Favorite trout spot on north Santiam

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Just a thread for people to post there favorite trout spot on the north santiam...Also the type of fly would be awesome!


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down is stayton or at minto park in gates...mt favorite fly would be yellow stimulator
 
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I've only fished it once, but below Big Cliff dam there are some B U TEE trout in there! Awesome looking water too..
 
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Mill City hole under the old railroad bridge, Very beautiful natives
 
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Mill City Bridge is a very nice hole, my buddy caught a 26lb clipped chinook earlier this year from under the railroad bridge.

Another good spot is in (or pretty close to) Gates, I am unsure of the exact location (a friend showed me this spot), and it is a spot where you have to park and walk down this dirt hill that is a little steep at the beginning, then you arrive to an area on the Santiam that is just a huge whirlpool and you would be standing on a rock formation which the river cuts through and also flows around the other side, it would not be a pretty place to fall into. I haven't got around to getting my salmon/steelhead tag this year so I never flipped any gear out for bigger fish in this spot, I would like to know if anyone else knows what spot im talking about.
 
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drew 9870,,,that is minto park,,,when u get to the rocks take a right about 100 yards or so and the river turns into a little stream on the bank tons of steelies in there...
 
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I was at minto park one time in about september when i saw probley 10 or 15...... 30 in. plus coho!
 
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i saw a nice 18 in steelhead on the north santiam at elkhorn earlier this year
 
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The best spot on the north fork for large trout is from shelburn to greens bridge. Ive caught trout cutt's in there in excess of 20+". As far as numbers go the best spot is under the bridge in gates. most of these aren't trout but rather hold over smolts so please be gentle.
 
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Its around may 23rd
 
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Bad Doggy!

Bad Doggy!

Okay,my dog ate my regs book ;) when does trout season open on the Santiam? I was thinking about going after some bigger fish out that way soon. Too soon?

Your doggy musta needed some fiber in his/her diet, eh? ;)

The N. Santiam is open for FIN CLIPPED trout, from May 23 - Oct. 31. Only 2 trout per day bag limit.

If that OFF fellow is fishing for trout...it looks like he's not legal!:naughty:

Better wait until may, unless your after steelies.

[U]IMPORTANT NOTE[/U]: the reg book DOES say trout season OPENS on MAY 23rd, and NOT May 22nd like it is for other streams. This may be a typo, so you may want to call ODFW to be certain.
 
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