North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Two additional halibut openers; Tillamook springer fishers still struggle North Coast Fishing Report – This is traditionally when Tillamook Bay anglers start to wind down their bay spring Chinook season, but in recent years, some of the better catches of the season have been happening this late in the season. Not many are confident after…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Tillamook Spring Chinook Are Biting, Bottomfishing is Good North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing remains surprisingly steady on Tillamook Bay, a body of water that has produced less than stellar results in previous years. Most recently, the upper bay has produced fair catches for spring Chinook, for those using spinners and trolled herring…

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North Coast Fishing Report

Spring Chinook Making a Fair Showing in Tillamook Bay North Coast Fishing Report – It’s become apparent that there WILL be a spring Chinook return to Tillamook Bay this year. In previous years, anglers struggled for consistency, and although it’s been decades since I’ve seen “consistent” springer fishing on Tillamook Bay, for how the action…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing remains predictably challenging. Low district rivers are keeping springers in the estuary, but there just aren’t that many springers in the system. The focus lately has been in the upper bay and a few fish are being caught every day, with a sporadic good day here and…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 29th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Most folks have given up on Tillamook Bay spring Chinook, and catches so far this week aren’t impressive. It looks like a tough year for Tillamook spring Chinook anglers, but it may still be the best week of the season if history repeats itself. Most guides have taken to summer…

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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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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 8th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – My favorite time and tide on Tillamook Bay is going on right  now. The soft tide series often produces good catches of spring Chinook in the lower bay this time of year, but it’s been a predictable mediocre couple of days on Tillamook Bay recently. Overall, the spring run on…

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North Coast Fishing Report May 31st, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s spring Chinook time on the north coast, but you wouldn’t know it from the dismal catch rates most are reporting on. It’s been a tough go for the last few years, at least until June rolls on. Anglers are trying with earnest but coming up a bit short on…

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North Coast Fishing Report May 18th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Still springerless in Tillamook? You’re not the only one. Spring Chinook fishing is less than impressive on this coastal estuary, but that should change before too long. Not that it’ll be an impressive year, but action should become more consistent in the coming weeks. We’re entering peak season. This week,…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 11th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Still not much to report from the Tillamook area, but those putting in some time for spring Chinook, are coming up with occasional success. The soft tide series last weekend did produce a few fish along the jetty, but overall, the fishery is far from consistent. That should change in…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 3rd, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook are starting to nose into the Tillamook district. So much in fact, that some fair catches came out of the Hatchery Hole at mid-week. It’s still early, but bobber and egg anglers are finding some success on the Trask, so when they’re in the Trask, they’re everywhere! Bay…

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North Coast Fishing Report May 26th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Tillamook Bay anglers continue to be unimpressed. The recent strong tide exchange has most effort focused on the upper bay, where early morning anglers are finding a few fish, but those that aren’t there for the first light bite are struggling for results.   Herring have been producing the most…

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North Coast Fishing Report May 19th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Action went a little soft on Tillamook Bay this week. Most anglers were focusing their effort in the upper estuary, where stronger tides will push fish up in preparation for their migration on the Trask river.   Trolled spinners and herring often steal the show in this area of the…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 10th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – The spring Chinook run on Tillamook Bay continues to disappoint. Long-time anglers are giving up in frustration with one skilled boatsman reporting just 3 fish for 20 attempts. The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership tallied a dismal 2 spring Chinook for the Bounty on the Bay last weekend. Both of those fish…

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