A few late summer steelhead are all that is 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 4,700 cfs at the Waterloo gauge as of Jan. 17. A few late summer steelhead are all that is available for anglers at this time of year. Hatchery chinook should begin arriving in April.

Hatchery trout harvest season closes Nov. 1. 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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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
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