Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake Fish Report for 3-4-2021
Santiam River North Fork Report
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake - Lyons, OR (Marion County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
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 at 2,700 cfs at the gage in Mehama. Water clarity is good.
Anglers should be aware of a new regulation implemented this year. The use of bait is now only allowed April 22 through Oct. 31 from the mouth of the Santiam River up to Minto dam. Outside of those dates, anglers may use only artificial flies and lures. This regulation is in place to protect ESA-listed winter steelhead.
Fishing for hatchery steelhead is open year-round. Chinook will begin to arrive in the basin in April. The first spring chinook of the year migrated into the Willamette this week, hopefully it’s the first of many.
Anglers should be aware that trout harvest is now closed and will not re-open until May 22.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, March 4th
Ben Irving Reservoir: With Warming Weather Fish Will Start to Be More Active
Chetco River: Clear & Low Water Conditions This Week
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Warmer Weather Might Have The Fish on The Bite
Diamond Lake: There Have Been Some Anglers Catching Some Nice Trout
Elk River: Anglers Are Doing Pretty Good on Steelhead
Galesville Reservoir: Reservoir is On The Rise
Illinois River: Conditions Are Extremely Clear
Lost Creek Lake: Anglers Reporting Good Success By The Marina
Rogue River- Lower: Anglers Still Picking up Good Size Steelhead
Rogue River - Middle: More Winter Fish Are Showing Up Everyday
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Alsea River: There Have Been a Few Good Days For Bank Anglers
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is Low & Clear
Necanicum River: Necanicum River Report
Nehalem River: Main Stem Nehalem is Getting into Good Conditions
Nestucca River: Nestucca is in Prime Condition Right Now
Siletz River: Steelhead Fishing Has Picked Up
Siuslaw River: Fishing Continues To Be Slow Despite Good Conditions
Trask River: Trask is in Decent Shape Right Now
Wilson River: There Have Been Good Days But Ther're Sporadic
Dexter Reservoir: Recently Stocked
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