North Coast Fishing Reports and Forecast December 22nd, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – It hasn’t been a great early season on the north coast. Reports of continued struggling by avid anglers are coming in, full day floats on rivers that should be peaking right now, but are failing to produce even a bite. One floater reported doing a drift from the hatchery to…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 8, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Winter steelhead chatter is the rage, or maybe far from it, on the north coast right now. Persistent and motivated steelheaders are catching fish on the predictable early system producers right now, but you have to cover a lot of water to find success. Effort and excitement will ramp up…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 29th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – With Tillamook Bay spring Chinook on the skids, anglers will now focus their efforts west, as in big blue. The ocean coho season opened up on June 24th, and no one was particularly impressed. Coho were reported as scarce and relatively non-existent. No one knows where they are. Kinda like…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 13th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook season is underway on the north coast but we’re still about a week away from the peak season period. Reports coming from Tillamook Bay have not been impressive. We are however coming off a strong tide series, which does not typically bode well for most areas with the…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 6th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – “Every other day bay,” is what pro guide Ted Teufel (503-803-2616) is calling it. Ted stated it’s been 2 days since he’s heard of good action in the upper bay but he heard of 7 fish for 7 boats on Tuesday. That’s pretty good action for early May. Wednesday and Thursday were…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast November 20th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – With the excessive flooding this week, district stream have not been an option for any relatively good information. Just prior to the flood, a few boats fished the Kilchis River and produced some fair Chinook catches. We’ll spend the rest of our energy on the forecast section of this report.…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast November 6th – 12th

North Coast Fishing Report – The long awaited rain freshet overwhelmed rivers last week. The soaking has been long awaited given the extreme warm and dry conditions we’ve experienced for the last several months. As one might guess, salmon headed upstream in droves on all north coast systems. Those that were there around mid-week scored…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 30th

North Coast Fishing Report – the regions first significant rain rose rivers on Monday, changing the dynamic of the regions most popular fishery. Strong incoming tides kept most effort focused higher in the estuary. At a time when most anglers are poised to intercept Chinook at Bay City and the Ghost Hole, trollers are finding…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 23rd – October 29th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – Of course, Tillamook news comes first. With the Tillamook system commonly producing good catches past Thanksgiving, it’s the most viable watershed for opportunity throughout the season. Lately, as has been the case the last several years, action after mid-October becomes sporadic. What I’ve notices, is that the stronger returns are…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 15th, 2015

North coast fishing report – Tillamook Bay shines on as anglers were confined to the estuary in recent days. Although not every day was consistent, trollers found good success in the middle bay at Ray’s place piling. Most recently, spinners were fishing quite effectively on Thursday morning during much of the outgoing tide. Following low…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 9th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – Tillamook bay fishing remains top-tier, at least for now. It was another awesome week with high catch rates for lower estuary trollers working the bay and adjacent ocean waters. In typical fashion, the best catches came on the last half of outgoing tide where trollers will hover between the jaws…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 2nd

North Coast Fishing Report- Tillamook Bay fishing remains one of the top venue fisheries in the district. It has been another productive week here with calm ocean conditions allowing for the fleet to operate from the salt to the upper bay. A strong tide series has also brought an influx of fresh fish into the…

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North Coast Fishing Report September 25th – October 1st, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – as we enter peak season on the north Oregon coast for salmon, dedicated anglers are not driving away disappointed from the north coast major chinook fisheries. Starting with Tillamook Bay, the ocean adjacent to the Bay entrance as well as the jaws themselves have been producing excellent catches of Chinook…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 18th, 2015

North coast fishing report – The Tillamook Bay fishery is well underway. From the upper reaches near Memaloose and Bay City, to the jaws and adjacent ocean area, fair to good Chinook salmon catches were witnessed early this week. Starting on the lower bay, ocean anglers were quite happy with the results on Monday and…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 11th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – With anglers rapidly departing the lower Columbia, fishermen are looking for other options along the north coast. Chinook fishing in Tillamook Bay is a very viable option.  Reports of good upper bay salmon fishing have been confirmed but lower bay and ocean options are also attractive. Local guides however did…

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