Tag: recreation

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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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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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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2013 Winter Steelhead Guide and Fishing Regulations

The Ore­gon Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife updat­ed the sport fish­ing reg­u­la­tions and Win­ter Steel­head Guide for 2013 today. 2013 Sport Fish­ing Reg­u­la­tions The  Willamette Zone Sport Fish­ing Reg­u­la­tions for 2013 on the ODFW web­site do not appear to have changed.  Print­ed ver­sions should be avail­able at ODFW offices and from license sales agents by mid-Decem­ber.…
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Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe is a Parasitic Plant of Trees and Fungus

On a recent hike along Pamil­ia Creek, I came across this clump of Indi­an Pipe grow­ing under a dense stand of large Dou­glas fir.  It caught my eye, because even though it’s a herba­ceous plant, it looks more like a fun­gus. In fact, I always assumed Indi­an Pipe, like many fun­gi, lived off of 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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