The 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
9-9-2021
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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. The allotment of hatchery trout has been completed and no more fish are scheduled to be released this year. But plenty of trout were released throughout June and July and many of these fish are still available. 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 slowly dropping and will continue to drop as the summer progresses. Currently it is flowing around 365 cfs where it enters Detroit Lake.  

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 Thursday, September 9th

Beulah Reservoir: Beulah Reservoir is Now Dry
Blitzen River: Carp Fishing Open One More Week
Campbell Reservoir: Water levels are extremely low
Chickahominy Reservoir: Chickahominy Reservoir is now dry
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
John C Boyle Reservoir: A few largemouth bass and crappie are being caught
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 4.7 feet below full pool and 32 percent full
Krumbo Reservoir: There may be cyanobacteria present so avoid swimming
Lake Of The Woods: This is a good time to chase largemouth bass in the lake
Warm Springs Reservoir: Warm Springs reservoir is now dry.
Williamson River: Fishing has been good
Wood River: Wood River Fishing Report
Applegate Reservoir: The only useable boat ramp at Applegate Reservoir is the French Gulch Boat Ramp
Applegate River: The river is open to trout fishing
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irving hasn’t been stocked with trout in a while
Chetco River: A few anglers are starting to troll the estuary for salmon
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooler nights should get the bite to come on
Eel Lake: Anglers are still catching a few trout this past weekend
Elk River: Temporary rule changes for Chinook are now in place
Emigrant Reservoir: The best success out here will be targeting warmwater fish
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 15 percent full and is slowly filling
Floras Lake: Anglers should try fishing early or late in the day
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir is about 10 feet above the lowest height on record
Lemolo Lake: Anglers have also reported catching tiger trout
Rogue River- Lower: The Rogue Bay has been busy with anglers
Rogue River - Middle: ODFW has lifted the 2 p.m. fishing closure between Lobster and Hog creeks
Rogue River- Upper: Chinook fishing is closed from Fishers Ferry upstream to Cole Rivers Hatchery through the end of the year
Sixes River: Temporary low water fishing closure will start Oct. 1
Nehalem River: “Summer” Chinook fishing continues to be fair
Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Clackamas River: Summer steelhead are currently being caught
Eagle Creek: The creek remains too low and clear to offer much fishing opportunity
Fern Ridge Reservoir: There is good bank access at several rest stops and campgrounds
Foster Reservoir: This reservoir is now full and all three boat ramps are currently available
Green Peter Reservoir: The water level in the reservoir continues to drop and will continue to do so through the fall
North Fork Reservoir: Trout fishing has been good in the North Fork Reservoir
Quartzville Creek: The road closure along most of Quartzville Creek was lifted last weekend
Sandy River: Summer steelhead fishing has been slow on the Sandy
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Santiam River North Fork Report

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