The Umpqua River, approximately 111 miles long rises in the high Cascade Mountains and is formed by the confluence of the North Umpqua and the South Umpqua Rivers to form the Main Umpqua northwest of Roseburg, Oregon.
The combined river flows northwesterly through the Coast Range. The Umpqua is named for the ancestors of the Umpqua, Southern Molalla, Yoncalla and Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe Indians who lived here before Mt. Mazama erupted forming Crater Lake. Our guides fish, the South Umpqua near Canyonville, Oregon 25 miles south of Roseburg and about 45 miles north of Grants Pass. Guides and guests like to fish the Umpqua because of its successful hatchery program and the large steelhead the Umpqua tends to produce.
Peak of the Season
Our guides fish the Umpqua River for winter steelhead January through March. Winter can make fishing conditions challenging, but generally the months highlighted below are the peak of the season. Peak of the season often translates to more steelhead caught, but also more anglers and boats on the river. After the peak times are still great times to catch fish, but also offer a quieter Umpqua river fishing experience. We hope this helps you plan the trip that's right for you.
The Umpqua has some of the best winter steelhead fishing in Southern Oregon.