Winter Steelhead Fishing Continues to Be Slow

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Winter steelhead fishing continues to be slow on the Alsea. Even with the ideal conditions over the weekend, the fishing was slow. Anglers are still catching some fish everyday throughout the system from the NF Alsea bank fishery all the way down to the plunking shacks on the lowest portions of the river, but it’s been tough. The later returning wild broodstock fish are providing the majority of the catch now and typically peak in February and early 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.

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for Thursday, February 11th, 2021

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