Siletz River Fishing Report

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fall Chinook fishing on the Siletz river/bay has been slow but anglers are catching a few fish every day. Fish are now scattered throughout the entire estuary and will continue to stage waiting for the next big rain event. Best techniques include trolling herring/spinners lower in the estuary, while bobber fishing with bait and casting spinners from the bank generally works better higher in the estuary.

All wild coho must be released during the 2018 fall salmon season.

Salmon fishing in the Siletz River is closed above the marker sign approximately 1,200 feet above Ojalla Bridge until Nov 9. Effective Saturday, Nov. 10, closed to angling for Chinook upstream of the ODFW marker located 1,200 feet above the Ojalla Boat Ramp.

Summer steelhead are in the river. Fishing has picked up as water temperatures have started to cool down and we’ve had a few small rains. Most of the fish are located in the upper river especially in the gorge area. Early mornings or late evenings are not as critical with the cooler temperatures and overcast weather so fishing can be good throughout the day. Casting spinners, drifting bait or using a bobber and jig can be effective.

Steelhead fishing is open in the gorge area year-round but salmon fishing/retention is closed upstream of the Illahee boat ramp located in the town of Siletz during the fall salmon seasons.

Trout fishing is open in streams and rivers May 22 – Oct. 31.

The 3.5-mile bridge (aka Steel Bridge) in the Siletz gorge is open to motorized vehicles, but is only open to public vehicles on the weekend. Anglers can walk/bike in the road during the weekdays. If anglers do walk in they can park at the one mile gate and start from there.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Alsea River: Alsea River Fishing Report
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Fishing Report
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Fishing Report
Nehalem River- North Fork: North Fork Nehalelem River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fishing Report
Salmon River: Salmon River Fishing Report

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

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