Tillamook Bay Fishing Report

Tillamook Bay - Bay City, OR (Tillamook County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Chinook fishing is fair on Tillamook Bay. Despite the high waters fishing pressure picked up the end of last week some fish were caught. It sounds like the Ghost Hole was the best bet, but there were some fish caught at Memaloose as well. Although there’s no doubt many fish moved into the rivers on last week’s storm, there are still plenty of Chinook in the bay, and new fish coming in.

There are some large wild coho being caught; remember that coho fisheries are hatchery fish only (adipose fin clipped), and all unclipped coho must be released. Know how to identify coho by the white gum line at the base of the teeth, and the ribbed tail fin rays (Page 95 of the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations). Don’t assume it’s a Chinook just because it’s large.

Due to a wetland restoration project between the tidewaters of the Trask and Wilson Rivers, public access to the Wilson River tidewater from the end of Goodspeed road, and to the Hospital Hole on Trask tidewater, are currently unavailable.