ODFW Recreation Report

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Find duck harvest numbers

If you're wondering how duck hunting has been at ODFW wildlife areas, check the recent harvest statistics on MyODFW.com.‌

Western streams closed to trout Oct. 31

Most rivers and streams in the NW, SW, Central and Willamette zones – along with several other popular fisheries -- closed to trout fishing on Oct. 31. ‌

CWD check stations, other ways to get your animal tested

As elk seasons continue, ODFW will be monitoring hunter harvested elk for CWD – a fatal, highly infectious disease. What can hunters do to help combat CWD?‌

  • Get your animal tested – at a roadside test station, ODFW office or participating meat processor and taxidermist.
  • Education yourself, and others, about CWD, the risks to Oregon's wildlife, and other ways you can help.

Find out more about CWD, check station locations and the ways to have your animal tested.‌

Veterans Day Nov. 11 – Thank you for your service!

From license discounts to additional controlled hunt tags, ODFW wants to make sure our uniformed service members are given the opportunity to participate in the outdoor recreation Oregon has to offer. Learn more about the opportunities.

Eastside rivers open to steelhead through April 30

There are enough returning fish that the John Day, Deschutes, Snake, Grande Ronde, Imnaha and Wallowa rivers will remain open to steelhead fishing through April 30, 2024, per permanent regulations.‌

Rogue-South Coast Steelhead Validation and Harvest Tag go on sale Nov. 1

All winter steelhead anglers in the Rogue Basin and on the south coast will need a Rogue-South Coast Steelhead Validation from Dec. 1 to April 30. In addition, anglers will need a new harvest tag to keep wild winter steelhead in this area.‌

The new validations will provide more accurate harvest information and close annual harvest loopholes on certain daily licenses. Learn more about this new validation and harvest tag.‌

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Friday, November 3rd, 2023
ODFW Recreation Report
Razor clamming closed from Cape Blanco to the California border

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

Sixes River: Sixes River low flow angling closure lifts Nov. 1
Grande Ronde River: Steelhead anglers have been successful
Morgan Lake: Morgan Lake Update
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake has been stocked with trout this year
Wallowa River: This fall, anglers have had success catching trout and whitefish in the Wallowa River
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie closed for the season Nov. 1
Deschutes River: Anglers have been reporting good trout fishing lately
Metolius River: The Metolius River continues to fish well Nymphing with stonefly, mayfly or caddisfly nymphs
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is 31 percent full
Odell Lake: Closed for the season Nov. 1
Wickiup Reservoir: Wickiup Reservoir closed for the season Nov. 1
Clackamas River: Fishing for salmon and steelhead has slowed down significantly
Dexter Reservoir: Was last stocked in early October with 2,500 rainbow trout
Gold Lake: Gold Lake fishing is closed for the season
Green Peter Reservoir: The reservoir is effectively off-limits to fishing through at least the end of December
Quartzville Creek: The rains have abated, and the water level has dropped down to around 90 cfs
Sandy River: Fishing for salmon and steelhead has slowed down significantly
Santiam River ( North Fork) : The river is currently running at around 2,000 cfs at the gauge in Mehama
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 2,950 cfs at the Waterloo gaug
Kilchis River: The Kilchis will probably blow out this week along with the rest of the North Coast rivers
Miami Lake: The Miami will probably blow out this week along with the rest of the North Coast Rivers
Necanicum River: The Necanicum may blow out at some point this week
Siletz River: The Siletz has remained strong moving into the fall season!‌
Siuslaw River: Fall Chinook has started to pick up the last few weeks on the Siuslaw river!
Trask River: The Trask is predicted to rise quickly this week with the heavy rains
Wilson River: The Wilson is predicted to rise quickly this week with the heavy rains
Yaquina River: Fall Chinook is open on the Yaquina
Chetco River: Rain this week will most likely blow the river out
Elk River: Rains this week will most likely blow the river out
Rogue River- Lower: Slow rain this week will blow the river out
Sixes River: The low flow angling closure was lifted
Chewaucan River: Colder weather has started to take its toll on the river
Dead Horse Lake: Fishing reports have been good recently
Fourmile Lake: A few lake trout are also showing up in the catch
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
Upper Klamath Lake: Hagelstein Park above Highway 97 is now closed
Klamath River - Middle: Klamath River Report
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of The Woods