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South Santiam Fishing Help

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by sapper77, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. sapper77

    sapper77 Linn County Active Member

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    My dad and I have access to property on the south santiam for duck hunting. There is some good water for steelhead/salmon fishing right where we hunt. When is a good time of year to fish for either salmon or steelhead? Fin clipped only? Thanks and Merry Christmas
  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    For winter steelhead-Dec-Feb. Salmon should be in the fall and summer steelhead May-Sept generally. I fished it years ago when a contracting gypsy. Good luck.
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  3. Delta Lima

    Delta Lima Oregon New Member

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    I'd say Summer Steelhead would start late April and Spring Chinook would be May and June. I don't believe there is much of a Winter Steelhead run and no Fall Chinook although there might be some Silvers in the early fall. Google Foster Dam fish counts or South Santiam fish counts and you'll get an idea of peak times.