: Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing has picked up lately especially during good river conditions. Anglers are catching fish throughout the main stem river with the upper reaches being the most productive during higher flows. During low flows, the mid to lower reaches can produce good results. Drifting the upper sections from Mill Park to Five Rivers should be productive this time of year. Plunking can be especially good during higher murky conditions throughout the river. Casting lures, drifting jigs, bait or egg patterns are effective techniques to consider.
Reported by: Oregon D.F.W
Lures & Spinners
River is approximately 55 miles long and and enters the Pacific Ocean at
Waldport. Most people fish for fall chinook salmon and winter steelhead.
Additionally, searun cutthroat can be caught in August and September. Numerous
boat ramps allow good access to the river. (more on the