Smelt is becoming the bait of choice Posted on February 22, 2015 by Michael Teague Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Flows of the Willamette at the Falls have been moderating and the water has been clearing. The latest temperature reading was right at 50 degrees as of... This post is only available to Members. If you are a Member, please be sure to log in and remember to select the Remember Me option. If you want to become a member or find out more, take a look here.