Nehalem River and North Fork

Angling for chinook and hatchery coho in Nehalem Bay is slow to fair. Fish are available throughout tidewater areas and the lower Nehalem River. Trolling herring or spinners in the lower bay is the most productive, while upper tidewater areas are best fished with bobber and eggs and/or shrimp. Hatchery coho have begun to enter the North Fork Nehalem River in low numbers. Catch and release cutthroat trout fishing should be fair to good.

North Coast Lakes

Trout stocking is complete for the year. Angling in most lakes is likely slow to fair. Anglers should use caution when heading to Lost Lake (Clatsop County) as active logging and travel restrictions are in effect.

Necanicum River

Angling for chinook is fair in the estuary, and lower river. A few chinook have moved upstream with recent rains. Catch and release angling is fair for sea-run cutthroat.

Nestucca River and Three Rivers

Fall chinook are being caught in Nestucca Bay. Angling is fair to good. Some chinook have moved upstream with recent rains. Angling for summer steelhead improved with recent rises in river flow. Good numbers of fish should be available in lower Three Rivers and in the mainstem Nestucca. Catch and release fishing for cutthroat trout should be fair to good.

Salmon River

Recent rains should spark the fall chinook fishery. Angling has been hit and miss with most fish being caught in tide water up to the Salmon River Hatchery. The main run typically returns through October.

Tillamook Bay

Fall chinook are being caught throughout the bay and tidewater areas, and the nearshore ocean when weather permits. Fishing has been fair to good. A few hatchery coho are available throughout the bay and tidewater areas. Trolling with herring is most popular in the lower bay and ocean, while trolling with spinners or large plugs is more popular in the upper bay.

Wilson and Trask Rivers

Angling for summer steelhead improved with recent rains. Fish are more active with increased river flows. A few fall chinook have entered the lower rivers, but angling is slow. Low numbers of hatchery coho have entered the lower Trask River, and angling is slow to fair. Bobber and bait or casting spinners will produce some fish.


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