North Coast Fishing Report October 8th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Even though Chinook action is clearly slowing on the north coast, Tillamook Bay remains a viable fishery for persistent trollers working the Ghost Hole and West Channel. As we’ve said before, this fishery performed better than expected, but that doesn’t say much as catches were still depressed. With district rivers…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 18th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 18th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With only Buoy 10 to judge, this won’t take long. There was some effort for Buoy 10 coho last week, but success was subtle for the few that fished. Earlier in the week, one guide reported drawing about 7 bites, landing 3 fish, harvesting 2 of them because they were…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 11th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 11th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Although it’s peak season, it’s ho-hum fishing for most north coast anglers. It’s what biologists expected and given the history in recent years, this is exactly what I had expected, challenging fishing after a fair September on many of these systems. Starting with Tillamook, fishing remains challenging with few guides…

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Columbia River Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With the Chinook closure downstream of west Puget Island, it’ll be a coho show that should last well into October. That said, Chinook numbers remain robust in the lower estuary, at least as of Thursday morning. One guide reportedly landed no less than 2 dozen salmon today (Thursday), keeping 3…

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North Coast Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – With ocean coho and now tuna the main focus for north coast anglers, most effort is reliant on ocean weather. And speaking to that dilemma, ODF&W has now opened the South of Falcon halibut fishery to a 2 fish bag limit since rough ocean weather has kept the halibut fleet…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 26th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 26th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com As of last weekend, the Umpqua River had dropped somewhat but was still muddy. Just before it muddied up spring chinook angling was the best it’s been all season – which is only fair in an otherwise crummy season. Anglers fishing the South Jetty area for lingcod and other bottomfish…

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Columbia River Fishing Report January 25th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With the Willamette blown out, chances for an early season spring Chinook dropped even more this week. There won’t be much interest for the region’s largest river, I’d opt for other systems this weekend, and for the next month for that matter… Even crabbing is a poor prospect right now.

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 21st, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – It has been a bit of a grim week on the north coast. Starting my first week at Tillamook has yielded little to brag about. Catches have been quiet throughout the bay, and even on a nice calm ocean for much of the week. As a matter of fact, most…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 14th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been a week of mediocrity on the north coast. The big three (Tillamook, Nehalem and Nestucca) systems haven’t been putting out much, Tillamook may be the most consistent right now however. So starting with Tillamook, bay catches have been fair, with fish reported with some consistency from the Ghost…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 15th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s not looking good in Tillamook. Spring Chinook reports remain consistently slow, so slow that most fishing guides are headed to big blue, in pursuit of saltwater species such as sea bass, lingcod and halibut. It’s a long ride to the productive fishing grounds, but it seems to be the…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports December 22nd, 2017

(ODF&W) Shore and estuary anglers may fish for surfperch, flatfish species like starry flounder and sanddabs, and baitfish (herring, for example). Anglers from Winchester Bay are reporting good surf perch fishing in the Triangle and south jetty areas. With the Chetco, Elk and Winchuck rivers running low and clear, anglers may want hit Garrison Lake…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 6th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Anglers on the north coast will experience the mid-winter doldrums. We are starting to enter a quiet period where early run hatchery fish begin to taper, and later season wild and broodstockfish start to show. Anglers expectations will start to drop rapidly.   Recent cold weather has hampered and already…

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Recreational crabbing closed from Tillamook Head to California border

From ODF&W Friday, November 18, 2016 Newport, Ore.— The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the immediate closure of recreational and commercial bay crabbing from Tillamook Head to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid. This includes Dungeness and red rock crab harvested in bays…

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