Siuslaw River Fishing Reports

Markk

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I think the coho will be just fine with it, they can use the fish ladder anytime they want, or pass through the dam when it is open enough.

If it reduces the big surges of coho that often followed a big change in the dam opening, that could make catching them a bit more difficult, for some.
I think if it does reduce the big surges it could be a good thing as the fish wouldn’t stack up outside the outlet making it more difficult on for the seals.
 

rogerdodger

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Siltcoos water level a bit higher Friday, we need more rain but they should be increasing the opening of the dam soon. probably. I did not see any coho activity in the river below the dam.
 

Markk

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Siltcoos water level a bit higher Friday, we need more rain but they should be increasing the opening of the dam soon. probably. I did not see any coho activity in the river below the dam.
Any updates on the dam and lake?
Thanks
 

rogerdodger

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dam opening was increased Sunday, river was flowing nicely, but no sign of coho in the river below the dam while we were there Sunday.

Pepper and I fished the west and north areas of the lake today, not many boats out fishing. We did find this 'little' guy while "spin/trolling" in about 3' of water. 28" buck just as bright as a dime.

Water level is up, they should be letting more out soon.

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hobster

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Thanks. I’ve used Cabelas reels and jigs and was highly disappointed but their rods have held up great. I have a handful and none have done me wrong. I dig em too
 
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Gary W

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OK we had a couple of days of rain has it brought any fish into Siltcooos, Tahackinish, or Tenmile. (Excuse my spelling.) Or is it too late in the year with lack of rain?
 

rogerdodger

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fresh coho are caught in the lakes right through the end of December, these fish don't have very far to go and often enter fresh water late. and these later coho can be BIG.

I'm looking to get out a couple of times over the Thanksgiving weekend. Well, just one more time if I'm successful. ;) (unfortunately, reports I have had for the fishing this month have not been great.)

one trick to finding success at Siltcoos is figuring out where the most coho are going to be and focusing there. between larger rain events, the fish often gather near the top of the spawning arms, in shallow water over the top of weed beds. A big rain event usually causes all these fish to shoot up into the creeks and out of reach. But if the rain event brings in new fish, they will be coming up the river, near the outlet, along the west shore, and moving through travel lanes in the lake towards the spawning arms for a few days, then often many are along the east shoreline, getting their bearings before turning N. or S. :cool:
 
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