Water clarity is relatively good despite the high flows

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-28-2021
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Some access sites on the North Santiam above and below Detroit Reservoir were impacted by last fall’s wildfire. Some of the more popular sites such as Packsaddle Park and Fishermen’s Bend are still closed until crews can remove hazard trees. Anglers can still access the river from Stayton downstream and in a few places above such as the Mehama bridge. 

No recent fishing reports. River levels best for fishing are at or below 3,000 cfs, and the river is currently running around 4,400 cfs, which is an improvement over last week. 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. Chinook will begin to arrive in the basin in April.

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 28th

Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath Lake Report
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is Low & Clear
Necanicum River: This Weekend's Rain Should Put it Back in Shape
Nehalem River: Hopefully The Rain Brings New Fish
Nestucca River: Steelhead Fishing Was Fair Last Week
Trask River: Trask River Report
Wilson River: Winter steelhead fishing was slow to fair last week

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