Nehalem River Fishing Report

Nehalem River - Nehalm, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
7-10-2018
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Chinook salmon begin entering the bay in low numbers this time of year. Trolling herring or spinners in the lower bay is generally the most productive. A modest run of Chinook is expected this year, so expect fishing to be slow, especially early in the season.

Sea run cutthroat are starting to enter tidewater areas. Fish will begin moving upriver over the next few weeks, but for now will be most abundant in tidal areas. Casting spinners or streamer flies are good techniques. Most of the rivers are restricted to artificial lures and flies above tidewater until Aug. 31, so check the regulations before you go.