Hatchery trout harvest is now open until Oct. 31

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
9-16-2021
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Many public access points along the river are still closed from last year’s wildfires, including Fisherman’s Bend, and all recreation areas along the Little North Fork. But Packsaddle Park has recently re-opened, which is just below Minto Dam. Anglers can still access the river from Stayton downstream and in a few places above such as the Mehama bridge and North Santiam State Park.

The gate at ODFW’s Green’s Bridge property on the lower North Santiam near Jefferson will be opened later this week and will remain open until next summer.

No recent fishing reports. River levels best for fishing are at or below 3,000 cfs, and the river is currently running at 1,660 cfs at the gage in Mehama. Water clarity is good. 

Fishing for hatchery steelhead is open year-round but the run numbers were low this year.

Fishing for Chinook is now closed to allow fish to spawn undisturbed. If you see fish paired up or actively digging in the gravel to build their nests, please give them a wide berth to avoid stressing them unnecessarily. The first few dozen coho have arrived at Willamette Falls but it will be several weeks before they arrive in numbers in the basin. 

Hatchery trout harvest is now open until Oct. 31, with a limit of 5 per day. Wild trout need to be released unharmed.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, September 16th
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
Siletz River: The Siletz Basin will have a limited wild coho fishery this year
Trask River: Anglers will find sea-run cutthroat trout throughout the Trask
Wilson River: Summer steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been slow this year
Yaquina River: Fall Chinook fishing continues to improve on the Yaquina
Detroit Reservoir: Water levels are slowly dropping as dry conditions continue
Foster Reservoir: This reservoir is still full and all three boat ramps are currently
Green Peter Reservoir: Green Peter Reservoir Report
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fishing Report
Quartzville Creek: Rain is forecasted for this weekend

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