Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for March 18th

While the flow at Willamette Falls started to moderate today, March 17th, the water temperature is a chilly 47 degrees. We’ve talked about winter steelhead numbers the St. Pat’s total a little better than 3.600, the bulk of which are destined for the Santiams. A modestly significant showing of summer steelhead is also worth a…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Feb 12th

Water level and flow have been on a downward trend since the first day of February with water visibility improving to 2,8 feet as of the latest reading. While the significance of an average of 50 or so winter steelhead passing the Falls on their upriver journey, as is the February 9th total of 1,654,…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Feb 5th

The Willamette River, as the largest in the valley, has yet to start to react to the freshet that is inevitable from heavy rainfall today and that which will fall over the weekend. No spring Chinook have yet been reported from the lower river. While the waters of the McKenzie River have been dropping for…

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