There Have Been a Few Good Days For Bank Anglers

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Winter steelhead fishing continues to be slow on the Alsea. There have been a few good days for the bank anglers around the hatchery but overall it has been slow. The NF Alsea is now low and clear creating tougher conditions to catch fish but the conditions in the mainstem are good for the drift boaters. 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.

Cutthroat trout fishing will reopen May 22.

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