Kilchis River Report

Kilchis River - Idaville, OR (Tillamook County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-2-2020
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Rain and breezy conditions are the forecast for the week, with the possibility of “blow out” conditions on New Year’s Day and maybe Saturday. The Kilchis, however, comes back into shape quickly and will likely be fishable late in the week, and possibly Sunday. It’s still a touch early on the Kilchis, but after last week’s high water event there should be a few steelhead in the system.

The Kilchis is a mostly wild fish river for steelhead, and as is at its best mid-January through early April. The Kilchis is a small river and as such can get low and clear, but it is also one of the first basins to come back in shape after a storm, and is often fishable when other North coast basins are still blown out.

There is plenty of public access on the Kilchis River available from state forest lands, in addition to drift boat access.

Catching and releasing a big wild winter steelhead is one of the best experiences I know of, but anglers are encouraged to treat these fish with care. The best practices for a good release are to not over fight the fish, and release them as quickly as possible without taking them out of the water.

Trout season will reopen on May 22, 2020.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 2nd

Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Report
Applegate River: Applegate River Fishing Report
Arizona Pond: Arizona Pond Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irving Reservoir Report
Chetco River: Chetco River Report
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Fishing Report
Elk River: Elk River Fishing Report
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Fishing Report
Empire Lake Upper: Empire Lake Fishing Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Report
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Report
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
Garrison Lake: Garrison Lake Fishing Report
Hemlock Lake: Hemlock Fishing Report
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Fishing Report
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Fishing Report
Illinois River: Illinois River Fishing Report
Lake Marie: Lake Marie Fishing Report
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Report
Loon Lake: Loon Lake Fishing Report
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Rogue River Lower: Lower Rogue River Report
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Fishing Report
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue River Fishing Report
Sixes River: Sixes River Fishing Report
Smith River: Smith River Fishing Report
Soda Springs Reservoir: Soda Springs Remains Closed
Tenmile Lakes: Tenmile Lakes Fishing Report
Toketee Lake: Toketee Lake Fishing Report
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Willow Lake: Willow Lake Report
Alsea River: Alsea River Fishing Report

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Columbia River

12-23-2019
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