Currently flows are at 4,000 cfs at the Waterloo gauge

Santiam River (South Fork) - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing is generally best when flows are below 3,000 cfs. Currently flows are at 4,000 cfs at the Waterloo gauge. 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 over 800 of these have made it to the fish ladder below Foster Dam.  Fishing for smallmouth bass can be very good during the warm months below Lebanon.

The entire river is now closed to trout fishing until May 22.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 28th, 2021

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
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Water clarity is relatively good despite the high flows

ODFW Recreation Report

Report your 2020 hunt It's not too early If all that’s left of your 2020 hunt are the memories, there’s still one...... Read More