SILETZ RIVER: Fall Chinook fishing is producing good numbers of fish with anglers having the good results in the lower to mid sections of tidewater. Trolling spinners or herring is producing well during the incoming tide through the high slack and productive bobber fishing mid to upper tidewater has kicked in recently.
The wild coho fishery opened on Sept. 15 and anglers are having the best results trolling cut plug herring or casting spinners from the bank in the lower river and around the mouth of the bay.
Steelhead fishing has been slow. The best chance to hook into a summer steelhead is in the early mornings from Moonshine Park up to the deadline. However, fire season is in full swing and the upper river above Moonshine Park has been closed to all public entry until further notice. Call 541-336-3819 for the most current land closure information.
The cutthroat trout fishery is fair with sea run cutthroat being found in the mid to lower section of the river. Using small presentations such as spinners, jigs under a bobber, or fly fishing can produce good results.