South Fork Santiam River Report

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
12-9-2020
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Currently flows are at 1,500 cfs at Waterloo. Fishing is generally best when flows are below 3,000 cfs. This basin was mostly untouched by wildfires and is safe to explore. 

About 5,500 summer steelhead crossed Willamette Falls on their way to the upper basin and about 650 of these have made it to the fish ladder below Foster Dam.  Fishing for smallmouth bass can be very good below Lebanon.

The entire river is now closed to trout harvest until May 22. But catch-and-release of large trout on light gear can be fun in its own right and there are plenty of them in this river.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Applegate Reservoir: Reservoir is 1% Full
Chetco River: Low Water Has Kept Steelhead Fishing From Taking Off
Elk River: Low Water Has Kept Most Anglers at Home
Emigrant Reservoir: Barely A Puddle
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Report
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Report
Garrison Lake: Good Time to Fish At The Lake
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Some Patches of Ice, But For The Most Part Very Fishable
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Report
Lake Selmac: Trout Should Still Be Available
Lost Creek Lake: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Medco Pond: Medco Pond Fishing Report
Rogue River- Lower: Low Water Has Kept Most Anglers at Home
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue Fishing Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Sixes River: Sixes River Report
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Necanicum River: Steelhead Fishing Was Slow Last Week
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Report
Nestucca River: Getting Started For Winter Steelhead
Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Report
Trask River: Still A Bit of an in Between Time of Year
Wilson River: Still Slightly on The Early Side For Steelhead
Clackamas River: Still Early For The Best of The Steelhead Run
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Eagle Creek: Eagle Creek Report
Foster Reservoir: Foster Reservoir Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Green Peter Reservoir Report
Sandy River: Anglers Should Comfirm Access Before They Go
Santiam River North Fork-2: North Fork Santiam River Report

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