On the Water Report

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Larry Ellis

On Thursday, John Weber and Damien Hawley-Jones from ODFW removed one of many angler-caught steelhead from their holding pen on the Chetco River in preparation for taking the fish up to Elk River Hatchery where it will be held for spawning.

Larry Ellis, author, writer, columnist and photographer has had a 50-year passion for fishing in California and Oregon's saltwater and freshwater venues. He is a well-known writer for Oregon, Washington and California Fishing and Hunting News, Northwest Sportsman, California Sportsman and Pacific Coast Sportfishing. He currently writes monthly for Salmon Trout Steelheader Magazine, and is the author of two books, "Plug Fishing for Salmon" and "Buoy 10, the World's Largest Salmon Run."  Both books can be bought from Amato Publications (amatobooks.com), Amazon and eBay. Ellis particularly loves living in his hometown of Brookings, Oregon - The heart of salmon country and gateway to fishing paradise.

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