Santiam River South Fork Fishing Report

Santiam River (South Fork) - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Currently, flows are good and should hold steady at around 1,200. The summer steelhead run is in full swing, and there are reports of catches in the river already. The counts at Willamette Falls as of June 9 are around 2,500 summer steelhead and 17,000 spring Chinook. Many of these fish are destined for the South Santiam, but so far only a handful of Chinook and about 90 summer steelhead have entered the ladder at Foster Dam.

Summer steelhead can generally be found throughout the upper basin below Foster Reservoir, especially above Waterloo Park. But this time of year new fish are migrating through the lower sections as well.  Fishing is generally best when flows are below 3,000 cfs.

The entire river is now open to trout fishing through the end of October. Anglers may keep up to 5 hatchery trout per day, but any wild trout must be released unharmed. 

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Monday, June 17th, 2019

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Cottage Grove Reservoir: Cottage Grove Reservoir Report
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Fishing Report
Dexter Reservoir: Dexter Reservoir Fishing Report
Dorena Reservoir: Dorena Reservoir Fishing Report
Faraday Lake: Faraday Lake is Closed Through 2020
Foster Reservoir: Foster Reservoir Fishing Report
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Hills Creek Reservoir: Hills Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Junction City Pond: Junction City Pond Fishing Report
McKenzie River: McKenzi River Fishing Report
Upper McKenzie: Upper McKenzie Fishing Report
Molalla River: Molalla River Fishing Report
North Fork Reservoir: 7,000 Legal-Size Trout To Be Stocked This Week
Sandy River: Steelhead is Picking Up
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Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Santiam River North Fork Fishing Report

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