Chetco Fishing Report

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

Craig Nunley of Caldwell, Idaho, holds a steelhead he caught and released Dec. 27 while fishing the Upper Chetco River with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. The steelhead hit a bead and roe.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wild Rivers Fishing.

by Kenny Priest

The Chetco is full of half-pounders and a few adult steelhead according to Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. “Plunkers and drift boaters are doing best on the lower end,” said Martin. “Big numbers of smolts are making it difficult to fish roe on the upper end. A few late kings also are being caught. Salmon were still being caught on the Elk River last week, but low flows made it difficult to drift this week. With more rain coming, it will be the best shot at late salmon.”

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