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North Santiam Watershed Council

Fishing Update for the North Santiam River

Based on video mon­i­tor­ing (through mid-November) at Upper and Lower Ben­nett dams near Stay­ton, approx­i­mately 5,200 sum­mer steel­head moved into the upper North San­tiam this sea­son. That’s about 20 per­cent of the nearly 25,000 sum­mer steel­head that passed the Willamette Falls this. year Coho sea­son on the North San­tiam from Stay­ton up to Big Cliff Dam […]

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Oregon’s Sturgeon Bag Limit Reduced to One Fish

Under new rules adopted by the Fish and Wildlife Com­mis­sion, Oregon’s stur­geon bag limit will be reduced to one fish per year begin­ning in 2013. The new rule cov­ers all Ore­gon waters includ­ing the North San­tiam, all other inland rivers, bays and estu­ar­ies.  The rul­ing super­sedes a two fish annual bag limit set last Sep­tem­ber as part […]

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North Santiam Watershed Council

ODFW Fish Migration Report July 25, 2012

  Based on video mon­i­tor­ing at Ben­nett dam near Stay­ton, approx­i­mately 3,000 sum­mer steel­head and 3,000 spring chi­nook have moved into the North San­tiam River sys­tem. Spring chi­nook hatch­ery brood col­lec­tion has started at Upper Ben­nett dam and will con­tinue through the end of July. Many fish includ­ing all sum­mer steel­head, are being passed above […]

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ODFW Fish Migration Report for June 28, 2012

River flows rates are excel­lent right now, cur­rently around 2,500 cfs at Mehama on the North Fork. Large num­bers of fish are mov­ing into the North San­tiam River. The num­ber of sum­mer steel­head pass­ing above Willamette Falls on the Willamette stood at 19,132, on June 19. Based on video mon­i­tor­ing at Ben­nett dam near Stay­ton, several […]

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ODFW Recreation Report June 8, 2012

Fish are mov­ing into the Willamette River at the moment. ODFW reported the num­ber of win­ter and sum­mer steel­head pass­ing above Willamette Falls at 7,556 and 11,261 respec­tively, as of May 29. Based on their video mon­i­tor­ing at Ben­nett dam near Stay­ton, sev­eral hun­dred sum­mer steel­head have moved into the North San­tiam River. Spring chi­nook are […]

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Free Fishing Weekend June 9th and 10th

The Ore­gon Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife announced this week­end is Free Fish­ing Week­end in Ore­gon, and many ponds, lakes and streams have been stocked in antic­i­pa­tion of this event. Fish­ing licenses and tags are not required for any­body who wants to fish Sat­ur­day and Sun­day June 9–10. Large num­bers of sum­mer steel­head are mov­ing into the […]

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