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Umpqua River, North Fork

Saturday, August 29, 5:13 a.m. PDT

Current River Levels

For 7-day, 30-day, and one-year graphs, click bold type below.





Clearwater River / abv Trap Ck

7 30 year

4.62 / 84

4 am

Clearwater River / blw Mowich Ck

7 30 year

4.69 / 46

4 am

Fish Ck / abv Slipper Ck

7 30 year

4.40 / 29

5 am

Steamboat Creek / nr Glide

7 30 year

0.12 / 29

4 am

Little River / near Peel

7 30 year

2.34 / 13

4 am

N Umpqua / abv White Mule Ck

7 30 year

1.51 / 87

4 am

N Umpqua / blw Warm Springs Ck

7 30 year

5.24 / 85

4 am

N Umpqua / at Tokatee Falls

7 30 year

3.34 / 89

5 am

N Umpqua / blw Slide Ck

7 30 year

2.60 / 265

4 am

N Umpqua / blw Soda Springs Res

7 30 year

2.56 / 320

4 am

N. Umpqua / Copeland

7 30 year

4.71 / 699

1 am

N. Umpqua / Wright Creek

7 30 year

2.36 / -100000000

3 am

N. Umpqua / Winchester

7 30 year

1.74 / 723

4 am


Click bold type for weather from NOAA, Accuweather, or The Weather Channel






What to Expect in August

How to use this section.

Summer steelhead will be in the river and throughout the fly water, with the numbers dependent on the strength of the run; check the Fish Counts page for recent reports, although the Winchester Dam counts are always slow to be published.

Heat is a big factor this month: it often gets over 100 degrees in the Umpqua canyon in August. To beat the heat, start fishing at the crack of dawn (on the river, starting to cast, when you can barely see; watch your step, though). Hit 4-5 runs quickly before it gets hot and the fish get sulky. To avoid crowds, fish Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday; that way you miss the people coming for three-day weekends. The anglers who are getting two fish a day are the ones who are there early. The anglers who are getting one fish a week are the ones who start fishing at 10:00 a.m. and quit at dinner time.

During the heat of the day, take a siesta or put on your Polaroids and prowl the banks looking for steelhead you can cast to in the evening.

For more on August tactics and flies, see the Rivers in General forecast

Other Fisheries

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Other Info Sources

Phone or click on links

The Ashland Fly Shop 541-488-6454
Online report

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop 541-342-7005

Feature Articles

Dry Fly Steelheading on the North Umpqua

Fishing the North Umpqua with Frank Moore

Fishing the North Umpqua with Frank Moore

Interview: Frank Moore on the North Umpqua

Recent News Articles

Wild Chinook Harvest Limited on Nehalem. June 26, 2015

Emergency Restrictions on Umpqua River. June 26, 2015

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