Although the salmon fishing has been very good on the lower Umpqua River so far this season, there are many other angling opportunities available on the river. Smallmouth bass fishing, while dropping off somewhat for fish numbers, is producing many more good-sized bass – especially in the late afternoons. Striped bass angling in the tidewater sections of the Umpqua and the Smith rivers typically picks up somewhat in the fall.
The Umpqua River Angler, available on this website, covers the Umpqua River in great detail from its source to the Pacific Ocean including its tributaries and lakes and ponds that feed into the Umpqua River system. Great pains were also taken to mention as many fish species inhabiting the Umpqua system as possible.
Available for $ 8.95 plus $2.00 shipping and handling from the book section at peteheley.com or save the shipping and purchase it directly from the Stockade Market in Winchester Bay and save the shipping charges.