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Umpqua River, North Fork

Thursday, August 28, 1:51 a.m. PDT

Current River Levels

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





Steamboat Ck at Steamboat

7 30 year

0.23 / 38

12 am

Little River near Peel

7 30 year

2.13 / 9.40

12 am

N. Umpqua at Copland

7 30 year

4.94 / 770

10 pm Yest.

N. Umpqua at Wright Creek

7 30 year

2.68 / -100000000

11 pm Yest.

N. Umpqua at Winchester

7 30 year

1.87 / 846

12 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

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Other Info Sources

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The Ashland Fly Shop 541-488-6454
Online report

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop 541-342-7005

Guides and Services

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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

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