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Fourth Of July Fishing Picks For Oregon Anglers

THE FOLLOWING IS THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE’S RECENTLY REINSTATED WEEKLY RECREATION REPORT

Best bets for holiday fishing

  • Coast cutthroat trout can be found in almost all rivers and streams along the coast. The Trask River historically has had the best numbers of fish. The Kilchis has the best bank access.
CRABBING HAS BEEN A LITTLE SLOW OFF NEWPORT’S PUBLIC FISHING PIER, AT LEAST FOR DUNGENESS, BUT THE LONG FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND WILL BRING CLAMMERS SOME OF THE LOWEST TIDES SINCE EARLY JUNE. CLAMMING IS STILL CLOSED FOR NONRESIDENTS. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)
  • Summer steelhead are available in the Nestucca and Wilson rivers.
  • Bass fishing has been good just about anywhere in the Umpqua Basin recently. Anglers should consider places like Ford’s Pond and Cooper Creek Reservoir.
  • Bass fishing at Lost Creek Lake also can be very good this time of year.
  • Places like Henry Hagg Lake, Detroit Reservoir and Foster Lake continue to boast good trout fishing because they have deeper, cooler waters for trout to retreat to during the warmer parts of the day.
  • This is a great time of year to fish the high elevation, hike-in lakes. The fishing stays good throughout the summer. Learn more about this fishery.
  • Anglers have been enjoying some very good trout fishing on several eastside lakes and reservoirs, including Yellowjacket, Delintment, Malheur, Anthony, Balm Creek and Fourmile.
  • If ocean conditions permit, the ocean salmon season is open along much of the coast.





You’ll find more of the best fishing opportunities listed at the top of each zone in the Recreation Report.