North Umpqua River near Roseburg, Oregon
How many of you like catching lots of steelheads? Well, if you do you owe it to yourself to fish the north fork of the Umpqua River sometime. Why? Because it hosts the best steelhead run in all of the lower US. There are two main runs of fish; the summer run from June through October when the fishing pressure is at the highest and the winter run from January through March when the fishing pressure is lowest and the fish are the biggest (I recommend this one if you can stand a little snow and cold). If you want to catch fish here the rest of the year browns, brookies, and mountain whitefish that make the river home year round. If you want to catch lots of fish here I recommend you use long, light tippets with small, size #10 to #20 fly attached to the end. Short precise casts work much better than big, long looped works of art. The best way to fish the river is to wade but you will want studded wader s and a wading stick because the current is fast. Because the current is fast and there is a lack of structure that blocks the current the best place to cast is the edge of the current near the shore. Most people walk out to the middle of the river and cast to the bank. Because this is a wild trout stream and there are runs of salmon and bull trout there are lots of special regulations you have to follow. Checking to see what they are before you go can save you from a heap of trouble. Good luck fishing!
North Umpqua River Fishing near Roseburg, Oregon
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 43.268169 -123.445915
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Description for North Umpqua River, Douglas County, Oregon
North Umpqua River is a stream located just 6.3 miles from Roseburg, in Douglas County, in the state of Oregon, United States, near Riversdale, OR. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including brown trout, steelhead trout, rainbow trout and brook trout here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to North Umpqua River.
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