Steelhead Fishing Has Picked Up

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead fishing on the Siletz River picked up last week and into the weekend with the dropping river levels and good conditions. Currently the river is getting lower and clearer and the fishing has been slowing down. The rain later in the week will stir things up and get fish on the move again. Fish are now distributed throughout the river from the boat sections up through the gorge. Mid-February to mid-March is typically the peak for Siletz steelheading.

The 4.0 mile bridge (aka Steel Bridge) in the Siletz gorge is open to motorized vehicles on the weekends only. Anglers can walk/bike in the road during the weekdays. There is a parking area located at the 1-mile gate where anglers can walk/bike upstream from there

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