Nestucca River Fish Report for 3-20-2019
Fishing Has Been Moderate
Nestucca River - Pacific, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
The Nestucca River has two different hatchery winter steelhead stocks, one of which is early returning, and most prevalent in the lower river and Three Rivers which 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. The early returning stock will begin winding down this month, but February and March are prime time for broodstock hatchery steelhead and wild fish (catch-and-release only for wilds).
Fishing was moderate last week, despite the challenging conditions. The Nestucca eased up to 5.5 feet this week as the snow melted with the warmer weather, and with a little drizzle predicted for Friday it could fish a little better this weekend. There are hatchery and wild steelhead throughout the basin.
Three Rivers is low, but there are fish throughout the system.
Trout fishing in streams will reopen May 22, 2019.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Blitzen River: Spring Run-Off is Here
Gerber Reservoir: Reservoir is 70 Percent Full
Applegate River: Winter Steelhead in The Applegate Run Later Than Most Streams
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout Fishing Should Be Good
Expo Pond: Fishing for Bass and Panfish is Fair
Empire Lake Lower: Try Fishing Bait Near the Bottom
Grande Ronde River: Anglers Reporting Good Catch Rates
Willow Lake: Anglers Finding Trout
: First Stocking to Receive 20,000 Legal Rainbows This Week
: Fishing Should Be Picking Up
McKenzie River: Fishing Continues to Be Pretty Good
Henry Hagg Lake: 12,000 Legal Rainbows Recently Released
Clackamas River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Conditions Continued to Improve
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Wallowa Lake : Lake Frozen Over
Imnaha River: This is The Best Time of Year To Fish
Sandy River: Fishing For Steelhead is Picking Back Up
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