Flows have been steadily dropping on the Wallowa River

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Flows have been steadily dropping on the Wallowa River and trout fishing has been good at times. Some of the best fishing of the season will occur between now and the end of July. Good hatches of stoneflies and mayflies have occurred including recent hatches of golden stoneflies. Anglers are reminded that bull trout may be encountered in the Wallowa River and must be released unharmed.

The Wallowa River opened for hatchery spring Chinook fishing on June 25 from the lower fence of Minam State Park upstream to the confluence with the Lostine River. The daily limit is two adult hatchery Chinook salmon and five jack hatchery Chinook salmon. The fishery will be open through July 24. However, the fishery may close early so anglers are encouraged to regularly check for regulation updates. For full details of the 2022 spring Chinook fishing season on the Wallowa River visit the myodfw website or call the Enterprise field office at (541) 426-3279.

Chinook salmon fishing effort has been light on the Wallowa River. However, salmon should be available throughout open section of the river.

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