Santiam River North Fork Late March Report

Santiam River North Fork-2 - Lyons, OR (Marion County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

As of March 26, flows were around 2,800 cfs at the Mehama gauge, a significant increase mainly due to snow melt. These moderate flows will likely continue all week. River levels best for fishing are at or below 3,000 cfs.

There is very little to fish for at the moment as most of last year’s summer steelhead are gone. A few new fish are starting to show up at Willamette Falls. So far they have counted 170 summer steelhead migrating over the falls as of March 24, but it will take a few weeks for these fish to show up in the Santiam River. A few spring chinook have also arrived at Willamette Falls. Their numbers will increase significantly starting next month. 

The river is now closed to trout. It will reopen on May 22.

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