North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 11th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – The Wilson has had a good season so far, but this week, most guides have been calling it “dead water,” as anglers have struggled to find success here. With water conditions fairly stable over the week, sparse numbers of fish were likely consistently migrating into the river system as the…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 11th – 17th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Following another heavy rain event, steelheaders were once again back on the rivers earlier this week. The Wilson River was inundated with boats by Monday, most anglers distraught at the numbers of boats fishing prime water on a weekday. Action was fair on Monday, despite the crowds, anglers had to…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 29th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Anglers that fished on Monday, especially on the Wilson, found some great fishing on the first day of fishable water following the previous high water event. Numerous guides reported 2 fish limits for they and their customers, it was the kind of day most dream of and this season is…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 22nd, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – North coast systems have largely been out of shape since last weekend, when significant rainfall pushed river levels too high to be productive. Although some of the larger systems remained productive until the river rise, other smaller systems, such as the famed North Fork Nehalem, were starting to fade as…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 8th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Steelheaders on the larger north coast systems remain pleasantly surprised by the success they’ve had in recent days. Folks knew that there would be some good opportunity following the flood but who knew we’d have the staying power, set aside the thought that the run would be an overall bust in the first…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 31st, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – Upon finally getting good water conditions to fish in, all north coast streams with early returns of hatchery fish produced surprisingly good results this week. I personally had anticipated much weaker returns given the poor showing of Coho this year. Since coho and steelhead smolts migrate out of freshwater ecosystems…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 24th

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s an even easier week for us TGF writers this week as high waters all week kept folks from fishing all north coast streams. Anxious steelheaders have been waiting a reprieve for the Christmas break and it looks as if it may finally come. We’ll spend all our energy on…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 18th

North Coast Fishing Report – Another round of heavy rain will put all North Coast streams off-limits again this week. Last week, rivers never did have a chance to recover in order to produce salmon and catches of steelhead. Smaller streams however did see a short window of opportunity before the next round of rain…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

North Coast Fishing Report – With steelhead no longer a viable option and spring chinook yet to make a strong showing, most anglers will remain focused on Willamette Valley fisheries. That said, locals really enjoy this time of year because they stand a reasonable chance at getting a quality fish with little competition in their…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

North Coast Fishing Report – With steelhead on the way out and spring chinook fishing ramping up, focus will next turn to spring chinook which are on the horizon for Tillamook Bay anglers. Some spring chinook have already been caught in the region, with the Trask River yielding the season’s first reported ones. Jim Skarr,…

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North Coast Fishing Report

North Coast Fishing Report – These are the times we’ve been waiting for! Steelheaders early this week rejoiced in the recent rain freshet; a characteristic that’s been unusually absent this month and all season actually. Needless-to-say, the action has been all that one could have hoped for. The big north coast two, the Nestucca and Wilson…

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North Coast Fishing Report

With Steelheaders a bit grumpy that proper winter water conditions haven’t materialized, only the staunchest of Steelheaders are hitting the river systems, that would include guides. Those that are after them are finding fair to good success! It’s certainly some of the most challenging fishing conditions that we’ve witnessed in recent history. The north coast…

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Steelhead Fishing Depends on Weather

North Coast Fishing Report – following last week’s rain freshet, steelheaders were reporting excellent catches along many coastal systems. Late last week, smaller rivers such as the Necanicum and North Fork Nehalem were producing limits for savvy anglers. Pro Guide Andy Betnar (503-791-4094) reported limits for him and his customers floating the upper reach of…

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