Difficult Fishing Conditions

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-14-2021
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Hwy 22 has been re-opened, although delays will continue and many access points to the river above Stayton, such as Packsaddle and Fisherman’s Bend, remain closed due to wildfire damage. 

No recent fishing reports. River levels best for fishing are at or below 3,000 cfs, and the river is currently running around 13,000 cfs, which are difficult conditions at best. Water clarity is relatively good despite the high flows.

A few hatchery summer steelhead are still around. Fishing for hatchery steelhead is open year-round. 

Anglers should be aware that trout harvest is now closed and will not re-open until May 22.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 14th

Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath Lake Report
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Applegate River: Some Nice Fish Are Starting to Show
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir is Likely Rising & Muddy
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Report
Diamond Lake: Ice May Be a Bit Thin
Emigrant Reservoir: May Not Be A Bad Spot to Target Crappie & Bass
Fish Lake : Ice Was Last Reported at 6-9 Inches
Galesville Reservoir: Reservoir is Filling Up
Hemlock Lake: Recent Report Said The Road Was Open
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Report
Illinois River: River Should Be Dropping All Week and Be Fishable Late Friday
Lake Selmac: Bass Fishing May Not Be A Bad Idea
Lost Creek Lake: Main Focus For Lake Anglers Through Winter
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Smith River: Often Clears Faster Than Other Rivers in the Umpqua
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Willow Lake: Currently 60 Percent Full
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed
Kilchis River: One of The First North Coast Rivers To Come Back Into Shape
Necanicum River: Little Slower Than Expected
Nehalem River: Fishing Was Fair Last Weekend
Nestucca River: Plenty of Opportunity To Catch When The River is in Shape
Siletz River: River Will Be Dropping into Shape Quickly
Siuslaw River: Winter Steehead fishing has been blown out on the Siuslaw
Wilson River: The River Blew Out Again Early This Week
Clackamas River: High Water May Keep Anglers off The River This Week
Detroit Reservoir: Trout Are Going to be the Main Fish to Pursue
Sandy River: Some Winter Steelhead Around Once The Water Levels Begin to Drop

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