Late March Fishing Report

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-27-2019
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Popular from the shore or drift boat, this river has a lot to offer. But go soon because steelhead season ends March 31. For steelhead, many choose side drifting or back bouncing any combination of roe/yarn/puff-balls/corky from a boat. On shore, fly-fishing or plunking are the fishing styles of choice for many. Depending on water flow and clarity, try experimenting with Spin-n-Glos, Hot-Shots and Kwikfish. With good fishing and beautiful scenery, you’re sure to have a memorable fishing experience.

As we have seen several pushes of fish up into the tributary spawning grounds, anglers may soon start to see spawned out steelhead in their catch. Wild steelhead may be harvested 1/day and 3/year in the southwest zone as part of a daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.

Please see the southwest zone special regulations and exceptions for current regulations. A visual and status update on the river bar crossing can be found here at the NOAA bar camera webpage.




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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 27th

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