Chetco/Elk/ Sixes Fishing Report

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

“The Chetco has been slow for salmon and steelhead, as the fall-run of kings appears to be over for the season, and big numbers of steelhead have yet to arrive,” said Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. “There are a few half-pounders around, and plunkers caught a few adult steelhead in the past week. Success from drift boats has been slow. This week's big storm, with the highest flows since April's flood expected, could jump start steelhead fishing.”

The Elk and Sixes have been decent for salmon when flows are good according to Martin. “The Elk was good over the weekend. More than 500 salmon returned to Elk River Hatchery on Friday. By Monday, the Elk was too low to float. The Sixes was crowded, but produced fair catches. Expect another shot of fish in the Elk after the water drops early next week,” added Martin.

Kenny Priest operates Fishing the North Coast, a fishing guide service out of Humboldt specializing in salmon and steelhead. Find it on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and For up-to-date fishing reports and North Coast river information, email [email protected].

More Reports

Fishing the North Coast Reports
for Thursday, December 19th, 2019

: River Blowouts Predicted For The Weekend
Trinity River - Upper: The Rains Have Helped The Steelhead
Mad River: Mad River Fishing Report
Van Duzen River: Steelhead Reports Hard To Come By
Eel River - South Fork: South Fork Eel Fishing Report
Eel River: Nice Adult Steelhead Being Caught
Smith River: Smith River Fishing Report

Fishing the North Coast Reports
for Thursday, December 12th, 2019

: More Rain on The Way – and Hopefully Steelhead Too
Van Duzen River: Van Duzen Opened to Fishing as of Wednesday
Eel River - South Fork: Predicted to Rise This Week
Eel River: Flows Are Good on The Main Stem
Mad River: Mad River Fishing Report
Smith River: Smith River Fishing Report
Chetco River: Chetco/Elk/ Sixes Fishing Report