Alsea River Fishing Report

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fall Chinook fishing on the Alsea river/bay opened Aug. 1, a few are catching fish but overall the fishing has been slow. The greatest concentrations of Chinook will be low in the estuary closest to the ocean but fish will spread throughout the system later this month and into October as water temperatures cool. Best techniques include trolling herring/spinners and bobber fishing with bait.

**Reminder: All wild coho must be released during the 2018 fall salmon season.

Sea-run cutthroat will continue to enter the estuary and lower river throughout the month and into the fall. These fish are very aggressive, respond well to flies and lures, and can be up to 20-inches long.

Trout fishing in streams and river is open. Fishing is restricted to artificial flies and lures, May 22- Oct. 31.

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