Tillamook Bay Fall Chinook Fishing


Updated November 2020 – Tillamook Bay with its five major tributaries has significant stable runs of chinook returning to the estuary from late August through December. This fishery has become one of Oregon’s most popular and productive fisheries for anglers wanting action into the early winter months. It is close to a metropolitan area, it is a big body of water able to handle large numbers of boats and it produces fair numbers of large chinook salmon.


The Oregon fishing technical report series describe years of tested techniques, proven to take significant catches of salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. These 19 reports were written exclusively by Professional Oregon Fishing Guide Bob Rees. Not only has he been guiding anglers professionally since 1991 but he also has 7 seasonal years with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife giving him a unique insight into the finer details that make up our great Northwest fisheries.

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