will want to check the weather before heading out.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

HEMLOCK LAKE & LAKE IN THE WOODS (Douglas County): trout

Hemlock and Lake in the Woods were both stocked recently and should be good for fishing trout this week.

Anglers fishing the high lakes in the Umpqua District are encouraged to e-mail fishing reports. Contact the Forest Service at 541-496-3532 for road conditions and potential road closures. Hemlock and Lake in the Woods received several stockings of trout in 2017. There are opportunities to catch holdover rainbow trout that were stocked in previous years. Remember only trout over 8-inches may be harvested, and only one trout over 20-inches may be kept per day.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule Hemlock Lake & Lake in the Woods.

HOWARD PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: rainbow trout

Howard Prairie has been stocked with legal-size rainbow trout. Trout fishing has been fair, with the best success coming early or late in the day. Boat anglers have been doing well by still fishing with bait, and by trolling spinner/bait combinations. Bank anglers need to find areas with access to deeper water—like between Klum Landing and the dam. With the lake being lower than normal for this time of year, the water is too shallow to provide good fishing at many of the popular bank fishing locations.

Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is improving. The lake is 60 percent full, and all the boat ramps except for Grizzly are open.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

HYATT LAKE: rainbow trout and largemouth bass

Hyatt Lake is stocked with 2,450 rainbow trout. Trout fishing has been fair, and fishing for largemouth bass is picking up. The campgrounds are open; however, do not have water available. The lake is very low (38 percent full) and access may be difficult for large boats.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

ILLINOIS RIVER: trout, steelhead

The Illinois River is open for trout fishing. Since only hatchery trout may be retained, and hatchery trout are not likely to be to be found in the Illinois River at this time of year, fishing will be primarily catch-and-release for the native cutthroat trout.

JOHNSONS MILL POND: trout, warmwater species

Largemouth bass are active with the warm, sunny days and anglers should try fishing weedless jigs, topwater lure, or rubber worms to catch bass. Bank anglers are catching crappies and bluegills fishing a small jig tipped with a worm that is suspended under a bobber.

Two and a half miles south of Coquille off Hwy 42 down Johnson Mill Road.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

LAKE MARIE (Marie Lake): rainbow trout, yellow perch

Lake Marie has been stocked several times this year and recent fishing has been very good. Most anglers use PowerBait or worms to catch trout and yellow perch. The local STEP hatchery released clipped rainbow trout into Lake Marie in the spring of 2017. Anglers fishing the Lake Marie are asked to e-mail Greg.F.Huchko@state.or.us. Especially if they catch adipose fin-clipped fish. This will allow STEP to continue the project.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

LAKE SELMAC (Selmac Lake): trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie

Lake Selmac was recently stocked with legal-size rainbow trout. The lake is pretty warm, so fishing will be best early or late in the day. Fishing for bass and other warmwater species has been good. Anglers are currently catching some very nice-sized bluegill. Lake Selmac has a lot of aquatic vegetation, so anglers will have to adjust their techniques and locations accordingly.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

LEMOLO RESERVOIR: brown trout, rainbow trout, kokanee

Lemolo was stocked recently and anglers report good fishing. Kokanee in Lemolo are considered trout and therefore fall under the daily limit for trout of five per day with only one of those measuring over 20-inches. Contact Lemolo Lake Resort at 541-957-8354 for weather/road conditions and additional information.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

LOON LAKE: rainbow trout, bass, bluegill

Loon Lake plenty of trout from recent stockings. Fishing for crappie, bluegill and bass has been improving with recent warm weather. Slower presentations such as jigging can be a good technique. Visit the BLM and Loon Lake Resort websites for information on opening dates and camping.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

LOST CREEK RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, bass

Lost Creek Reservoir has been stocked with legal-size and larger-size rainbow trout. The lake is getting warm, so anglers targeting trout will need to fish deeper or fish early or late in the day.

Fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass should be good. Anglers can target bass by casting lures around rocky or woody structure or among the flooded willows.

Both the Takelma boat ramp and ramps in Stewart State Park are available. The reservoir surface temperature is 64oF. For the most current Lost Creek Reservoir information, call 1-800-472-2434.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

MEDCO POND: rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill

Trout fishing should be good. Fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill has also been good. Anglers are reminded that Medco Pond is privately owned. Gas engines are not allowed on the pond, and bank access is restricted to the west shore.                                                                                              

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

MILLICOMA POND: trout

There are still plenty of trout at Millicoma Pond for kids to catch. The pond is stocked for kids fishing and anglers are welcome to bring their own fishing gear but gear is available on site if you don’t have any.

Millicoma Pond is located at the Millicoma Interpretive Center on the West Fork Millicoma River. The phone number at the hatchery is (541)266-8444 in case you want to call before driving up to the pond.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

MINGUS PARK POND: trout, warmwater species

Fishing for largemouth bass has been slow. Bass fishing in this shallow pond is best during low light periods of the day.

