Trout angling in streams, tidewaters and bays opens May 26.

NORTH COAST LAKES: Coffenbury, Cape Meares, Hebo and Town lakes are scheduled to be stocked the week of June 4, prior to Free Fishing Weekend. Fishing events, primarily geared toward youths, are scheduled for Saturday, June 9 at Nedonna Pond, Trask Hatchery, Coffenbury Lake, and Hebo Lake. Call ODFW in Tillamook at 503-842-2741 for more information.

Due to a shortage of fish and water quality, Loren's pond was not stocked the week of May 14 as scheduled. The stocking will not occur at a later date. Anglers should use caution when heading to Lost Lake (Clatsop County) as active logging and travel restrictions are in effect. Call the Tillamook office at 503-842-2741 or Astoria Oregon Department of Forestry for more information.

MID COAST LAKES: ODFW will stock the following lakes with legal sized rainbow trout the week of May 21: In the Newport area; Big Creek Reservoirs 1 and 2, Ollala Reservoir.

ALSEA RIVER: The river above tidewater reopens to fishing this Sat. May 26 for cutthroat trout and steelhead fishing. Anglers can expect fair to good fishing for cutthroat trout opening weekend throughout the Alsea River Basin. Small spinners or spoons work well for cutthroat trout. Current river levels and forecasts can be found at http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?TIDO3.

NEHALEM RIVER AND NORTH FORK NEHALEM RIVER: Catch and release trout fishing opens May 26. Good numbers of resident cutthroat trout should be present. Angling for sea-run cutthroat will improve later in the summer.

NESTUCCA RIVER AND THREE RIVERS: Angling for summer steelhead is slow to fair. Angling for spring chinook is improving as more fish enter the river. Water is low and clear. The lower river will offer the best chances. Catch and release fishing for trout opens May 26. You may check river levels at http://ahps2.wrh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=pqr

SALMON RIVER: The river above tidewater reopens to fishing this Sat. May 26. Anglers can expect fair to good fishing for cutthroat trout opening weekend. Small spoons and spinners are very effective.

SILETZ RIVER: Steelhead fishing is fair. Summer steelhead are starting to show throughout much of the river. Strong numbers typically show by mid-June. Both bank and drift boat fishing are very effective using a variety of baits, jigs, spoons and spinners. Cutthroat trout angling opens this Sat. May 26 and it expected to be fair to good throughout the mainstem and tributaries. Current river levels and forecasts can be found at http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?SILO3

SIUSLAW RIVER: The river above tidewater reopens to fishing this Sat. May 26 for cutthroat trout and steelhead fishing. Anglers can expect fair to good fishing for cutthroat trout opening weekend throughout the mainstem and tributaries. Small spinners or spoons work well for cutthroat trout. Current river levels and forecasts can be found at http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?MPLO3

TILLAMOOK BAY: Spring chinook angling is fair. Fish are being caught in the lower bay and nearshore ocean, primarily by trolling herring. Trolling spinners is the most common technique in the upper bay, but a few fish are caught on herring or large plugs. Try bobber and eggs/shrimp in the river tidewater areas. Angling for sturgeon has been fair. Effort has been low.

WILSON AND TRASK RIVERS: A few summer steelhead are available in the Wilson and Trask rivers. Angling has generally been slow to fair. Spring chinook angling is improving. Best action is on the Trask River downstream of the hatchery. Rivers are low and clear. Catch and release fishing for trout opens May 26. Check river levels at http://ahps2.wrh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=pqr prior to fishing.

YAQUINA RIVER: The river above tidewater reopens to fishing this Sat. May 26. Anglers can expect fair to good fishing for cutthroat trout opening weekend throughout the mainstem and tributaries. Small spinners or spoons work well for cutthroat trout.

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