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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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North Coast Fishing Report April 24th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – With winter steelhead on the outs, and spring Chinook yet to ramp up, north coast anglers are in a holding pattern, especially given the fact that most boat ramps on the north Oregon Coast are currently closed. There typically isn’t a lot of activity at this time in April, but…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 17th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s about over for north coast steelheaders, at least for winter steelheaders. Mid-April marks the traditional change over, where winter steelhead start to head to the spawning grounds and district anglers start to hope for sea-liced infested spring Chinook and offshore fish taco’s and soon, halibut. Let’s hope we’re back…

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Update from ODF&W

Beginning Friday, April 10 at midnight, all hunting and recreational fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be limited to Oregon residents only, in order to limit travel and protect rural communities While most seasons are open, many locations to fish, hunt, crab and clam are closed to public access due to COVID-19 including boat…

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Special For Members

To All Our Members, We Thank You! We know times are tough for outdoor enthusiasts right now. Despite the lack of opportunity available, due to the weak returns of salmon and steelhead we’ve experienced recently, the Shelter-At-Home order and the closure of our area’s boat ramps has dampened spirits and quelled opportunity when the weather…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 10th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – With the majority of interest on spring Chinook in the Willamette Valley, most north coast systems are void of anglers, but teeming with steelhead. It’s true, but with the boat ramps shut down and the Shelter-In-Place order in play, there aren’t many people playing at the coast. The few that…

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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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