Santiam River North Fork Report

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-2-2020
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SANTIAM RIVER (NORTH FORK):

Flows are still fairly low for this time of year, currently around 1,850 cfs at the Mehama gage. River levels best for fishing are at or below 3,000 cfs. But rain is in the forecast for the rest of the week and should make for more difficult conditions. 

There are still a fair number of summer steelhead in the river, mostly in the upper part of the basin. The coho salmon run is pretty much done for the year, although a few late running fish may still be around. 

The bag limit for coho is 2 fish per day.

Meanwhile, the river is now closed to trout harvest until May 22 of next year. Notice:
The counting station at Bennett Dam is currently funded through December of this year.   

SANTIAM RIVER (NORTH FORK) above DETROIT:

This section of the river is open year-round for trout. It was last stocked in late July with about 3,000 trout. Most trout can be found from Marion Forks down to the mouth and are fairly well distributed. Flies and spinners work best, but bait is allowed. The river is flowing at around 400 cfs where it comes into Detroit Lake.

This time of year, the fishing can be hit or miss. Try drifting small nymphs or egg patterns along the edges of fishing lanes. The crowds have also vanished giving the intrepid angler more solitude. 

Anglers may keep up to five trout per day. This section of river is closed to salmon fishing.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 2nd

Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Report
Applegate River: Applegate River Fishing Report
Arizona Pond: Arizona Pond Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irving Reservoir Report
Chetco River: Chetco River Report
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Fishing Report
Elk River: Elk River Fishing Report
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Fishing Report
Empire Lake Upper: Empire Lake Fishing Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Report
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Report
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
Garrison Lake: Garrison Lake Fishing Report
Hemlock Lake: Hemlock Fishing Report
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Fishing Report
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Fishing Report
Illinois River: Illinois River Fishing Report
Lake Marie: Lake Marie Fishing Report
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Report
Loon Lake: Loon Lake Fishing Report
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Rogue River Lower: Lower Rogue River Report
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Fishing Report
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue River Fishing Report
Sixes River: Sixes River Fishing Report
Smith River: Smith River Fishing Report
Soda Springs Reservoir: Soda Springs Remains Closed
Tenmile Lakes: Tenmile Lakes Fishing Report
Toketee Lake: Toketee Lake Fishing Report
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Willow Lake: Willow Lake Report
Alsea River: Alsea River Fishing Report
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Report
Necanicum River: Necanicum River Report
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Report
Salmon River: Salmon River Report
Siletz River: Siletz River Report
Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Report
Trask River: Trask River Report
Wilson River: Wilson River Report
Yaquina River: Yaquina River Report
Canby Pond: Canby Pond Report
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Report
Clear Lake: Clear Lake Report
Cottage Grove reservoir: Cottage Grove Reservoir Report
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Dexter Reservoir: Dexter Reservoir Report
Dorena Reservoir: Dorena Reservoir Report
EE Wilson Angling Pond: EE Wilson Pond Report
Faraday Lake: Faraday Lake is Closed Through 2020
Fern Ridge Reservoir: Fern Ridge Reseroir Report
Foster Reservoir: Foster Reservoir Report
Freeway Lake East: Freeway Lake East Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Green Peter Reservoir Report
Henry Hagg Lake: Henry Hagg Lake Report
Hills Creek Reservoir: Hills Creek Reservoir Report
Junction City Pond: Junction City Pond Report
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Report
Middle Fork Willamette: Middle Fork WIllamette River Report
Molalla River: Molalla River Report
Mt. Hood Pond MHCC Campus: Opens April 1
North Fork Reservoir: Reopens May 22
Olallie Lake: Olallie Lake Report
Sandy River: Sandy River Report

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