Alsea River Fishing Report

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Alsea River and bay is open for Chinook salmon. Fishing is slow. Fish are throughout the bay and river. Eggs and bobber can be productive in the upper bay and river as the season progresses.

Steelhead fishing opened on the Alsea River on Nov. 1. Fish are entering the mainstem. Steelhead are up to the town of Alsea. Casting spinners, drifting bait or using a bobber and jig can be effective.

Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr. 30 and Nov 1 – Dec. 31.

No fishing from a floating device upstream from Mill Creek.

The North Fork Alsea, Five Rivers and Drift Cr. will open for hatchery steelhead up to their respective deadlines on Dec. 1, 2016.


The possible development of a recreational boating facility at Don Lindly Park on the Alsea River will be the topic of a public meeting scheduled for Dec. 15 from 4-6 p.m. at Waldport City Hall. Lincoln County and the Oregon State Marine Board will host the event and are asking for input on development of a public boat ramp, docks, parking and sanitation at Don Lindly Park on the Alsea River at Hwy. 34 milepost 7. For more information, contact Keith Andresen, Lincoln County Parks Superintendent at 541-574-1215, or Janine Belleque, Oregon State Marine Board Boating Facilities Manager, at 503-378-2628.

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