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…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 26th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 26th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s all but over for winter steelhead on the north coast. The last rain freshet did bring in another surge of activity, but by late April, there are few fresh fish available. It’s spawning season right now, and it may be best to keep away from the tail-outs, where spawners…

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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 April 12th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 12th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Like most of the Willamette Valley, the coastal streams too have been out of reach for most steelheaders. The river showed signs of coming into shape at mid-week, but shot back up with a mid-week rain system. Late season steelheaders have been anxious to get back on water to recreate.…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 5th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 5th, 2019

North coast fishing report – We are screaming towards the end of steelhead season, but given the previous year’s history, we could be in for another fair push of fish into North Coast systems. Action on the Tillamook two, the Wilson and Nestucca Rivers, had remained challenging in the prolonged low flows. That should all…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 8th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – persistent dry, cold weather continues to plague the coastal river systems, causing anglers to have to work hard for their winter steelhead quarry. It hasn’t been easy and since most steelheaders this time of year are in pursuit of a consumptive opportunity, the Nestucca has been a main target. The Wilson…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 1st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It hasn’t been a barn-burner week on the north coast, but the Nestucca has come on somewhat strong in recent days. The Wilson continues to drop and clear, and fish are becoming quite skittish under this scenario. Most of the motivated anglers are headed south to the Nestucca as it has…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 22nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – After a great couple of days of steelhead fishing late last week and through the weekend, catches have since slowed to a crawl despite effort remaining fairly robust. Starting with the Wilson, river conditions have remained fairly decent, but the big wad of fish has clearly moved to the upper…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 15th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Following a long awaited rain freshet early this week, steelheaders got out in earnest on Wednesday and Thursday finding fish both days after the deluge. It was a long awaited return of precipitation to return river levels back to a respectable height. By mid-week, smaller streams like the Kilchis and upper…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 8th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Low, clear water conditions continue to plague the north coast. All river systems are now running low and clear and even though precipitation is in the forecast, most of it is planned to fall as frozen. Regardless, we are finally entering the interesting part of steelhead season. Most eyes are focused…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 1st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – North coast rivers have been on the drop for over a week now, and action has been paralleling that river pattern. There was some good fishing during the last reporting period, but sporadic results is more the norm, in the normalizing river drop. Most anglers remain focused on the Wilson…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 25th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Following the recent bump, steelhead action on the north coast came back alive, albeit briefly. Action on Monday was predictably good, but has tapered since, but still worth the effort if you’re thorough in your attempt. The Wilson River is an obvious favorite, and has been giving up consistent numbers…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 18th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Well, it’s been consistent in Tillamook County, consistently sucky. Steelheaders working many different river systems have come up with the same results lately, very little. Reports of continued challenging fishing have anglers wondering if any fish are going to show up at all this winter. It might behoove you to…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 4th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been a stable week of fishing on the north coast, but with same-same results that we’ve seen all season. The Wilson continues to put out some broodstock fish for those willing to be persistent, and the Nestucca is gaining some momentum as we start to enter the more productive…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 28th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – North coast rivers have finally subsided enough to get out and after some early season steelhead. Anglers remain perplexed in success however, some quality fish fell on the Wilson River on Thursday however (12/27). The early season streams continue to disappoint, including the North Fork Nehalem where the hatchery hotline…

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