Located in Mingus Park in the City of Coos Bay.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

PACIFIC OCEAN AND BEACHES: bottomfish, crab, surfperch

From April 1 through September 30 bottomfish anglers will need to fish inside the 30 fathom curve. The daily bag limit will be 5 marine fish plus 2 lingcod. There will be no retention of cabezon until July 1.  Anglers are reporting catching black rockfish feeding near the surface.  This is a great time to catch rockfish on light tackle.

Anglers may also choose to fish the offshore longleader fishery outside of the 40-fathom regulatory line which is open year round. The longleader fishery has a daily bag limit of 10 fish made of yellowtail, widow, canary, redstripe, greenstripe, silvergray, and bocaccio rockfish. No other groundfish are allowed and offshore longleader fishing trips cannot be combined with traditional bottomfish, flatfish or halibut trips. More information about a longleader setup can be found here.

Salmon fishing is open from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain with a limit of two salmon per day and no retention of coho.  The fin-clipped coho season will open on June 30. 

From Humbug Mountain to the OR/CA border, salmon fishing opened May 19 with a limit of two salmon per day but no retention of coho. 

For the Central Coast Subarea, the All-Depth Halibut fishery will be open on June 19-21 if enough quota is available.  As of June 3 there is still 68 percent of the quota remaining. The Nearshore halibut season is open seven days a week.

For the Southern Oregon Subarea, halibut is open 7 days a week through Oct. 31 or attaining the quota of 8,982 lbs. As of June 3 there is 92 percent of the quota remaining.

Surfperch fishing has been good when the ocean swells have been small. The best fishing has been on the beaches near the estuaries. Pink fin perch fishing has been good in the Umpqua estuary. Anglers are having the best luck fishing the beaches with sand shrimp or Berkley Gulp sand worms. Anglers need to be careful of rough ocean conditions and sneaker waves. 

Crabbing and clamming updates can now be found in the Crabbing and Clamming section of the Recreation Report.

PISTOL RIVER: trou

Fishing for trout reopens on May 22. Anglers are allowed to keep 2 per day; 8-inch minimum length.  

PLAT I RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, bass

Plat I was stocked recently and should have plenty of trout from other stockings. In addition to trout fishing, the lake also has good bass fishing. Where access is available, anglers may have success catching trout and bass with bait such as PowerBait and nightcrawlers.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

POWERS POND: trout, warmwater species

Powers Pond was stocked this past month with legal-size trout. Anglers are reporting good catches of trout using PowerBait. Anglers are also catching largemouth bass, crappies and bluegills. 

A great place for kids with fishing, swimming and lots of creature comforts.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

REINHART PARK POND: trout, largemouth bass, bluegill

Fishing for warmwater species has been good. Suspending a worm below a bobber is a very effect technique here.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

ROGUE RIVER

Rogue River, lower: steelhead, Chinook

Spring chinook fishing has been good for boat anglers. Early morning or late evenings have been the best. Water temperatures dropped a bit over the weekend and the springer bite has potential to turn on.

Very few anglers are targeting early summer steelhead. Lower flows are ideal fishing conditions for anglers swinging flies or tossing spinners.   

Rogue River, middle: spring Chinook, steelhead, trout

Fishing has been fair for spring Chinook salmon, and early summer steelhead. Back-bouncing bait and back-trolling plugs have been effective for boat anglers. Bank anglers can do well by drifting bait. Anglers are now able to retain both hatchery and wild Chinook salmon in the river downstream of the Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp. Wild steelhead must still be released.

The Rogue River is open for trout fishing. Only hatchery rainbow trout may be retained. All wild rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released.

As of Monday following the weekend rain, the flow in Grants Pass was 2,710 cfs, the water temperature was 60oF, and the clarity was 3 NTUs. For those interested in checking conditions before getting on the river, the City of Grants Pass Water Division’s website offers information on river conditions at Grants Pass as well as a link to a river camera.

Rogue River, upper: spring Chinook, steelhead, trout

Fishing for spring Chinook is good as more fish have moved into the upper Rogue River. Fishing for steelhead has been fair for a mix of late winter steelhead and a few early summer steelhead. Anglers are reminded that wild steelhead and salmon must be immediately released.

Updated fish counts at Cole Rivers Hatchery can be viewed here.

The Rogue River is open for trout fishing. A few salmonflies are still around to entice hungry trout. Only hatchery rainbow trout may be retained. All wild rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released.

The river discharge from Lost Creek Reservoir was 2,400 cfs and 51oF.  For the most current releases of water out of Lost Creek Reservoir, call 1-800-472-2434.

