The Siletz is starting to see its first summers and springers being caught!‌

Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Siletz is starting to see its first summers and springers being caught!‌

This last week we saw our first summers reach the trap, bright and chrome! Only a handful reached the trap before temperatures dropped again. Fish are likely holding throughout the gorge and in the lower mainstem for temperatures to come up a bit before moving freely throughout the basin.‌

Spring Chinook fishing has begun on the Siletz. Although it's still early in the season we have had a few reports of fish being caught lower in the system. With the rains we got last week, going into the sunny weekend we should see some fresh fish moving into the system. ‌

Springer fishing won't really pick up until later May and into June. We haven't seen any spring Chinook reach the trap yet, and so the fish that are in are likely lower in the system. We have had a few reports from fish being caught on the town loop as well! ‌

It's a slower start to both Spring Chinook and summer steelhead! ‌Trout fishing reopened May 22.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 12th

Fourmile Lake: The lake is currently 55 percent full
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is 38 percent full
Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout have begun to move to water quality refuge in good numbers this week
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing for rainbow trout should be fair from shore and boat
Lost River: Fishing bait for brown bullhead is your best bet
Sprague River: The river is slightly tannin colored but at a great flow for fishing
North Fork Sprague River: The black drake mayfly hatch is slowing
South Fork Sprague River: The river is still high but fishable
Thief Valley Reservoir: Rainbow trout have been stocked and are available to anglers
Williamson River: Williamson River Report
Wood River: The river is brown due to runoff on Sun Creek and Annie Creek
Chetco River: Cutthroat trout are scattered throughout the river
Diamond Lake: Anglers did well this last weekend catching some nice rainbows in the 15-inch range
Galesville Reservoir: Water levels are high
Garrison Lake: The lake has been very windy so fishing has been tough
Rogue River- Lower: River fishing has slowed, but anglers are picking the occasional Chinook
Rogue River - Middle: Flow in Grants Pass is about 3,090 cfs with a water temperature of around 61F
Rogue River- Upper: A very strong early season total of almost 6,000 hatchery spring Chinook have made it into the hatchery
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): The Rogue above Lost Creek is open for fishing and with flows dropping fishing has been good
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook fishing picked up in the Nestucca last week