Kilchis is Low and Clear

Kilchis River - Idaville, OR (Tillamook County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-20-2019
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The Kilchis is a wild steelhead river with no hatchery steelhead releases. The winter steelhead run is at its best on this system now through early April. The Kilchis can get low and clear, so it fishes the best as the water drops after high water events. It is often one of the first Tillamook Rivers to come back into shape after a rain event.

The Kilchis is low and clear which will make fishing challenging this week. That said, there are fish throughout the basin. If you choose to fish here, light gear and stealthy presentations will be key to success. Please remember to handle wild fish with care and release them back into the water as quickly as possible.

Trout fishing in streams will reopen May 22, 2019.




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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 20th

Wallowa Lake : Lake Frozen Over
Ana Reservoir: Excellent Destination For Kids Out on Spring Break
Blitzen River: Spring Run-Off is Here
Gerber Reservoir: Reservoir is 70 Percent Full
Applegate River: Winter Steelhead in The Applegate Run Later Than Most Streams
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout Fishing Should Be Good
Expo Pond: Fishing for Bass and Panfish is Fair
Empire Lake Lower: Try Fishing Bait Near the Bottom
Grande Ronde River: Anglers Reporting Good Catch Rates
Willow Lake: Anglers Finding Trout
: First Stocking to Receive 20,000 Legal Rainbows This Week
Selmac Lake: Fishing Should Be Picking Up
McKenzie River: Fishing Continues to Be Pretty Good
Henry Hagg Lake: 12,000 Legal Rainbows Recently Released
Clackamas River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Conditions Continued to Improve
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Imnaha River: This is The Best Time of Year To Fish
Sandy River: Fishing For Steelhead is Picking Back Up
Nestucca River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Necanicum River: Necanicum is Low and Clear
: Stocked With Legal Sized Rainbows This Week
Emigrant Reservoir: 1,000 Legal Trout Stocking
Umpqua River: River in Good Shape for The Weekend
Galesville Reservoir: Anglers Doing Well From Shore
Chetco River: River Has A Lot to Offer
Wilson River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Willow Creek Reservoir: Winter and Early Spring Are Best Months For Trout
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout Fishing Picking Up
Elk River: Steelhead Are Thick Right Now
Deschutes River: Mid March Report
Rogue River Lower: Winter Steelhead in Full Swing
Rogue River - Middle: Anglers Are Mostly Catching Bright Winter Fish
Rogue River Upper: Expect More Fish to Move Into Upper Rougue Throughout Next Week
Illinois River: Steelhead Fishing Should Be Great
Santiam River North Fork-2: Last Year's Summer Steelhead Are Gone
Willamette River CST FK: Middle Fork is Open Below Dexter Dam Only
Willamette River: Spring Chinook FIshing is Underway
Klamath River - Upper - CA: Catch Rates Are Low

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