It’s high Chinook Salmon fishing season on the Umpqua River. May and June are the best spring fishing months for these silvery, yummy salmon. From Elkton to the coast, the salmon are running.
Here are the catch regulations: Anglers can harvest 2 wild spring Chinook per day and up to 5 wild springers from Feb. 1 to July 31. From Aug. 1 to Dec. 31, you can harvest 2 wild Chinook per day, and in combination with the other salmon/steelhead recorded on your salmon tag, up to 20 fish total. Fin-clipped hatchery fish can be recorded on a separate hatchery harvest tag. There is no limit on the number of hatchery tags that can be purchased but daily limits still apply.
Drift boat fishing is a common way to catch spring salmon and many boats dot the river during salmon season. Coast wide, Spring Chinook numbers have improved significantly since 2010. That means there are lots of them out there for you to catch!
At Umpqua River Haven we have space available for those looking to fish and we are very close to bank fishing as well as a boat launch ramp. Come stay with us and try your luck for some easy fishing. There’s no better eating than fresh-caught Spring Chinook Salmon from the Umpqua River. Mention you read our blog and receive a $5.00 per night discount in the RV Park here at Umpqua River Haven.