Salmon River Fishing Report

Salmon River - Otis, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fall Chinook fishing on the Salmon river/bay opened Aug. 1, they are catching a few fish but it has been slow. The month of September is typically when the Salmon River tidewater fishing really starts to heat up. Expect numbers of fall Chinook entering the estuaries to increase later in September and into the month of October as fish begin to stack up and wait for rain. Best techniques include trolling herring/spinners, bobber fishing with bait, and casting spinners from the bank.

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

Sea-run cutthroat are also available in the Salmon River. Although not as popular as the larger rivers in the area, the Salmon River still provides opportunity to catch these scrappy trout up to 20-inches in length.

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

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
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