Mainstem is Back in Shape

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Winter steelhead fishing has slowed down on the Alsea River as of late. The popular bank fishery on the NF Alsea is still producing fish but it has slowed down considerably over the last week.

The mainstem Alsea is back in shape and the fishing has been fair for the drift boaters on those sections. The later returning wild broodstock fish are beginning to show up and they will continue to provide opportunity through March.

No overnight camping is allowed in vehicles around the NF Alsea hatchery in the parking lot or on any of the roads.

The Alsea River receives two different stocks of hatchery steelhead, one “traditional” stock that is an early returner and peaks in December/January and a later returning wild broodstock that peaks January-March. These two stocks combine to provide winter steelhead fishing opportunities from late November through March. 

Trout fishing in streams will reopen on May 22, 2020.

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Siletz River: Winter Steelhead Has Been Slow
Siuslaw River: High Water and Tough Conditions
Alsea River: North Fork Alsea Has Been a Good Spot For Steelhead