Fall Chinook fishing continues to be good on the Siletz

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Summer steelhead fishing typically picks up in the fall when the water temperatures cool down and we get small amounts of rain. September and October can be great times to catch summer steelhead with minimal crowds. The peak for summer steelhead is typically June-August.

Fall Chinook fishing continues to be good on the Siletz estuary and there are some nice fish being caught every day. Fishing will continue to improve through September as more fish move into the system on each tide.

Wild coho retention is allowed on the Siletz River from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. The daily bag limit is one adult wild coho per day and one for the season. This is another “one and done” season for wild coho. Meaning you can only keep one adult wild Coho from the Siletz River for the entire 2022 season.

Cutthroat trout are also abundant and available throughout the Siletz basin, check the regulations for opens areas and bag limits. Trout fishing in streams closes on Oct. 31.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
Grande Ronde River: Grande Ronde River opens for coho salmon harvest on Sept. 24
Thief Valley Reservoir: Fishing will likely be difficult at lower reservoir levels
Unity Reservoir: Dropping throughout the summer and is about 1/4 full
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout fishing should picking up
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Anglers still seem to be doing well on bass
Diamond Lake: Many anglers were finding success with brown trout on the South End
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is filling with the input of various springs and is now at 15 percent full
Galesville Reservoir: No recent reports from anglers fishing Galesville
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is down to 6 percent full at the end of irrigation season
Plat I Reservoir: Fishing at Plat I should be pretty good for bass
Rogue River- Lower: Boat anglers are catching a mix of fall Chinook and coho in the estuary
Rogue River - Middle: The bulk of Chinook seem to be below the Grants Pass are
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Reservoir releases have dropped to their typical September levels
Tenmile Lakes: Tenmile Lakes Fishing Report
Umpqua River: Chinook fishing has been moderate this summer
North Umpqua River: Summer steelhead fishing will pick up with recent rains
South Umpqua River : Closed Through November 30th
Necanicum River: Fall Chinook will start to show up in the Necanicum River
Nehalem River: Fall Chinook fishing has slowed on Nehalem Bay
Nestucca River: Fall Chinook fishing is picking up a little in Nestucca Bay
Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing is starting to pick up on the Salmon River

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