Currently flows are around 2,500 cfs at the Waterloo gage

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-2-2022
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Fishing is generally best when flows are below 3,000 cfs. Currently flows are around 2,500 cfs at the Waterloo gage.

Steelhead fishing is open year-round. The run this past year was disappointing, but a few fish are still around, primarily from Waterloo Park upstream to the dam.   

Trout harvest is now closed until May 22. Fishing with bait is only allowed between April 22 and Oct 31. Anglers are reminded that only fin-clipped trout may be kept.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 2nd

Ana Reservoir: Fishing for hybrid bass has been successful for a few fishermen recently
Dog Lake: Ice is approximately 11 inches deep and fishing has been fair
Upper Klamath Lake: Fishing is very slow
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Ice fishing has been excellent at times for small yellow perch
Chetco River: Recent rainfall has brought the river levels up
Cooper Creek Reservoir: A recent extra stocking of larger trout should make fishing for trout more productive
Coos River: The rain this week should finally get the river levels to rise
Coquille River: The rain this week should finally get the river levels to rise to more normal conditions
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is usable and anglers are taking advantage of it
Rogue River- Lower: With recent rainstorms, fishing conditions have improved
Rogue River - Middle: Wild steelhead can now be retained above Hog Creek boat ramp
Rogue River- Upper: Best bets for the upper river would be concentrating on the area between Shady Cove and Touvelle
Sixes River: Current fishing conditions are good
Umpqua River: Steelhead fishing has slowed as the river has gotten low and clear
Winchuck River: Current conditions are great
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing is expected to pick up this week after some much needed rain
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River will be one of the first floatable rivers to come back into shape
Necanicum River: The hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum River is about done
Nehalem River: The Nehalem went all the way into flood stage on Tuesday
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is high and off color but is on the drop
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing should pick up this week as the river starts to drop into shape
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead is expected to pick up as the river drops back into shape later this week
Trask River: The Trask is high and off color
Wilson River: The Wilson went all the way to flood stage on Tuesday
Imnaha River: Anglers have been catching some steelhead in the Imnaha River
John Day River: Steelhead fishing remains closed in rivers and streams within the John Day Basin
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake currently has ice on it
Wallowa River: Steelhead anglers have been successful on the Wallowa River
Hills Creek Reservoir: Hills Creek Reservoir will be stocked this week for the first time this spring
Santiam River ( North Fork) : For the next few months things are going to be fairly quiet as far as fishing on the river goes

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