Medford, OR – According to the statement, anglers who reportedly catch a steelhead or salmon should safely release it as this area is closed to salmon and steelhead fishing under permanent regulations.
Officials also said that anglers should take care not to fish over spawning fish.
Fall Chinook and coho typically spawn in late October and November, while summer steelhead will spawn in April and May.
Salmon and steelhead haven’t spawned in McKay Creek for nearly 30 years.
But an experimental study is allowing salmon and steelhead access to the lower six miles of McKay Creek below McKay Creek Reservoir Dam.