Alsea River Fish Report for 1-16-2019
Winter Steelhead Fishing has Been Fair
Alsea River - Alsea, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Winter steelhead fishing has been fair on the Alsea. A good number of fish showed up at the Alsea hatchery trap after the recent rains. The numbers of later returning right maxillary clipped fish should increase with each rain event for the rest of January through the month of March. Cold weather, low flows, and clear water has slowed down the fishing this week but the next weather system hitting on Thursday should warms things up and get more fishing heading upstream to the hatchery located on the NF Alsea.
The Alsea still gets a good amount of the early returning stock that peaks in December and January, as well as a later stock that peaks in February and March. Expect more fish to show up with each rise in the river level from now through April. Bobber fishing with jigs/bait, drift fishing, and casting lures are all effective ways to catch these hard fighting fish.
Trout fishing in streams will reopen May 22, 2019.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, January 16th
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Steelhead Report
Necanicum River: After Rain Events for the Best Action.
Nestucca River: January is a Great Month to be on the Nestucca
Siletz River: Winter Steelhead Improved this Last Week
Siuslaw River: The Siuslaw River is Dropping into Good Shape this Week
Trask River: Prime Shape by the Middle of Next Week.
Wilson River: January is a Great Month to be on the Wilson
Clackamas River: Effort on the Clackamas is Picking Up
Willamette River: Middle Fork Willamette River Fishing Report
Olallie Lake: Olallie Lake Fishing Report
Sandy River: Steelhead Fishing Appears to be Picking Up
Santiam River North Fork-2: A Few Winter Steelhead are Showing Up
Timothy Lake: Excellent Trout Fishing for Bank and Boat Anglers
Trail Bridge Reservoir: Significant Public Access Constraints
Coos River: Coos River Basin Fishing Report
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Saturday, January 12th
Rogue River Upper: Commission meets Jan. 18 in Salem
Columbia River: Joint workgroup of Oregon, Washington commissioners meets about Columbia River fisheries
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