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…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.
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…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.
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…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.
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;…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.
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,…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.
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…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.
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…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.
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…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 22nd, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing remains depressing for Tillamook Bay anglers. We’re in peak season, if not slightly past peak season on Tillamook. Last year, as you’ve heard me say before, the fish came quite late in June so this will be a tell-all week for spring Chinook anglers. The current soft…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 16th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook anglers remain in a slump as many remain hopeful that the run will again be late this year. Recent catches have remained low, despite tides that should be conducive to fair to good action in the upper bay. Given the state of the spring Chinook run in other…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.

North Coast Fishing Report June 2nd, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Tillamook Bay spring Chinook fisherman continue to be disappointed. Reports from one reliable angler stated 11 trips for three Chinook, one of which was wild, requiring release.   The most recent tide series was rather extreme, causing the greatest amount of angling pressure to be observed in the upper estuary.…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 28th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – With the north coast wrapped up for winter steelhead, anglers are looking forward to the day when spring Chinook become a viable option. Well, that day may come sooner than I had expected. Catches of spring Chinook have been reported somewhat consistent in upper Tillamook Bay recently. Far from a…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 20th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – The spring Chinook have entered Tillamook Bay and fishing has been fairly respectable this week. The most consistent catches have been coming from the ocean, when calm seas have allowed for easy access to the south jetty. Troller’s working the south side of the south jetty reported great catches this…

To access this post, you must purchase One Year Membership.