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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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