Both summer steelhead and Chinook salmon are available

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

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing is generally best when flows are below 3,000 cfs. Currently flows are around 1,230 cfs at the Waterloo gauge, which is a huge improvement over the past few weeks when rains had swollen the river above most angler’s comfort zone. These next few weeks are going to be some of the best fishing opportunities for the river all year. Both summer steelhead and Chinook salmon are available in good numbers with more on the way. Best sections to fish are from Waterloo upstream to just below Foster Dam. Over 700 chinook and 600 summer steelhead have already entered the ladder at Foster as of June 30. 

Hatchery trout harvest season reopened on 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.

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