: SIUSLAW RIVER: More winter rains and high water are moving fish. This time of year can offer anglers very good fishing when river conditions allow. The Siuslaw can have murky water conditions for an extended period but fishing around the Whittaker Creek area or on Lake Creek that clears more quickly can be effective.
Reported by: Oregon D.F.W
Lures & Spinners
The Siuslaw River, the namesake of the
Siuslaw National Forest, is approximately 100 miles long and enters the Pacific
Ocean at Florence, Oregon. Most people fish for fall chinook salmon in the
estuary and winter steelhead in the river. Additionally, searun cutthroat can be
caught in August and September. The river's long estuary has numerous private
and public boat ramps and the river above tidewater has several more.
Driving Directions: The Siuslaw River is paralleled for much of its
length by State Hwys 126 and 36. Hwy 101 also crosses the river at Florence.
Campgrounds: Two Bureau of Land Management campgrounds are present
along the upper river. These are Whittaker Creek with 31 sites and Clay Creek
with 26 sites.