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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Effort is beginning to taper, but hard core salmon trollers will still by plying the waters of the upper bay on this next minus tide series. It’s been tough fishing as of late, that won’t change anytime soon, I’m confident of that. The low tide exchanges had anglers focused on…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing remains predictably challenging. Low district rivers are keeping springers in the estuary, but there just aren’t that many springers in the system. The focus lately has been in the upper bay and a few fish are being caught every day, with a sporadic good day here and…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s still relatively quiet on the spring Chinook front. As a matter of fact, fishery managers have a growing concern that the hatchery may not make broodstock this season, so they closed the hatchery hole on the Trask River effective Thursday. HERE is the official press release. The return is…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 7th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 7th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Yes, it’s still spring Chinook season in Tillamook County, but if you find yourself coming across one, you had better consider a lottery ticket because you’re one of the rare ones. A minus tide this week will keep anglers focused on upper bay fishing, where catches have been light despite…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 31st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 31st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s still doldrums fishing in the Tillamook district. Although we’re in a historical peak period for springers in Tillamook Bay and the Trask River, catches in recent years have not been impressive. That has been the case this year, with just an occasional fish being taken on the recent hold-over…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 24th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 24th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Still a bit quiet on the spring Chinook front for Tillamook County anglers. The big minus tide series this week put anglers in the upper reach of Tillamook Bay in anticipation of a spinner bite on the last half of outgoing tide. Anchor fishermen using plugs also anticipated some opportunity;…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 17th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 17th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Reliable reports of spring Chinook are indicating that the run is underway in Tillamook Bay. Fair catches of springers on the last half of outgoing tide at Memaloose early this week (Monday and Tuesday) indicate that there will be fish returning to the system this year. From a reliable resource,…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Still early for spring Chinook, and late for steelhead although summer fish are starting to show on the Nestucca and Wilson River systems. And yes, spring Chinook are in the Trask River. Reports of success are few and far between however. After a fair start for spring Chinook at the…

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North Coast Fishing Report May 2nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report May 2nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – With steelhead season wrapped up, springers are on the mind of many coastal residents. The good news is, there are fish being caught, at least in the Trask River. Reliable reports of spring Chinook being caught at the hatchery are likely true. Although it’s been quite some time since a…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 26th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 26th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s all but over for winter steelhead on the north coast. The last rain freshet did bring in another surge of activity, but by late April, there are few fresh fish available. It’s spawning season right now, and it may be best to keep away from the tail-outs, where spawners…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast – April 19th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast – April 19th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Well, maybe it wasn’t as good as last year, but following the last significant rain freshet, action was ON for north coast steelhead once again. The river came into perfect shape on Saturday (coincidentally when the Columbia River spring Chinook season opened back up). Pro guide Rob Gerlitz (503-812-4950) reported…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 12th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 12th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Like most of the Willamette Valley, the coastal streams too have been out of reach for most steelheaders. The river showed signs of coming into shape at mid-week, but shot back up with a mid-week rain system. Late season steelheaders have been anxious to get back on water to recreate.…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 5th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 5th, 2019

North coast fishing report – We are screaming towards the end of steelhead season, but given the previous year’s history, we could be in for another fair push of fish into North Coast systems. Action on the Tillamook two, the Wilson and Nestucca Rivers, had remained challenging in the prolonged low flows. That should all…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 29th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 29th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Like the valley streams, consistent flows brings consistent fishing and when you’re on the tail end of the winter steelhead fishing, the action is consistently not all that great. Under these scenarios, the early and innovative bird gets the worm. I fished with pro guide Rob Gerlitz (503-812-4950) on the…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 22nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 22nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – A much needed river rise took place at mid-week, after a warming trend that melted some of the abundant coast range snow, changing the dynamic of steelheading on the north coast. The Wilson and Nestucca systems again booted up, pushing out fair to good numbers of hatchery broodstock keepers as…

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