The Siletz Basin will have a limited wild coho fishery this year

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

***Update*** The Siletz Basin will have a limited wild coho fishery this year from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 with a limit of 1 wild coho per day and 1 wild Coho for the season. It’s a “one and done” season bag limit. See the regulation update section above for more information about open areas and aggregate limits for the NW and SW zones.

Summer steelhead continues to be slow on the Siletz and the numbers of fish returning this year is low. Low water and warm temperatures are making things tough for steelhead fishing but there are a few fish around to be caught. Fishing pressure continues to be very light.

Fall Chinook continues to be steady on the Siletz with some days better than others, but fish are being caught every day. Fish are now starting to spread out in the system from the mouth to the upper portions of the estuary. The forecasted rainstorm this weekend will stir things up and have fish on the move.

Trout fishing in streams remains open through Oct. 31. Check the regulations for open areas and bait restrictions.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Columbia River: Columbia River salmon fishing reopens from Tongue Point/Rocky Point to Warrior Rock on Sept. 17; four additional sturgeon retention days add
: Public comment requested on draft Dungeness crab fishery management plan
: ODFW Recreation Report
Bradley Lake: Bradley Lake is scheduled to be stocked with fall rainbow trout in mid-October
Chetco River: A few anglers are starting to troll the estuary for salmon
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Lots of Rain in The Forecast
Coquille River: Striped bass fishing is starting to pick up again in the lower Coquille River
Diamond Lake: The lake is lower than normal
Eel Lake: Anglers reported catching a few trout this past week
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 16 percent full and is slowly filling with input from natural springs
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir is about 7 feet above the lowest height on record
Illinois River: The Illinois is open to trout fishing
Lake Selmac: Water levels have been dropping slowly
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo should be a great place to try this week
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should still be good
Rogue River - Middle: There is less than one month left for Chinook fishing between Hog Creek boat ramp and Fishers Ferry
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Still Plenty of Fish Hanging Around
Sixes River: Temporary low water fishing closure will start Oct. 1
Willow Lake: Trout, bass, crappie and perch are most prevalent here
Alsea River: Fall Chinook fishing continues to be steady on the Alsea
Kilchis River: Cutthroat trout are available throughout the Kilchis River
Miami River: Cutthroat trout fishing in the Miami should be fair to good
Nehalem River: Chinook fishing continues to be fair to good throughout the bay
Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing is picking up on the Salmon River

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