Nestucca River Fishing Report

Nestucca River - Pacific, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
11-6-2018
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There are hatchery summer steelhead throughout the system and there are some fish getting caught. With the recent rains these steelhead are pushing into Three Rivers in decent numbers, and the mainstem should fish decent as well. Drift fishing, casting lures, float fishing beads or jigs, and flies are all effective techniques.

Due to a poor return of Chinook salmon, and conservation concerns about meeting spawning escapement goals, emergency regulation changes took effect for coastal rivers in the NW Zone on Nov. 1, 2018. As a result the Nestucca is closed to Chinook fishing upstream of the Woods Bridge.

Downstream of the Woods Bridge the bag limit for fall Chinook is reduced to one adult Chinook per day and a limit of 3 from Nov. 1 through the remainder of the season. Three Rivers is also closed to fall Chinook fishing.

Coho salmon will be showing up in the Nestucca later this month. Anglers are reminded that there is NO RETENTION of wild coho in the Nestucca River this year; only adipose fin-clipped coho may be retained. There is not a hatchery coho run on the Nestucca, but the occasional stray is caught.

Trout fishing in streams closed on Oct. 31.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Alsea River: Alsea River Fishing Report
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Fishing Report
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Fishing Report
North Fork Nehalem River: North Fork Nehalelem River Fishing Report

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

: ODFW Weekly Recreation Report Highlights
Snake River: One hatchery steelhead daily bag limit extended for the Snake River and tributaries