Nestucca River and Three Rivers Fishing Report

Nestucca River - Pacific, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
12-20-2016
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Three Rivers is getting some hatchery steelhead back. Cedar Creek hatchery recycled 80 fish from their trap last week, and there were some decent catch reports despite poor weather last week. As of this writing, the rain was falling hard, and the North Coast Rivers were on the way up and looking like they would probably blow out by Tuesday morning. Three Rivers should come back in by mid-week if not sooner. Drift fishing is usually the go to technique on Three Rivers, but casting spinners and float fishing can be effective also.

The lower main stem Nestucca may be blown out for a few days but the hydrograph predictions show it back in shape by late in the week and good through the weekend. The lower river should be picking up for these early hatchery steelhead as the high waters recede, and the first of the brood stock hatchery run should start to trickle in soon. All the usual techniques such as side drifting, float fishing, and pulling plugs or divers and bait, should be effective.

Chinook fishing is mostly done on the Nestucca, although we’ve heard reports of at least a couple late fish still being caught.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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Kilchis River: Kilchis River Fishing Report
Salmon River: Salmon River Fishing Report
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Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Fishing Report
Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Yaquina River: Yaquina River Fishing Report
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Applegate River: Applegate River Fishing Report
Arizona Pond: Arizona Pond Fishing Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irving Reservoir Fishing Report
Chetco River: Chetco River Fishing Report
Coos River: Coos River Basin Fishing Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Fishing Report
Elk River: Elk River Fishing Report
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Fishing Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Fishing Report
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Fishing Report
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
Hemlock Lake: Hemlock Lake Fishing Report
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Reservoir Fishing Report
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Fishing Report
Illinois River: Illinois River Fishing Report
Lake Marie: Lake Marie Fishing Report
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Fishing Report
Loon Lake: Loon Lake Fishing Report
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I Reservoir Fishing Report
Smith River: Smith River Fishing Report
Tenmile Lakes: Tenmile Basin Fishing Report
Willow Lake: Willow Lake Fishing Report

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