Rogue River, above Lost Creek Reservoir: trout

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking legal-size rainbow trout each week at most of the campgrounds and popular access sites along Highways 62 and 230. In addition to the stocked trout, the river and its tributaries also support naturally produced rainbow, cutthroat, brook, and brown trout. 

SAUNDERS LAKE: trout, warmwater species

Saunders Lake was stocked this past month with legal-size rainbow trout. Anglers are having success catching trout using PowerBait or flies.

Located seven miles north of North Bend. Public access is available at the south end of the lake where there is a county park and boat ramp.

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

SMITH RIVER, Umpqua: trout

Steelhead fishing is closed on Smith River from May 1 through Nov. 30.

Striped bass fishing usually picks up in the spring, but they can be hard to find.

Trout fishing in the mainstem and tributaries opened May 22. Retention of trout is allowed in some locations and not others. Consult the fishing regulations before heading out.

SODA SPRINGS RESERVOIR: closed

Soda Springs remains CLOSED. The reservoir is closed to evaluate its use by salmon and steelhead.

SPALDING POND: rainbow trout

Spalding Pond is stocked with rainbow trout, so fishing should be good.

SRU LAKE: trout

Due to trees in the road blocking the stocking truck, Sru Lake was not stocked this spring with legal-size rainbow trout.      

Located on the US Forest Service’s Powers Ranger District, nearly 20 miles south of Powers.  

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

TENMILE CREEK: trout, steelhead

Streams and rivers opened to trout fishing on May 22. Anglers can use only artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater. The daily limit for trout in streams is 2 fish per day and they must be 8-inches or longer.

TENMILE LAKES: trout, warmwater species, largemouth bass

Legal-size rainbow trout were stocked in Tenmile Lakes last week. Trout anglers trolling spinners and wedding rings in the main part of the lake are catching lots of trout, some over 20-inches. As water temperatures warm, trout fishing will be best in the early mornings. Trout fishing is open all year in Tenmile Lakes.

Fishing for largemouth bass is picking up with the warm, sunny days. Water temperatures are in the mid-60s and bass will become very active in shallow water near weed lines and submerged logs.

Located ten miles north of North Bend alongside Highway 101, at the town of Lakeside.  County Park with camping, boat ramp and a fishing dock. 

Check the 2018 stocking schedule.

TOKETEE LAKE: brown trout, rainbow trout

Fishing is open in Toketee year-round, but should be better with the warmer temperatures. For more information call the U.S. Forest Service at 541-498-2531.

UMPQUA HIGH LAKES AND FOREBAYS: trout

Contact the Forest Service at 541-496-3532 for road conditions as lakes may be difficult to access. Clearwater Forebay 2 was recently stocked. This lake can be great fishing for families and is just up the hill from Toketee Ranger Station.

Lakes typically accessible from hiking trails and that were stocked in the last couple years are: Calamut, Connie, Bullpup, Fuller, Cliff, Buckeye, Maidu, Pitt and Skookum lakes.

Red Top Pond, which offers excellent bank fishing opportunities, has been stocked recently as well as times in 2017. In addition, there should be plenty of holdover legal-size trout from previous stockings in these waterbodies. Anglers fishing the high lakes in the Umpqua District are encouraged to e-mail fishing reports.

UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM UMPQUA RIVER, MAINSTEM: shad, smallmouth bass, trout

Spring Chinook fishing has all but stopped for the season.

Anglers are reporting good shad fishing mostly down around Sawyers Rapid.

Smallmouth bass fishing should be good throughout the main.

Trout fishing in the mainstem Umpqua opened May 22 and is catch-and-release only. Retention of trout is allow in the tributaries, which also opened May 22.

UMPQUA RIVER, NORTH: spring Chinook, trout, summer steelhead

Chinook fishing is slow. Summer steelhead should be around, but catching has been slow.

Check with the US Forest Service regarding potential trail closures on the North Umpqua. Most access points are open, but some trails remain closed after last summer’s fire.

The North Umpqua and its tributaries reopened for trout May 22.

Note that from Oct. 1 through June 30 fishing in the fly water area is restricted to the use of a single, barbless artificial fly.

UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH: trout, bass

The South Umpqua and Cow Creek opened to trout fishing May 22. Catch-and-release only.

Bass fishing should be good throughout

WILLOW LAKE: rainbow trout, largemouth bass, black crappie, brown bullhead

Willow Lake has been stocked with legal-size and larger-size rainbow trout, so trout fishing should still be good. Fishing for bass and other warmwater species should also be good. The boat ramp and campground are open. Jackson County also has cabins available. The lake is 99 percent full.

WINCHESTER BAY:  bottomfish, perch

Fishing in the Triangle and South jetty has been successful.

WINCHUCK RIVER: trout

Trout fishing reopened May 22. Anglers can keep 2 fish per day; 8-inch minimum length.