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Alsea River

Rating - Good   

Monday, Jan 16 2023
Winter steelhead are throughout the Alsea system. The popular NF Alsea fishery is open and improving. This fishery should continue to improve over the coming weeks as more fish enter the system. The later returning wild broodstock fish are starting to be caught in the NF Alsea. Boat and bank fishing has been fair over the past week.Trout fishing will reopen on May 22.

About

The Alsea River is just 48 miles long and follows Oregon Highway 34 for most of its length.

Beginning in the mountains of the Central Oregon Coastal Range. There are two forks of the Alsea, the North and the South that join and are accessible through the Siuslaw National Forest.

The Alsea flows directly into the Pacific and is a good steelhead fishery.



Techniques & Tips

You can find trout in the Alsea but the river is known for Steelhead and most anglers throw their entire tackle box of lures are these fish, often with good results.

The North Fork has a lot of shoulders and banks along the shoreline. Drift boat fishing, spinners, and surface jigs work here. Steelhead with hit on plastic worms worked through the current and are often caught on a simpler worm and bobber rig in slower moving sections of water.

This is not a wide river and diminishes late in the summer. Smaller lures work well here and on sunny days darker lures often catch more steelhead than bright shiny spinners and spoons.

Steelhead will hit on streamers, and dry flies at different times through the year.






Monday, Jan 16 2023



Access Info

Chinnook, Cutthroat Trout, and Steelhead.



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Alsea River


Rating - Good

Winter steelhead are throughout the Alsea system. The popular NF Alsea fishery is open and improving. This fishery should continue to improve over the coming weeks as more fish enter the system. The later returning wild broodstock fish are starting to be caught in the NF Alsea. Boat and bank fishing has been fair over the past week.Trout fishing will reopen on May 22.

About

The Alsea River is just 48 miles long and follows Oregon Highway 34 for most of its length.

Beginning in the mountains of the Central Oregon Coastal Range. There are two forks of the Alsea, the North and the South that join and are accessible through the Siuslaw National Forest.

The Alsea flows directly into the Pacific and is a good steelhead fishery.



Techniques & Tips

You can find trout in the Alsea but the river is known for Steelhead and most anglers throw their entire tackle box of lures are these fish, often with good results.

The North Fork has a lot of shoulders and banks along the shoreline. Drift boat fishing, spinners, and surface jigs work here. Steelhead with hit on plastic worms worked through the current and are often caught on a simpler worm and bobber rig in slower moving sections of water.

This is not a wide river and diminishes late in the summer. Smaller lures work well here and on sunny days darker lures often catch more steelhead than bright shiny spinners and spoons.

Steelhead will hit on streamers, and dry flies at different times through the year.


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