January is a Great Month to be on the Wilson

Wilson River - Tillamook , OR (Tillamook County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Wilson River has two different hatchery winter steelhead stocks, one of which is early returning, and most prevalent in the lower river, and return late November through the end of January. In contrast the broodstock hatchery fish return late December through mid-April, and should now be throughout the basin. January is a great month to be on the Wilson as both of these stocks are coming in as well as wild steelhead (catch-and-release only). The Wilson got a push of fish late last week and fishing was moderately good, but slowed early this week as the water dropped. Predictions show some weather coming in the next couple days which will likely have the Wilson high and off color for the weekend, but it should drop back into prime shape early to mid-week, and hopefully the freshet brings more fish. All the usual techniques are working, with the higher flows and some color stick to the larger, brighter presentations.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing has Been Fair
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Steelhead Report
Necanicum River: After Rain Events for the Best Action.
Nestucca River: January is a Great Month to be on the Nestucca
Siletz River: Winter Steelhead Improved this Last Week
Siuslaw River: The Siuslaw River is Dropping into Good Shape this Week
Trask River: Prime Shape by the Middle of Next Week.

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Rogue River- Upper: Commission meets Jan. 18 in Salem
Columbia River: Joint workgroup of Oregon, Washington commissioners meets about Columbia River fisheries