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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North Coast Fishing Report December 21st, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Finally a bit of good news from the North Fork Nehalem; the run isn’t a total bust. Reports from the hatchery workers tallied 67 steelhead in the trap at mid-week, with a few of those fish getting recycled back downstream. Fishing success remains low despite fair to good water conditions…

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North Coast Fishing Report December 14th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Signs of a steelhead season on the north coast are starting to stir. There has been reliable reports of steelhead being caught on the Wilson River from some persistent guides, with both wild and hatchery fish being taken. Other fisheries in the area are not performing all that well. We’ve been calling…

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North Coast Fishing Report December 7th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Anglers are still waiting for a strong kick-off to the north coast steelhead season. The North Fork Nehalem and Three Rivers fisheries are often the bellwethers for how the early season is going to shape up. Fortunately, it hasn’t been a reliable indicator as to how the late season broodstock fishery…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 26, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – I don’t care how good the steelhead fishing was last week, it’s over. The steelhead bite held on into last weekend however, but the freshness of the fish started a downhill slide. It was a surprising end to what most would call a mediocre season on the north coast. Anglers are…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 12th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report –  Coastal steelheaders had another bump in river levels and even late season steelheading is on its last legs. That said, there were still some surprise opportunities in recent days. One guide reported from a sparsely populated Wilson River on Thursday, stating some fairly good late season steelheading that day. While…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 5th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Steelheaders on the north coast are winding down their season. There remains a few fish to be caught, but with spring Chinook season in full bloom, and a sub-par season in the first place, the level of motivation simply isn’t there. The Wilson continues its ho-hum performance with few people…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 15th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Well, it shouldn’t be over, and I’m sure it’s not, but north coast anglers have come up fairly frustrated with recent results and despite high traffic (that may be some of the problem), the catch hasn’t been so great. Wilson River anglers are complaining about heavy crowds and few fish,…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 9th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been a ho-hum week on most north coast streams. Steelheaders continue to hit the Wilson, Nestucca and Trask pretty hard as peak season and ideal water conditions brought out the hordes of anglers last weekend and this week. Even persistent anglers however had a tough time scraping up more…

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North Coast Fishing Report March 2nd, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Steelheaders working the north coast rivers had another consistent week of fishing. Guides that put in full day trips found 3 to 4 fish per day as reported by pro guide Chris Vertopoulos (503-349-1377). Chris was on the Wilson for a few days earlier this week and reported some nice…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 23rd, 2018

Sorry for the late posting people! North Coast Fishing Report – Steelheaders have had a decent week on Tillamook area systems. The Wilson and Nestucca continue to be primary targets this time of year for obvious reasons, the broodstock steelhead program. Although foul weather kept hoards of anglers from fishing last week, Wilson River anglers…

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North Coast Fishing Report February 16th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Although not quite the week we had the previous week, action on the big 3 was fairly consistent this week. The Wilson, Nestucca and Siletz Rivers produced some fair catches for consistently dropping river conditions. Starting with the Wilson, maybe the slowest of the three, the Wilson did produce fair…

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North Coast Fishing Report February 2nd, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been a see-saw of a week for north coast anglers and for the most part, only smaller systems fished fair for much of it. Reports from the Wilson on Wednesday and Thursday were good however, it seems a small influx of fish has arrived. Smaller streams have been reliably…

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