Fishing is Fair For Redband Trout With and Occasional Brown Trout

Sprague River - Chiloquin, OR (Klamath County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-9-2021
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Fishing is fair for redband trout with an occasional brown trout, as flows are low. Numerous hatches are occurring on the river, including caddisflies and mayflies. Suckers are also spawning in the river, please do not disturb. Sucker egg patterns can work well. Most fish in the Sprague currently are small so small spinners and spoons work well. Redband trout from 6-18 inches dominate the catch. There is ample public property on the Sprague River to fish.

Also, all radio tagged redband trout must be released unharmed. Redband trout will have what looks to be fishing line coming from the abdomen. These fish will be 6-18 inches in length.

Yellow perch fishing can be good in the S’Ocholis Canyon area above Saddle Mountain Pit-Road Bridge and above the town of Sprague River. A few bass occur in the backwater areas of the river as well.

Regulations have changed. Only one redband/rainbow trout can be kept with a 15-inch minimum length. This change is due to record low spawning escapement for trophy redband trout throughout the Klamath Basin. ODFW also encourages the use of single barbless hooks in this fishery, not removing fish from the water and catch-and-release rubber nets.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 9th

Coast Fork Willamette River: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Junction City Pond: There Will Be Construction Work on the Junction City Pond Parking Lot Between June 16 and June 18
Leaburg Lake: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 800 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
McKenzie River: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size Trout
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Anglers Report Fair Fishing With Catch Rates Picking Up over The Last Couple Weeks
Davis Lake: Water Is Low and It May Be Difficult to Launch a Bigger Boat
Deschutes River: Anglers Report Fair Fishing in The Mornings and Evenings
Fall River: The River Will Be Stocked Again With Rainbow Trout This Week
Hosmer Lake: Anglers Report Good Fishing
Odell Lake: Anglers Report Fair Fishing For Kokanee and Good Fishing For Lake Trout
Paulina Lake: Anglers Report Good Fishing For Kokanee and Brown Trout
Three Creek Lake: Anglers Report Good Fishing
Wickiup Reservoir: Five Kokanee Per Day in Addition to Daily Trout Limit
McNary Channel Ponds: About 2,000 Legal and 100 Trophy Trout Will Be Stocked This Week
Umatilla River: Steelhead Fishing Is Closed and Will Not Open Until Sept. 1
Willow Creek Reservoir: There Will Be 750 Trophy Trout Stocked This Week
Kilchis River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Miami River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Nehalem River: Not Much Going on This Time of Year on The Nehalem
Siletz River: A Few Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook are Starting To Show up
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing on Tillamook Bay Remained on the Slow Side of Fair This Past Week
Trask River: The Trask Continued to Be Fair For Spring Chinook
Wilson River: Fishing on The Wilson Remains Slow
Agate Lake: Agate Lake Is At 72 Percent Capacity
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Really Picked Up in The Last Few Weeks
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Has Been Fishing Very Good
Rogue River- Upper: The Hatchery Hole is Closed to All Fishing Through July 31
Beulah Reservoir: Fishing Has Been Good For Rainbow Trout
Campbell Reservoir: The Reservoir is Partly on BLM Property and Remains Open
Upper Klamath Lake: Water Clarity Continues to Improve and the Algae Bloom Continues to be Very Light
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of The Woods Was Heavily Stocked With Trophy and Legal Rainbow Trout
Miller Lake: Miller Lake is Accessible
Owyhee Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Been Good Recently
Owyhee River: There Are Still Plenty of Large Brown and Rainbow Trout Available

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