Trask River Fishing Report

Trask River - Tillamook , OR (Tillamook County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
8-7-2018
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Due to the poor run, combined with low flows and potentially elevated water temperatures the Trask Hatchery Hole (200 feet above and 900 feet below the confluence with Gold Creek at Trask Hatchery) is closed to all fishing, effective June 18 – October 15.

There are a few summer steelhead showing up on the Trask.

There are some nice cutthroat around, with sea-run cutthroat entering tidal and lower river areas over the next few weeks. These aggressive fish can be fun to catch. Try casting spinners or flies to areas with depth or cover when targeting these fish. Use of bait is allowed on the main stem Trask, but the North, South, and East forks are restricted to artificial lures and flies until Aug. 31. Concentrate on early morning and late evening when temperatures are cooler for the best results. Warm water temperatures can stress fish and increase hooking mortality, so anglers are encouraged to avoid catch-and-release fishing during the heat of the day.