Steelhead Fishing Starting to Pick Up

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Winter steelhead fishing is starting to pick up on the Alsea River. The first few fish have been caught near the hatchery from the popular NF Alsea bank fishery. The forecasted rain this week/weekend will have fish on the move headed for Alsea hatchery. Fish are now distributed throughout the river and the numbers will increase with each bump in river levels.

****Reminder****The popular winter steelhead bank fishery around the Alsea Hatchery remains open but the hatchery grounds are closed to the public. Anglers are required to park in the designated parking lot to access the river and are not allowed to park near or enter the hatchery grounds. Please be respectful of the hatchery staff and follow these rules to ensure this popular fishery remains open for the 2020/2021 season.

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