Yaquina River Fishing Report

Yaquina River - Newport, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
12-13-2016
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The Yaquina River and bay is open for Chinook salmon. Fishing is slow. Trolling herring in the lower bay is an effective technique. Eggs and bobber can be productive in the upper bay and river as the season progresses.

The Yaquina River and Big Elk Cr. opened for steelhead Dec. 1. Wild winter steelhead can be retained on Big Elk Cr. with a daily and annual bag limit of 1/day and 3/year. The Yaquina River is open for hatchery winter steelhead. Casting spinners, drifting bait or using a bobber and jig can be effective.