The Alsea river has been fair the past few weeks

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Alsea river has been fair the past few weeks. The first component of the run has come in and as we move further into March fish are still being caught. The Alsea Hatchery holes have been providing some excellent bank fishing for some of these fish. There are hatchery steelhead open for retention in the Alsea Basin. ‌

The upper Alsea floats have also been producing a decent number of fish 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. The bite is definitely slowing down as we have passed the peak of the season but fish are definitely still being caught! ‌

After the rains we got last week, the river should see some more fish moving throughout the basin, and levels will be low and clear going into this weekend. The weekend will be clear and provide some excellent fishing conditions. The rain throughout the week will provide fish some maneuver space and move throughout the basin. ‌

Check the regulations before you head out this weekend!

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, March 21st
: ODFW Recreation Report
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