Flows are currently around 6520 cfs

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

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

This river is open year-round to fishing, but ideal conditions usually begin after snowmelt recedes in late June. Flows are currently around 6520 cfs where it flows into Detroit Reservoir and dropping. About 2,200 hatchery trout were released last week in multiple locations.  Water temperature is not a concern here, but fishing success is generally better early in the morning or late in the evening.

Anglers may see salmon actively spawning along the river. Please keep your distance and do not disturb them during this time so they can complete this vital step in their life cycle. Also, please keep your dog away from salmon carcasses as they can make dogs very ill, even fatally so, if they are consumed.  

Anglers may keep up to five trout per day. Remember, this section of river is closed to salmon fishing.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, September 8th, 2022
John Day River: Steelhead fishing will close in the John Day River this fall due to low projected returns of wild steelhead
: ODFW Recreation Report
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is very low at 1 percent full
Upper Klamath Lake: Best fishing is from a boat as bank access is limited
Sprague River: Flows are low at 97 cfs
North Fork Sprague River: The river above the fire is a better bet for fishing
Sycan River: Fishing not recommended due to extensive drought and fire
Wood River: Fishing for brown trout and redband trout should be good this week
Chetco River: The bag limit reduction is in place to reduce harvest on older age wild Chinook
Coos River: Salmon fishing slowed down over the past week
Fish Lake : Reservoir draw down should be slowing
Rogue River- Lower: Fall Chinook fishing has been good in the estuary
Alsea River: Fall Chinook fishing has been good on the Alsea
Nehalem River: This past week fishing remained good
Nestucca River: The wild coho fishery for Nestucca Bay starts Saturday, Sept. 10
Siletz River: Still fish holding throughout the system
Yaquina River: Fall Chinook fishing is starting to pick up on the Yaquina
Gold Lake: Open for fishing, no new fishing reports
Leaburg Lake: Oversized fish and catch rates have been REALLY good!
McKenzie River: Will be stocked again this week
Middle Fork of the Williamette: The Middle Fork Willamette River is open to bait below Dexter Dam only
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Flows should hold steady for the next few weeks

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