Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed Down Again

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead fishing on the Siletz River has slowed down again as the river drops and clears. The drift boat anglers are catching some fish down low in the system but it continues to be a slow year on the Siletz and all coastal rivers. Fresh fish will continue to enter the system through March despite the low and clear conditions. 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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