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North Coast Fishing Report April 3rd, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – Anglers are STRONGLY advised to check local regulations as the upper reaches of several north coast streams CLOSE to steelhead fishing beginning April 1st to protect spawning populations of wild fish. DO CHECK THE REGULATION BOOKLET to make sure your favorite reach remains open. Other rivers such as the Necanicum…

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North Coast Fishing Report March 27th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s getting a bit harder to gauge just how good the fishing is on the north coast, with folks obeying the “stay at home” directive from the Governor. Add that in with the fact almost all of the boat ramps in Tillamook County are on lock-down and it’s just not…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 20th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been another quiet week for steelheaders on the north Oregon coast. Low water conditions continue to persist, but savvy anglers are finding ways to get into fish. It’s simply time for steelhead to enter the river, they are just more wary now than if we had good water conditions.…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 13th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been another slow week for steelheaders on the north coast. Persistent low water conditions have kept people away, but the guides that are still working, are having to work hard for their catch. The Nestucca remains the top river of choice for interest, but guides are hustling their way…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 6th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – Not much has changed since last week. Low, clear water persists on the north coast and steelheaders remain challenged to find consistent action for winter fish. We’re still in peak season for later returning wild fish, and the broodstock option on the Nestucca and Wilson Rivers. Both of those north…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 28th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been a tough week for most north coast rivers. Prolonged low, clear water has kept resident steelhead wary, and incoming steelhead, well, not so incoming. New fish haven’t been coming in, in any great numbers. The lower reaches of most rivers are offering up the best opportunities, but that’s…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 21st, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – You can’t have really high expectations after a couple of knock-down, drag-out days following the previous two high-water events. After such a productive start, most of us keep thinking it’ll be that way after each rain freshet. Well, it was fair, but far from great. Last weekend’s bump in river…

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North Coast Fishing Report February 14th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been a good week for north coast steelhead anglers, especially those that were awaiting the return of broodstock steelhead on the Wilson and Nestucca Rivers. They’re here! Wilson River anglers reported their best action last Monday, where several guide took limits of hatchery steelhead and caught a bunch of…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 7th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 7th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – Well, north coast streams got a single day of opportunity this week, before they went back on the rise through the weekend. Catches were good however, steelhead were ready and willing when flows receded on two of the north coast favorites; the Nestucca and Wilson Rivers. The conditions had everybody…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 31st, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – Well this is going to be easy. There hasn’t been any. With all of the districts rivers so high, there is no fishing to report. Rivers just now are coming into shape, with small systems fishing on Friday, larger systems fishing over the weekend, likely in ideal shape for the…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 24th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – After all the early season doom and gloom reports coming out of Team TGF, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there has been some fabulous fishing on the Wilson and Nestucca systems lately. The Wilson in particular fished really well on Monday (1/20). One guide reported landing 11 steelhead…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 17th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 17th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – Well this will be a simple section. Rivers were largely blown out for most of the week, and only came in on Thursday for anglers to get back on. Not necessarily the case for smaller streams however, but we’ll go into better detail on this in just a bit. If…

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North Coast Fishing Report January 10th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It hasn’t been a robust week for north coast anglers. Even the smaller streams like the North Fork Nehalem and Three Rivers have been running high for several days. The bottom line, few have been fishing with most of the effort being focused on the smaller tributaries such as the…

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Show up for Salmon

Nearly 20 years ago, we (Bob Rees and brother Doug) started The Guide’s Forecast to bring a community of anglers together in what we thought would be a platform for advocacy for Pacific Northwest Fisheries. Although we’ve certainly enjoyed bringing you the most complete and accurate fishing information and forecast for all these years, I…

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North Coast Fishing Report January 3rd, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – There was some decent opportunity for winter steelhead on the north coast, just prior to the most recent rain freshet, which should produce even more opportunity in what most deem the peak of the early returning winter steelhead run. Most anglers know what systems get these early returning run and…

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