When do the steelhead start showing up on this river? Around the little north fork arm. Up by mill city? Just curious.
Mike123 said:In the South Santiam they start showing end of March, beginning of May.. depends on year. We're getting WAY more winters over the falls then last year so it may be a good native fishery this year C&R. Maybe another month and it should be worth the time to go fish for them. :dance:
nointrntrprts said:at least the ones headin up the Santiam system will be in the mid-river about now... give em a few weeks once they pass oregon city, another week or two to get up the Santiam - not all the fish passing oregon city head up the Santiam though - quite a few do, but not all of em.
this year should be pretty good up there.. and some do go up little north fork.
good luck is all i can say - pretty rare catchin' til ya dial em in.
gypotats said:dont waste your time on the little north fork. i spent a couple of winters freezin on that river with nothin. i think the natives are few and far between that run up it.not that there not there but i think you be pretty lucky to get on strike out of fishing it a week.