Siletz River Fish Report for 5-17-2023
Winter steelhead are still moving about the Siletz basin
Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Winter steelhead are still moving about the Siletz basin. We have seen a few fresh fish in the upper basin but most of the last winter steelhead we’re seeing are colored up. Fish have also been seen spawning in the mid-upper mainstem. There will be a gap in active fishing as the winter steelhead run ends and the summer steelhead run begins in a few weeks.
Going into the weekend the Siletz will be your best bet for any early summer steelhead coming back into the basin. Expect to see a decline in fish activity as we move further into May with most of the fish pushing high into the system.
The Siletz has peaked for winter steelhead, and we have not seen any more the past few weeks. January-March is the typical peak for winter steelhead fishing on the Siletz River. It has been slow the past week with a significant drop in pressure and activity for winter steelhead.
Trout fishing in streams will reopen May 22, 2023.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, May 17th
Ben Irving Reservoir: Bass fishing is reportedly good jigging in the morning
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Bass and bluegill should be active now
Diamond Lake: As of Wednesday, there is still ice covering much of the lake
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 73 percent full
Expo Pond: Several reports of good-size largemouth bass have come in
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is at 55 percent full
Galesville Reservoir: This week looks to be a good time to fish Galesville
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is at 48 percent full
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt is 54 percent full
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac has had several rounds of trout stocking over the last few months
Medco Pond: Medco Pond Fishing Report
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I Report
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is around 4,900 cfs and average river temperature is 55F
Rogue River- Upper: The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is around 4,200 cfs and 49F
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Trout releases will start again next week, but holdover trout are still available
Tenmile Lakes: Largemouth bass fishing is improving in Tenmile Lakes
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fishing Report
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