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North Santiam River Report January 1, 2013

The North San­tiam River level is drop­ping and the water is cold. Clar­ity is tol­er­a­ble. Some new steel­head are com­ing upstream, and we now have 412 fresh steel­head in the river sys­tem plus quite a few left over sum­mer steel­head, some of which are still good and some of which should be returned to the […]

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North Santian River Report

North Santiam River Report, October 1, 2012

Chan­nel Changes: Shel­burn to Green’s Bridge The last high water events had a favor­able result in the two mile sec­tion of mov­ing log­jams between Shel­burn and Green’s Bridge. Two upper entrances to the South chan­nel have been par­tially blocked by trees and gravel bars.  Now the entrance to that chan­nel is easy to nego­ti­ate. The […]

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North Santian River Report

North Santiam River Report for September 12, 2012

Watch­ing salmon spawn is not nec­es­sar­ily voyeurism. Sci­en­tif­i­cally, it is an inter­est­ing process and if we under­stand it we are able to help the salmon be more suc­cess­ful with their repro­duc­tion and also to be more suc­cess­ful with our fish­ing tech­niques. Some of the salmon started spawn­ing the last week of August and the first […]

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North Santiam River at Niagara

North Santiam River Report August 13, 2012

The weather has been great, and is likely to con­tinue. Water tem­per­a­ture is in the mid-fifties both going into and com­ing out of Detroit Lake. Nia­gara water has been between 56 and 59 degrees, tol­er­a­ble for steel­head and salmon. Water tem­per­a­ture at Green’s Bridge has been between 64 and 71, much too warm for sporting […]

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