North and South Santiam River: North - Regulation changes for 2016 makes this section a year-round fishery. The river will be stocked as in previous years starting in May. Anglers may keep up to 5 trout per day. This section of river is closed to salmon fishing.
South - Flows have moderated lately and will continue to decrease throughout the week as nicer weather moves in. This will make for improved fishing conditions just in time, as more steelhead are moving into the basin. Current flows (as of May 9) are around 1,630 cfs as measured at Waterloo
Anglers can target winter and summer steelhead, which can be found in fair numbers in the upper sections. Best sections to fish are from Wiley Creek to Pleasant Valley boat ramps, around Waterloo County Park, and from Lebanon down to the confluence with the North Santiam.