Conditions Are Extremely Clear
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Conditions are extremely clear and under 1000 cfs through Thursday. This can actually be good conditions as fish will be more congregated in the deeper slots. Last weekend, success rates were pretty low in speaking with anglers. The river is forecast to bump up on Friday.
Wild steelhead may be harvested if they are over 24 inches long and caught between Klondike Creek and Fall Creek, or from 400 feet above Illinois Falls to Pomeroy Dam. Only 1 may be kept per day and 3 per calendar year, zone-wide. Additionally, it’s illegal to fish 200 feet below the fishway at Pomeroy Dam. The river and tributaries above Pomeroy are always closed to fishing.
There is good public bank access along 8 Dollar Rd. just north of Kerby, and Illinois River Rd. outside of Selma, all the way downstream to Miami Bar. Most anglers fish along the road, or choose to hike in at various trailheads along the river.
Check the USGS Kerby guage which provides up to date river flow information. Flows about 2500-1000 are pretty ideal conditions especially with a dropping river.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, March 4th
Ben Irving Reservoir: With Warming Weather Fish Will Start to Be More Active
Chetco River: Clear & Low Water Conditions This Week
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Warmer Weather Might Have The Fish on The Bite
Diamond Lake: There Have Been Some Anglers Catching Some Nice Trout
Elk River: Anglers Are Doing Pretty Good on Steelhead
Galesville Reservoir: Reservoir is On The Rise
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