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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Chinook Starting to Roll in Nehalem, Coho Only Fair Out of Garibaldi North Coast Fishing Report – Anglers have been taking advantage of friendly seas along the central and north Oregon Coast. Coho catches, along with some quality Chinook, have made their way to fish boxes for several anglers working out of Depoe Bay and…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho Catches Subdued, Offshore Weather Improves but Albacore Moved Offshore North Coast Fishing Report – As freshwater fisheries (literally) dry up, anglers typically look west for ocean opportunities this time of year. We are on a short string of nice ocean weather days, but that doesn’t mean the fish will cooperate. Starting with ocean coho,…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

A Rough Ocean This Weekend; Nehalem Chinook Starting to Show North Coast Fishing Report – With ocean salmon fishing closing north of Cape Falcon come Monday, more interest should arise for the south of Falcon ports. Unfortunately, coho fishing south of Cape Falcon has been less than impressive, especially lately. Cold waters seems to have…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Newport Producing Coho, Nearshore Halibut Out of Garibaldi North Coast Fishing Report – This section will be updated by 11:59 p.m. on 7/16 As is commonly the case, anglers start to look offshore for opportunity as freshwater fisheries take a downturn in the warmer, lower flows of most north coast systems. It’ll be easy to…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Ocean Coho Best Out of Newport & Depoe Bay, Halibut Fishing Disappointing North Coast Fishing Report – This time of year, most north coast anglers looks to the ocean to satisfy their fishing fetish, and for good reason. With low, clear conditions on most north coast rivers, a less-than-stellar return of spring Chinook and summer…

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North Oregon Coast Fishing Report

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook season is on the ropes for Tillamook Bay. With the exception of a mid-May flurry, it never really got off the ropes. Trollers took advantage of the last soft tide series this week, targeting spring Chinook along the north jetty, on the inside of Tillamook Bay. Guides and…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Two additional halibut openers; Tillamook springer fishers still struggle North Coast Fishing Report – This is traditionally when Tillamook Bay anglers start to wind down their bay spring Chinook season, but in recent years, some of the better catches of the season have been happening this late in the season. Not many are confident after…

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North Oregon Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

North Coast Fishing Report – Tillamook spring Chinook fishing is flatly in the toilet. One guide reported 3 days of effort for just 2 jack salmon. Jacks seem to be making up a large percentage of the catch, but there is an odd absence of 4-year old fish. Despite excellent tides for lower bay (north…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Tillamook Spring Chinook Are Biting, Bottomfishing is Good North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing remains surprisingly steady on Tillamook Bay, a body of water that has produced less than stellar results in previous years. Most recently, the upper bay has produced fair catches for spring Chinook, for those using spinners and trolled herring…

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North Coast Fishing Report

Spring Chinook Making a Fair Showing in Tillamook Bay North Coast Fishing Report – It’s become apparent that there WILL be a spring Chinook return to Tillamook Bay this year. In previous years, anglers struggled for consistency, and although it’s been decades since I’ve seen “consistent” springer fishing on Tillamook Bay, for how the action…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook have arrived on Tillamook Bay. But just because we’ve heard of a few, doesn’t mean it’s explosive fishing. Even in the best of years, “explosive” is rarely a term we’ve used for Tillamook Bay fishing. Last week, on the weaker tide series, boats were catching fish in the…

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North Coast Fishing Report

Springers, Halibut, and Lingcod, Oh My! North Coast Fishing Report – We reported LAST WEEK about the various boat ramps re-opening to spring Chinook anglers in Tillamook. Click back to last week’s report for that information. This week, the Port of Garibaldi is lifting some of its restrictions for boaters, allowing access to the lower…

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We’re coming into a minus tide this weekend

North Coast Fishing Report – With extensive closures still in place on many of the district’s boat ramps, the north coast remains a quiet place for most anglers. The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners have recently adopted a new resolution, allowing for the sporadic use of the area’s boat ramps for spring Chinook anglers. HERE…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 1st, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – Although spring Chinook are starting to show in the Tillamook district, we’re still weeks away from peak season. Historically, mid-May was the most productive period for springers here. Now, some of the best fishing takes place in mid to late June. There have been reports of spring Chinook caught in…

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