Highway Along the Upper North Santiam Has Re-Opened

Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake - Lyons, OR (Marion County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-5-2021
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The highway along the upper North Santiam has re-opened but many places will look a lot different. Traffic delays are common because of hazard tree removal. Be aware that there are still many dangerous tree snags around with root structures weakened by fire and that could come down at any moment. It will be safer to fish in unburned areas further upstream (above Whitewater Creek).  

In general, this river is open year-round to fishing. It was stocked several times during the summer. Most trout can be found from Marion Forks down to the mouth and are fairly well distributed. Flies and spinners work best, but bait is allowed.

The river is still high at the moment, flowing at around 1,200 cfs where it comes into Detroit Lake. With rain and snow melt through the spring, it usually takes a while before this river gets into shape. 

Anglers may keep up to five trout per day. Remember, this section of river is closed to salmon fishing.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 5th
: $10,000 reward for information on three elk poached near Bend
Ana Reservoir: Will Be Stocked This Week
Ana River: The River is Spring Fed and Can Be Fished Year-Round
Campbell Reservoir: Snow Drifts Impacting Access
Chewaucan River: Access is Available to the Chewaucan Upstream of Paisley
Cottonwood Reservoir: Large Drifts of Snow Impacting Access
Duncan Reservoir: Low Reservoir and Will Not Get Stocked This Year
Upper Klamath Lake: Open All Year
Lake Of The Woods: Excellent Fishing
Sky Lakes Wilderness Lakes: All Lakes are Mostly Inaccessible Due to Snow
North Fork Sprague River: Open Year Round But Access Might be Difficult Due to Snow in Upper River
Sun Creek: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time
Sycan River: Open All Year
Thompson Valley Reservoir: Reservoir was Stocked the Week of April 9
Willow Valley Reservoir: Largemouth Bass Fishing Can be Good in May
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir was Stocked at the Beginning of March
Diamond Lake: Time To Go Fishing!
Galesville Reservoir: Lots of Trout Available!
Hemlock Lake: Fishing Should Be good
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Recently Received 5,000 Rainbow Trout
Hyatt Lake: Recently Stocked With 5,000 Legal Rainbow Trout
Medco Pond: Received 2,000 Leagal Rainbow Trout Two Weeks Ago
Rogue River- Lower: Fishing Pressure has Increased
Rogue River - Middle: Trout Fishing on the Rogue is Closed and Reopens on May 22
Rogue River- Upper: The Hatchery Hole is Closed to All Fishing Through July 31
Umpqua River: Access May be Limited Due to Last Summer's Wildfires
Alsea River: Trout Fishing in Streams Will Open on May 22
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook Fishing is Slow
Siltcoos Lake: Spring Spawn Coming Soon
Siletz River: Remains Open Year Round for Steelhead Fishing
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing is Slow
Trask River: Still a Little Slow
Wilson River: Summer Steelhead Should Start Showing Up
Detroit Reservoir: Lake Was Stocked With 2,100 One-Pound Trout Last Week
EE Wilson Angling Pond: Trout Will Be Stocked Again This Week
Junction City Pond: Pond Will be Stocked This Week With 2,500 Hatchery Trout
Quartzville Creek: First Stock of The Year This Week
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: New Regulations Implemented This Year

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, April 29th

Willamette River: Two rods allowed in upper Willamette starting May 1
: ODFW Recreation Report