Trask River Fishing Report

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Trask will be on the rise on Thursday, according to predictions, but should be on the drop after that and be fishable through the week. There are steelhead throughout the fishery.

The Trask is a mostly catch-and-release river for winter steelhead, as there are no hatchery releases, although it does get the occasional stray. There are wild steelhead (catch-and-release only) throughout the system. All wild steelhead must be released unharmed. Avoiding long fights and handling will reduce stress on released fish.

The forks might get a little low by the weekend but should be fishable throughout the week. There are wild steelhead (catch-and-release only) throughout the open areas.

The North Fork Trask is open to steelhead fishing from the mouth to Bark Shanty Creek until March 31, 2023. It is closed to all fishing upstream of Bark Shanty Creek until Mary 22, 2023.

The South Fork Trask is open to steelhead fishing from the mouth to Edwards Creek until March 31, 2023. It is closed to all fishing upstream of Edwards Creek until May 22, 2023.

Notes: the log just below the Cedar Creek boat slide has been cutting making the float a little easier. Tillamook County Roads Dept. is making repairs to a culvert near the Dam Hole today and should be finished by the weekend.

Cutthroat trout fishing in streams will reopen May 22, 2023.

Trask river levels and predictions are available here.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
ODFW Recreation Report
Grande Ronde River: Anglers have been catching steelhead on the Grande Ronde River
Hat Rock Pond: Hat Rock Pond will be stocked during the week of March 20
McNary Channel Ponds: Kids’ fishing derby is planned on Saturday, March 26
Umatilla River: To date there have been 1,595 steelhead counted at Three Mile Falls Dam
Wallowa Lake : Boat anglers have been out recently and have reported catching both kokanee and lake trout
Wallowa River: Steelhead fishing has been quite good on the Wallowa River
Haystack Reservoir: The reservoir is currently 63 percent full
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir is slowly filling but still very low at 15 percent full
Rock Creek Reservoir: Rock Creek Reservoir is scheduled to be stocked this week
Blue River Reservoir: The reservoir level is extremely low
Fall Creek Reservoir: Has not been stocked due to extremely low reservoir levels
Foster Reservoir: The reservoir is slowly being refilled for the summer and has come up a few feet over the last week or so
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running around 2,800 cfs at the gauge in Mehama
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 2,000 cfs at the Waterloo gauge as of March 21
Willamette River: River visibility was poor last week and not much effort
Alsea River: This fishery has been fair to good over the last week
Kilchis River: The Kilchis still fishable but will be getting low by the weekend
Miami River: The Miami is getting back on the low side but is still fishable
Necanicum River: Will be getting back on the low side this week but is still fishable
Nehalem River: The lower Nehalem is still high but has good color
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork is a little low, but still fishable and should be through the week
Salmon River: The river is low and clear and fishing pressure has been consistent
Siuslaw River: The colder temps have made the Siuslaw challenging but conditions have remained fair

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