Umpqua River Pinkfin Run Heats Up

Umpqua River Pinkfin Bite Heats Up

After “coasting for more than a week, the Umpqua upriver redtailed surfperch bite heated up in a major way Saturday morning. Al Kettle watched for two hours in the mid-morning as boats were hauling out of the Umpqua River at the East Basin Boat Ramp. He reported that during that time, virtually every boat leaving the river had boat limits of redtailed surfperch or “pinkfins”.

The run should last several more weeks and fishing success should be much improved now that many more perch seem to be in the river.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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