Umpqua River Pinkfin Run Definitely Not Over

The famed Umpqua River run of redtailed surfperch, while winding down, is still producing boat limits of perch for some of the few anglers still fishing for them above Winchester Bay – and some of them are whoppers. On Friday, July 11th, Billy and Bob Eaton, along with a couple of friends caught 60 perch – includind some weighing close to three pounds.

I, reasonably came to the conclusion that their catch was the “last

7/11/14  four of use fishing 60 fish 2 hours dock to dock Umpqua river sand shrimp. monster size fish

7/11/14 four of use fishing 60 fish 2 hours dock to dock Umpqua river sand shrimp. monster size fish

hurrah” of this year’s run.

However, Curly Dodge along with a few friends and relatives landed boat limits of perch near Marker 12 on consecutive days over last weekend – although the perch were initially hard to find on Sunday.

Curly did mention that the baby unborn perch were still quite small and thought there would still be perch in the Umpqua River above Winchester Bay into August.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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