Kilchis River Fishing Report

Kilchis River - Idaville, OR (Tillamook County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Kilchis opened for fall Chinook on Aug. 1 and for catch and release chum salmon fishing on Sept. 16. It’s still a little early for both of these runs on the Kilchis, but with the recent rains there should be a few fish sneaking in. Bobber fishing bait, back-bouncing, back-trolling plugs or divers and bait, or casting spinners can all be effective methods. In addition Chum will hit jigs and flies if presented well.

Trout season opened May 22, and there should be some nice cutthroat around. Sea-run cutthroat should be entering the lower river now, too. Remember, the limit is two per day over 8-inches, and no bait is allowed through Aug. 31.

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