River is currently running around 1,440 cfs at the gauge in Mehama

Santiam River ( North Fork) - Stayton, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

No recent fishing reports. River levels best for fishing are at or below 3,000 cfs, and the river is currently running around 1,440 cfs at the gauge in Mehama. Flows have come down significantly during the recent dry spell and should remain in good shape for the next few days. There are very few fish available for harvest this time of year. The spring Chinook run is the next big opportunity for anglers and will start to show up in late April.

Fishing for hatchery steelhead is open year-round. Trout season below Big Cliff dam closed on Nov. 1. Bait is not allowed from Nov. 1 through April 21. Any unclipped (wild) steelhead or trout that are caught must be released unharmed

Two rod validation allowed in the Willamette River starting March 1 below the Falls, April 16 above
Willamette River

CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Anglers with the validation will be able to use two rods in the Willamette River this year for hatchery...... Read More