Chetco/Elk/Sixes Fishing Report

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

The Rivers:

The Chetco had a decent bite for steelhead last week before it blew out over the weekend reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. “Plunkers caught fish at Loeb Park and Social Security,” said Martin. “After reaching 9,000 cfs on Saturday, the river remained muddy and blown out Monday evening. A slide on the South Fork has it colored from top to bottom. It should be in good shape by Christmas or shortly after. The Elk was high but fishable on Monday, and most boats caught multiple salmon. Expect salmon to continue to arrive through the end of the week. The Sixes is high but should fish by Christmas. It closes Dec. 31 to salmon. The Elk remains open in January.

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].

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for Thursday, December 19th, 2019

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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
Chetco River: Chetco/Elk/ Sixes Fishing Report