The Siletz has been remaining fair and steady throughout March

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Siletz has been remaining fair and steady throughout March. The Siletz also has a hatchery component to its steelhead run and provides a great opportunity for early season steelhead retention. Most of the earlier fish have shot up and are hanging around in the upper Siletz Gorge. Some of the deeper pools after the 4-mile bridge likely have some fish hanging around. The Gorge provides excellent bank fishing opportunity but as winter flows settle in, be mindful of traversing the river at higher flows. ‌

Lower down in the system floating through town, anywhere between Moonshine and Morgan has shown some excellent success. Folks are landing several fish per trip! We have been seeing fresh bright fish being caught as far down as Jack Morgan. The bite has slowed over the past week, although conditions have remained fair. This weekend is set to be low and clearwith rains coming earlier in the week.‌

We have started to see more fish reaching the trap, which bodes well for bank angling along the upper gorge road! The obstruction land slide at mile post 12.1 has been removed allowing full access to the fishery. ‌

Trout fishing will reopen May 22.

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, March 21st
: ODFW Recreation Report
Owyhee River - East Fork: Fishing should be fair just below the dam