The run this year is disappointing

Santiam River (South Fork) - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
11-12-2021
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Fishing is generally best when flows are below 3,000 cfs. Currently flows are around 1,700 cfs at the Waterloo gage, but this is likely to change based on the amount of rain in the forecast.

Steelhead fishing is open year-round. The run this year is disappointing, but fish are still around, primarily from Waterloo Park upstream to the dam. Chinook have completed their spawning but a few carcasses may still be around on the river margins. Be careful not to allow pets to eat these carcasses as they carry a toxin that is poisonous to dogs. 

Fishing for smallmouth bass can be very good during the warm months below Lebanon.

Trout fishing remains open until Oct. 31. Anglers are reminded that only fin-clipped trout may be kept.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Friday, November 12th
: Wounded elk left to suffer marks ongoing poaching problem
: November is all about elk in Oregon
Applegate Reservoir: Appplegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Applegate River: The river is open to trout fishing through the end of the year
Ben Irving Reservoir: No recent reports from Ben Irving
Emigrant Reservoir: Nothing has changed much at Emigrant except surface temperatures
Expo Pond: Expo Pong Fishing Report
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 25 percent full and the lake is filling up
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Emergency regulations are no longer in effect at Howard Prairie
Hyatt Lake: Emergency regulations have been lifted at Hyatt Lake
Lake Selmac: Bass fishing should remain fair to good out here through the fall and winter months
Lemolo Lake: The reservoir has been drawn down for the season and is quite low
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should be good
Plat I Reservoir: Temps are cooling, but the bass should still be biting
Rogue River - Middle: Bait can again be used in the entire Rogue from the mouth upstream to Fishers Ferry
Rogue River- Upper: Anglers are catching summer steelhead regularly
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Winter weather is starting to take hold in the upper river
Smith River: The Smith is open for Chinook fishing up the head of tide at Spencer Cr.
Willow Lake: The reservoir is starting to fill and is 42 percent full
Alsea River: Fall Chinook fishing has slowed down on the Alsea
Necanicum River: No reports of early winter steelhead yet
Nestucca River: Fishing conditions will be very poor with forecasted rains this week
Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing has slowed down on the Salmon River
Siltcoos Lake: Fishing has picked up with the recent rain
Trask River: There are Chinook throughout the fishery at this point
Wilson River: The Wilson is known for later fall Chinook
Clackamas River: Coho fishing has been slow on the Clackamas
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Fishing Report
Junction City Pond: The pond was recently stocked
Sandy River: Coho fishing has been good as of late, and fishing pressure has been light
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Many public access points along the river are still closed

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, November 11th
: ODFW Recreation Report
John C Boyle Reservoir: Past net sampling showed some large yellow perch
Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are scattered throughout Upper Klamath Lake
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Keno Dam to J.C Boyle Reservoir Report
Miller Lake: Brown trout will begin to cruise the shoreline
Willow Valley Reservoir: Conditions are unknown