Applegate River Fishing Report

Applegate River - Applegate, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Applegate is low so anglers must use stealth as fish are likely holding in the many deep pools. However, rain this week should bring river levels up and fish should be moving by this weekend. Fishing has been best from Murphy downstream but fish have been caught upstream of Murphy. Cleos, pink rubber worms and fly-fishing all work well on the Applegate.

A lot of the fish being caught are wild fish and must be released unharmed. Only hatchery steelhead may be retained. See 2018 sport fishing regulations for more information.