Oregon’s North Umpqua:

A Legendary Stretch of Water

The North Umpqua River, located near the town of Roseburg in southern Oregon, is one the most revered steelhead streams in North America. For several generations, loyal believers have tested their skills on this most challenging of streams. The stream flows through basalt bedrock, which provides unequaled structure and beauty in an unparalleled setting.

Jack Creek Fire Update: July 16, 2021

The Jack Fire was reported at approximately 5:00 pm on July 5, 2021. Given the steep terrain, fuels, and inaccessibility, the fire grew quickly. The fire in burning north of State Hwy 138 and east of Forest Road 4713 (Jack Creek Road).

The Jack Fire is currently estimated at 16,667 acres and is 25% contained. North of Hwy. 138 resources continue to successfully hold the fire within the planned containment lines. Firefighters are working to clear vegetation on the remaining portion on the containment line on the northern perimeter. As mop-up is completed, crews will be shifted to different parts of the fire to help with suppression efforts.

South of HWY 138, firefighters aided by air resources have established containment lines along the eastern and western perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue bringing line down and around the southern edge of the fire with the goal of completing line construction within the planned containment area. Resources are using a combination of hand and dozer line supported by water drops and fire suppressant to establish the remaining containment line. Firefighters will burn away vegetation when needed to maintain the line.

Please give fire management agencies space to fight yet another wildfire in the North Umpqua watershed. Read the full writeup and updates on the fire here. 

A full map of the fire including the size of the fire can be found here.

Designated as Fly Fishing Only

From Rock Creek, near the town of Glide, upstream to the Soda Springs dam is a stretch of over 30 river miles, designated as fly fishing only, that is as legendary as any stretch of water in the world. Everything about fishing the North Umpqua is challenging. The wading can be treacherous and deep, the casting long, and the fish temperamental.

Help us Protect this Fragile Resource

Needless to say, resources such as this are scarce, and, unfortunately, there always seem to be forces at work to deplete and exploit them.

The Steamboaters is an organization that started as a social fishing club. When threats to the river became dire, the Steamboaters answered the call and, for more than 51 years, have worked tirelessly to protect this fragile resource.

Become a Member or Renew Donate to Our Cause

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Steamboaters, what we’re currently working on, or management issues which can affect the River or her fish populations, write to us at:

The Steamboaters
PO Box 396
Idleyld Park, OR 97447

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As a Steamboater, I agree to promote good sportsmanship and the tradition of fly-fishing, the protection and restoration of the natural production of wild fish populations, the habitat which sustains them, and the unique aesthetic values of the North Umpqua River for present and future generations.

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