I heard from someone tonight that drift creek is supposed to have some pretty good fishing (salmon, steelhead). Though from what i understand they are all native and cannot be kept; my question is, does anyone have any experience with this? I have done a search but found very little. I found a road on google maps that cuts across 2 sections of the creek. If i dont have to go out of town this weekend i may do some exploring.....with my gear that is.
For steelhead you can fish up to the falls until the end of March:
Drift Creek (Alsea Basin, Lincoln Co.):
1. Mouth upstream to Lyndon Creek
(near head of tidewater)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
2. Lyndon Creek upstream to 200 feet
below Bohanon Falls located at
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Oct. 16-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon Oct. 16-Dec. 31.
3. Tributaries not listed and mainstem
and tributares above Bohanon Falls
For salmon you can fish up to the wilderness area boundary (not the falls as the standard regs state). Drift Cr. closed to Chinook above western boundary of the Drift Cr. Wilderness (RM 11) Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
thank you for the extra info. From the research i have done tonight it seems to be a great creek to fish if you are up for a hike. Funny how its just right in my backyard and i just find out about this. If i could only call in sick to work
I caught my first and still my largest steelhead on that stream. Be respectful with the landowners in the area and be aware of when you are on private land.
Sure you aren't thinking of the Drift Creek north? Siletz bay. Cuz the Drift Creek that drains into Alsea Bay is mostly in NF land where it flows above tide. But I was hiking in the wilderness area a few years ago when three guys came in with fly rods going for Chinooks.