Author: Rebecca McCoun

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

[box type=“alert” size=“large” style=“rounded”]The boat ramp at Shel­burn is a lit­tle dif­fi­cult to pull into from upstream because of two large branch­es stick­ing out in the waves just above the ramp. It is pos­si­ble to see the branch­es from upstream and to row around them, toward the mid­dle of the riv­er, and then to cut…
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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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