Siletz River Fishing Report

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fall Chinook fishing continues to be slow on the Siletz River. Due to lower than expected returns and conservation concerns, the Siletz River is now closed to Chinook fishing above the marker located approximately 1200 ft. upstream of the Ojalla boat ramp. Below the deadline the bag limit for fall Chinook is reduced to one adult Chinook per day and a limit of 3 from Nov. 1 through the remainder of the season.

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

Summer steelhead are still being caught in the gorge area and the fish are still in good condition. The rise in river levels with the recent rain moved the summer steelhead throughout the basin and fishing is still good. 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 marker approximately 1200 ft. above the Ojalla boat ramp for the remainder of the 2018 fall salmon season.

Winter steelhead will start to show up in the Siletz in December, time to get out the steelhead gear and prepare for the upcoming season. ***Note, when fishing for winter steelhead remember to practice good ethics and leave spawning Chinook and Coho salmon alone so they can provide fish for the future.

Trout fishing closed Nov. 1.

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 Wednesday, November 21st, 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

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