Kilchis River Fishing Report

Kilchis River - Idaville, OR (Tillamook County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Kilchis fished well for fall Chinook following the high water last week. This river drops and clears fast, so pay attention to conditions and target it after rain events. Bobber fishing bait, back-bouncing, back-trolling plugs or divers and bait, or casting spinners can all be effective methods for Chinook.

Chum are present in the system now and are open for catch and release fishing. The next couple of weeks should be good. Chum will hit jigs and flies if presented well, as well as more traditional salmon rigs.