8/12/12 photo of nice Bass caught last week on the Umpqua. The Smallmouth Bass fishing is so good now and the weather is going to make it even better this nest few weeks . We will start fishing for fall Chinook around the first of September and if you wish to catch a big fall Chinook on your fly rod, November is not to far off. So get your trip booked now. There are only about 3 weeks left for prime Bass fishing.