The North entrance to Crater Lake National Park is only a few miles from Diamond Lake, the headwaters of the Umpqua River. Located at about 5000 foot elevation on Oregon Highway 138 Diamond Lake offers the states beat trout fishing in spring and summer months and snow sports in the winter months. Nestled between the Cascade Mountains of Mount Bailey at 8,700 foot and Mount Thielsen at 9,185 foot.
The Lower Umpqua River Spring Chinook run is high quality with fishing best just above tidewater below Elkton Oregon. The Umpqua River has high quality Chinook Salmon in the spring months coupled together with beautiful river scenery and the legendary Umpqua River history.
The North Umpqua River Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing
July through November
It is said that the North Umpqua is a fly fishing graduate school. The North Umpqua is a tough place to get good grades. The North Umpqua has the most beautiful scenery and Fly Fishing waters fishing in the nation. Steeped in fly fishing history, home to Zane Grey, if only the pools and riffles could talk. The North Umpqua Highway follows the stream up into the Cascades from Roseburg to Glide, then on to Steamboat, the heart of the North Umpqua Fly Fishing waters. Across the river on the south side the old Cornel Mott trail will give access for Fly Fishing the south side of the river for about 5 miles. A good place to start a Oregon Fly Fishing trip on the North Umpqua is with one of our member Oregon Fly Fishing Guides with local Oregon fly fishing knowledge.
South Umpqua River Winter Steelhead
One of the best Oregon fishing rivers for Winter Steelhead with a robust hatchery Winter Steelhead program. Best time frame February and March. Located near Canyonville, Oregon on I-5.
The main Umpqua River is one of Oregon’s top Small Mouth Bass and Shad fisheries. The prime area is located below I-5 to below Elkton, Oregon on Hwy 58 to the coast. Best time frame is June thru August. Great family fishing trips with lots of action so it hold little and big kids interest.
Umpqua also has a great Fall Chinook fishery.
The Umpqua River runs between Winchester Bay and Reedsport on the Southern Oregon Coast upstream through Scottsburg and Elkton and on to Roseburg at I- 5. The area between I-5 and the South Umpqua River confluence with the North Umpqua River is a great area for Umpqua River King Salmon fishing.
The tidal area of the Lower Umpqua River is also a great Fall Chinook and Coho / Sliver Salmon Fishery. Best time frames for Umpqua River Fall Salmon fishing is late August – Sept. & October