The early winter steelhead have entered the Alsea River basin

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The early winter steelhead have entered the Alsea River basin. Most of these fish took advantage of the huge storms we've had the past few weeks to dart upriver. Not many lingering lower down in the system. The Alsea Hatchery holes have been providing some excellent bank fishing for some of these early fish. There are hatchery steelhead that are open for retention in the Alsea Basin. ‌

As we progress into the season, the hatchery has been a good place for bank fishing. The upper Alsea floats have also been producing a decent number of fish caught as a new batch of fish works its way up into the system. Newer fish have been filtering into the system, as the water stays cold and clear. We are seeing some decent numbers of fish being caught lower in the system. ‌

Although conditions were good last weekend, we didn't see a ton of fish caught. The bite on the Alsea is slowing a bit as we move into later February. We should still see more fish pushing into the system as we move into March! ‌

Check the regulations before you head out this weekend!

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 21st

Grande Ronde River: Steelhead fishing has begun to slow as fish move upriver into the Wallowa River
Wallowa River: Steelhead fishing has been quite good on the Wallowa River over the past weeks
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is 69 percent full
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir at 74 percent full
EE Wilson Angling Pond: Recenlty Stocked
Quartzville Creek: Flows have come down and are around 650 cfs
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running at around 2,600 cfs
Santiam River (South Fork): The river's turbidity is improving
Deschutes River- Lower: Lower Deschutes Slab
Wallowa River: Steelhead on a fly rod
Nehalem River- North Fork: Winter Steelhead!

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