Chetco River steelhead fishing Brookings Oregon

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

Pictured is Chetco River Steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs and John Adams from Hilmar, CA. holding up a hefty 15 pound hatchery Chetco River steelhead from this weekend.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dave Jacobs

by Dave Jacobs

There have been many steelhead fishing options now that the rivers have dropped into fishable shape. One of the better North coast steelhead fishing rivers is the Chetco River near Brookings Oregon. The Chetco River has had great flows and incredible color to be successful at catching both hatchery and wild steelhead. Many steelhead have been hooked by both bank and boat anglers. Side drifting bright colored puffballs tipped with small egg clusters has been all it takes to pick up steelhead 5 to 12 pounds with several steelhead coming into the nets 12 to 16 pounds. The Chetco River will continue to fish well until the late week rains return here. Another river rise will only attract more new chrome bright steelhead into the Chetco River.

Contact Dave Jacobs Guide Service at (530)646-9110 or check us out online at

Professional fishing Guide Dave Jacobs is licensed to operate in both California and Oregon. Dave Jacobs is a licensed guide with The California Department of Fish and Wildlife as well as a current licensed Oregon guide registered with The Oregon State Marine Board.

Professional Fishing Guide Dave Jacobs is also licensed to operate in the Rogue/Siskiyou National Forest on the upper Chetco River in Oregon, licensed to operate in the Six Rivers National Forest on The Smith River, Klamath River, Trinity River and South Fork Trinity River. We are an Equal opportunity provider. Guide Dave Jacobs is also licensed with the Bureau of Land Management to operate on the upper Trinity River from Lewiston California downriver to Grays Falls on the Trinity River.

Guide Dave Jacobs also holds a Merchant Mariner Credential with The U.S. Coast Guard and is certified in both CPR and First Aid.