Alsea River Report

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Winter steelhead fishing has been slow on the Alsea despite the good conditions this last week. The river continues to drop and clear creating good conditions for the drift boaters. Fishing should pick up as more fish move into the system over the next couple of weeks. The popular NF Alsea fishery has been slow and will benefit from another shot of rain in the future. The later returning wild broodstock fish are just starting to show up and the run should continue to build into February and March.

****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.

Cutthroat trout fishing closed for the season on Oct. 31.


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