Winter steelhead has slowed down on the Siuslaw but anglers are catching fish everyday

Siuslaw River - Florence, OR (Lane County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-20-2022
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Winter steelhead has slowed down on the Siuslaw but anglers are catching fish everyday and there are still fish around to be caught. Most of the hatchery fish in the basin are headed to Whitaker Creek and the area where Whitaker Creek joins the Siuslaw provides the best opportunity to catch a hatchery winter steelhead. Anglers are reminded that Whitaker Creek is closed during the steelhead season and to target these fish near the confluence of the Siuslaw River. There is also a small hatchery release in Lake Creek (located at Green Creek) that provides opportunity to catch winter steelhead from December - March.

Trout fishing in streams will reopen May 22, 2022.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 20th
: ODFW Recreation Report
Grande Ronde River: Flows on the Grande Ronde River have remained consistent again this week
John Day River: All fishing is now closed in rivers and streams within the John Day Basin
Magone Lake: Magone Lake is no longer accessible
Morgan Lake: Closed for the winter
Umatilla River: There have been a total of 757 steelhead counted at TMFD up to date
Crooked River: The water is low and dirty
Ochoco Reservoir: Water level is extremely low and completely iced over
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good near the dam
Walton Lake: The lake is completely iced over
Detroit Reservoir: Currently the reservoir water level is at or near the bottom of Mongold boat ramp
Junction City Pond: The pond will be stocked this week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running at 9,000 cfs at the gage in Mehama
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 6,100 cfs at the Waterloo gage
Waverly Lake: This lake was stocked in late December
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing has slowed down
Kilchis River: The Kilchis will be a little on the low and clear side this weekend
Necanicum River: The Necanicum will be getting a little low by the weekend but will still be fishable
Nehalem River: The lower reach, from Foss down, is still high and off color
Nestucca River: The Nestucca River is in great shape
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing has slowed down a bit on the Siletz

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