Currently flows are around 4,600 cfs at the Waterloo gauge

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 4,600 cfs at the Waterloo gauge as of May 2. Winter steelhead numbers are improving but are still low. Anglers can tell winter steelhead from hatchery summer steelhead by their intact adipose fin. Take care to release any wild fish unharmed. Hatchery chinook should begin arriving in good numbers by mid-May.

About 150 summer steelhead have already crossed into the upper Willamette Basin at Willamette Falls, hopefully the forerunners of many more. Peak fishing for them is between May and July.

Anglers are reminded that only fin-clipped trout may be kept.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 3rd
Klamath River - Upper - OR: The weather is warming up and the fishing is getting good in the Klamath Basin
Fourmile Lake: Snow is blocking access into Fourmile Lake
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is 50 percent full.
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir is ice-free
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: The lake will probably not be stocked this week due to ice
Phillips Reservoir: Reservoir is 25 percent full
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir Fishing Report
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir is full and has been stocked with trout
Wood River: Fishing was fair on opening day
Diamond Lake: Ice still lingers on Diamond Lake
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 65 percent full and multiple boat ramps are usable now
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is at 48 percent full
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is at 37 percent full
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is around 2,900 cfs
Rogue River- Upper: The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is in the 880 cfs vicinity
Umpqua River: Fishing conditions on the mainstem Umpqua are looking good this week
Alsea River: Trout fishing will reopen on May 22
Siletz River: Winter steelhead are moving up in the Siletz River
Trask River: Trask River Report
Wilson River: Wilson River Report
Yaquina River: Yaquina River Report
Detroit Reservoir: Currently the reservoir is slowly filling
Santiam River ( North Fork) : No recent fishing reports