Winter Steelhead Improved this Last Week
Siletz River - Lincoln City, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Winter steelhead improved this last week with the rise in river levels and good conditions as the river dropped into shape. The drift boaters caught a good number of hatchery fish over the weekend. Cold weather and low clear flows have slowed things down a bit but the rain forecasted for later this week will warm things up and bring the river back to that steelhead green color. Anglers are starting to catch more wild fish in the basin as well, remember to handle these wild fish with care and immediately release them back into the river. January is typically when things heat up and continue through March/April. Side drifting, bobber dogging, bobber fishing with jigs, and casting lures are all great techniques to catch winter steelhead.
Trout fishing in streams will reopen May 22, 2019.
The 4.0 mile bridge (aka Steel Bridge) in the Siletz gorge is open to motorized vehicles, but is only open to public vehicles on the weekend. Anglers can walk/bike in the road during the weekdays. If anglers do walk in they can park at the one mile gate and start from there.
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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, January 16th
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing has Been Fair
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Steelhead Report
Necanicum River: After Rain Events for the Best Action.
Nestucca River: January is a Great Month to be on the Nestucca
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Trask River: Prime Shape by the Middle of Next Week.
Wilson River: January is a Great Month to be on the Wilson
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Willamette River: Middle Fork Willamette River Fishing Report
Olallie Lake: Olallie Lake Fishing Report
Sandy River: Steelhead Fishing Appears to be Picking Up
Santiam River North Fork-2: A Few Winter Steelhead are Showing Up
Timothy Lake: Excellent Trout Fishing for Bank and Boat Anglers
Trail Bridge Reservoir: Significant Public Access Constraints
Coos River: Coos River Basin Fishing Report
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Saturday, January 12th
Rogue River Upper: Commission meets Jan. 18 in Salem
Columbia River: Joint workgroup of Oregon, Washington commissioners meets about Columbia River fisheries