Currently Flows Are at 2,800 CFS

Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake - Lyons, OR (Marion County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Currently flows are at 2,800 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 788 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 16th, 2020

Wallowa River: Continues to Be Good For Trout & Whitefish
Fall River: Anglers Should Focus Their Effort During The Warmest Part of The Day
North Twin Lake: Anglers Reporting Fair Fishing
Metolius River: Consistent Fishing Between Allingham Bridge and Bridge 99
South Twin Lake: Anglers Reporting Fair Fishing
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Stocked Again This Week
Clackamas River: Still Early For The Best of The Steelhead Run
Quartzville Creek: Best Conditions For Fishing Are Below 300 cfs.
Sandy River: Best Fishing Will Be As Water Levels Begin to Drop
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: River is Currently Running 3,600 CFS

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