ummer steelhead are off to a pretty good start

Santiam River (South Fork) - Sweet Home, OR (Linn County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing is generally best when flows are below 3,000 cfs. Currently flows are around 2,200 cfs at the Waterloo gauge as of April 23. Fishing is starting to heat up with the arrival of the first few summer steelhead of the season. Summer steelhead are off to a pretty good start this year with over 1,750 adults having crossed into the upper Willamette River so far. A few of these fish have already arrived in the South Santiam and are being caught by anglers, with more arriving each day.‌

A few weeks behind are the spring chinook, but their numbers are expected to rise dramatically in the next couple of weeks. Now that we are beyond April 22, bait restrictions are lifted and anglers can use bait through the end of October.

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