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 January 5th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Reports of good fishing were coming from the Wilson prior to the high water event. Post high water event, steelheaders were salivating at the water conditions, but largely found mediocre fishing, even for this time of year. Some quality fish, and a fair number of them came from the river…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast August 4th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – With the South of Falcon coho fishery closed, and ocean Chinook largely absent, north coast fishermen are in a bit of a holding pattern. Of course, nearshore and offshore halibut are an option for the next two days, and bottomfishing remains excellent. Salmon options are limited however. We might as…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 23rd, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook anglers of Tillamook Bay continue to come away largely disappointed with the season’s results. Most are still clinging to the hope that they will show in the late season, like they did last year. Given the disappointing early season returns however, few are optimistic. Trollers working the lower…

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North Coast Fishing Report June 9th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – We are in peak season for Tillamook Bay spring Chinook, but if you were looking success rates, you wouldn’t know it. The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership Bounty on the Bay event yielded just 10 fish for scores of anglers, but it was still 5X the catch that was landed last year.…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 5th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Coming off of a surprising early season show of spring Chinook on Tillamook Bay, anglers are motivated to get after them in this district. Upper bay catches did predictably slow, but driftboaters have been putting in some time on the Trask River. It’s been a bit busier than normal, but…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 24th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – With many north coast streams still running a bit high, especially on the south coast, guides and anglers flocked to the smaller systems, such as the Wilson, Kilchis, Trask and Nestucca at mid-week. Traffic was heavy on Thursday, as everyone was racing everyone else downriver in hopes of finding willing…

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North Coast Fishing Report January 13th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Snow and ice have once again hampered angler effort on the north coast. Couple this with the fact we are in between seasons makes steelheading on the north coast an unlikely attraction. Rivers are reported to be low and clear, with few fish motivated to take anglers offerings. All the…

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North Coast Fishing Report December 15th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Between poor road conditions, and sub freezing temperatures, steelhead anglers on the north coast have not had a lot of cause to pursue their quarry this week. Reports have been minimal but the most reported on river, the North Fork of the Nehalem, did witness an improvement in catches at…

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North Coast Fishing Report December 9th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Steelhead anglers remain a bit downtrodden on the north coast. Not that anyone has high expectations, but water conditions have been quite good for the early season. The most reliable reports come from hatchery workers at the North Fork Nehalem and crowds (the real gauge on how the fishery is performing),…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 15th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – With a continued dry weather pattern in the Northwest region, steelheaders on the north Oregon coast are left with few fresh fish and skittish critters, what few remain in the lower reaches of our rivers. I fished the Wilson River on Saturday, barely able to drift my boat down the…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 4th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – North coast anglers endured low water conditions for most of the week. This kept fresh fish in the bay while those drifting the rivers searched the lower reaches for an occasional fresh fish. Pro guide Chris Vertopoulos (503-349-1377) put in a couple of days on the Trask and Wilson Rivers…

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