Alsea River Fishing Report

Alsea River - Alsea, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

A few fall Chinook are being caught everyday but overall the fishing has been slow. Warm and dry weather this week is holding fish in the estuary waiting for a significant rise in the river levels. Fresh fish will continue to enter the estuary on each tide and “stage” throughout the estuary waiting for a bigger rain event. Best techniques include trolling herring/spinners and bobber fishing with bait.

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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