Chetco is a pleaser

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Kenny Priest

“The Chetco fished well last Friday and again Saturday morning before blowing out Saturday afternoon through Sunday,” said Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. “On Monday, as the river dropped from 4,000 cfs to 3,000 cfs overnight, fishing was really good. There were fish spread throughout the river and everyone on the water was catching fish. Really good plug bite. On Tuesday, once flows got down to around 1,000 cfs, fishing was tougher, although all the guides still got a couple of fish. The river will be low and clear over the weekend.”

According to Martin, the Elk fished okay on Monday, while the Sixes was decent on Tuesday. “The Elk went from 4.2 feet on Sunday to 3 feet on Monday. Both rivers will be too low to drift by the end of the week,” added Martin

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