North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 24th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – With many north coast streams still running a bit high, especially on the south coast, guides and anglers flocked to the smaller systems, such as the Wilson, Kilchis, Trask and Nestucca at mid-week. Traffic was heavy on Thursday, as everyone was racing everyone else downriver in hopes of finding willing…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 17th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Following the significant rain event last weekend, sport anglers lined up the perfect conditions for a north coast steelhead round-up. As it turns out, it wasn’t knock-down, drag-out fishing as I had anticipated, but anglers did post fair numbers of fish from almost all river systems. Smaller systems of course…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 10th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Recent rains have rivers just coming off of a major flooding event. Just what we needed when fry were emerging from the gravel. There went the 2020/2021 brood year of Tillamook and Nehalem watershed’s returning adult Chinook salmon population. But let’s try and see the bright side of the situation.…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 27th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Steelheaders have been waiting for some time, for a return to quality conditions on the north coast. Those conditions finally came around early this week, but anglers had to wait out last week’s hydrograph spike in order to return to the river systems with any sort of confidence. Smaller rivers started fishing…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 20th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Steelheaders didn’t have much opportunity to show off their skills this week. Between dangerous traveling conditions, super-cool temperatures that keeps fish less than motivated, and now, swollen rivers with all the recent rainfall and snowmelt, opportunities were slim. We’ll spend more time talking about what lies ahead after the river…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast- March 25th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Still coming off of high water, anglers put in a good effort over the weekend, with many yielding positive results on Sunday and Monday. Action continued good for much of the early part of the week and reports of multiple opportunities were still coming by Wednesday. Some of the best…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 4th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – A recent rise in district river levels has put the Wilson and Nestucca systems out of order. Prior to the river rise, crowds were oddly sparse and fishing was fair to good. Must be some springers being caught in the valley? Weekend anglers produced fair results on many north coast…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast February 26th – March 3rd, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Following another rain freshet on the north coast, steelheaders found favorable fishing conditions on Sunday. Surprisingly however, the action did not last long. It seems this year, north coast rivers are fishing best in higher water conditions. On the Wilson, as previously mentioned, Sunday produced fair to good results for…

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North Coast Fishing Report February 19th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Steelhead anglers on the north coast continue to find consistent success in what many consider the shoulder season. Although steelhead success has not seemed to slow during any point of the season, we should start to see a stronger influx of late season wild and quality broodstock fish, especially on…

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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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Oregon Fisheries Update: March 13 – 19, 2015

      Willamette Valley/Metro –  Spring Chinook in the Portland area are about ready to stage a bigger show in the coming weeks. Columbia River anglers are starting to recreate in bigger numbers but only sporadic results are happening with fair fishing reported one day and poor fishing the next. Davis Bar, across from…

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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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Mainstem Nehalem has finally become a good option

North Coast Fishing Report – Steelhead anglers have been challenged lately by low and clear flows. Most boat anglers are now targeting larger systems as fish are hunkered down in deeper, darker, broken surfaced pockets. Following the last rain freshet over a week ago now, catches were quite impressive on some of the smaller streams…

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Good Success for Steelhead

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”194,72″] North Coast Fishing Report – Steelheaders have had an impressive start to the season. It’s what many theorized after a banner wild and hatchery coho return this fall. Late last week, before the high water, steelheaders on the Wilson River were reporting double digit opportunities. What is most impressive, is the high quality…

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