The bite has been steady over the holiday weeks

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Like the Salmon and Alsea rivers, the first few winter steelhead are beginning to enter the Siletz Basin. The Siletz also has a hatchery component to its steelhead run and provides a great opportunity early in the season for steelhead retention. Most of the early component fish have shot up and are likely hanging around in the upper Siletz Gorge. The Gorge provides excellent bank fishing opportunity but as winter flows settle in be mindful of traversing the river at higher flows. ‌

The bite has been steady over the holiday weeks, but moving into January has definitley slowed down. With the amount of rain, we have seen we should start to see those January fish moving around in the system up in the Gorge. ‌

Trout fishing closed Oct. 31.

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