Salmon River Fishing Report

Salmon River - Otis, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fall Chinook fishing on the Salmon River has been slow this year. Fish are being caught everyday but it has been slow overall. Fish will continue to stack up in the tidewater waiting for the next big rain event. Best techniques include trolling herring/spinners, bobber fishing with bait, and casting spinners from the bank.

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.

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
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fishing Report

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