New salmon, steelhead, sturgeon endorsement
Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 anglers fishing for salmon, steelhead or sturgeon in the Columbia River and its tributaries will be required to have a Columbia River Basin endorsement.
See a map of the Basin and get more information.
Send us your fishing report
We’d love to hear about your recent fishing experience. Send us your own fishing report through ODFW Fishing Reports -- the information will be forwarded to the local biologist who may use it to update various ODFW resources such as the Weekly Recreation Report.
BROWNLEE RESERVOIR: crappie, bass, perch, catfish, bluegill, trout
Fishing for bass is winding down and fishing for channel catfish is slow.
Call the Idaho Power Company’s recording at 1-800-422-3143 to get information on access at recreational sites.
Reservoir level information
OXBOW RESERVOIR: trout, crappie, bass, catfish
Trout fishing is very good at tributary mouths, particularly Wildhorse Creek. Fishing is winding down for bass and fishing for channel catfish is slow.
Release of approximately 200 steelhead into Hells Canyon Reservoir is planned for the week of Nov. 18. Trout fishing is very good at tributary mouths, particularly Pine Creek. Fishing is winding down for bass and fishing for channel catfish is slow.
-Photo by Patti Abbot-
SNAKE RIVER below HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR: steelhead, Trout
Steelhead are currently available in the Snake River from the boarder with Washington to Hells Canyon Dam. Bank access is available from the Oregon side at the dam, at doug bar, and some anglers will walk down the Imnaha River trail. Most anglers will however access the canyon via jet boat launched at Heller Bar or Hells Canyon Dam.
Get updated information on flow levels.
SNAKE RIVER (above Brownlee Reservoir): channel catfish, flathead catfish, smallmouth bass
Catfish and bass fishing on the Snake River is slow. Flows at the Nyssa gauge decreased this week to 7,500 (Feb. 24). Flows at the Weiser gauge were 9,840 cfs. Over the last week water temperatures ranged from 34 to 39˚F at the Weiser gauge and 42° to 47°F at Nyssa. Be cautious of debris in the river.