Necanicum River Report

Necanicum River - Seaside, OR (Clatsop County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-2-2020
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Fishing has been fair on the Necanicum this past week with anglers catching some hatchery fish. The conditions are just starting to get back on the low side, but today’s storm and rain throughout the week should fix that.

It’s difficult to tell whether or not we will get enough rain to muddy up the Necanicum, but my best guess is that it will fish late this week and into the weekend, though it may be on the high side. When fishing high or colored up water, large presentations and bright colors are key. This is also a good time to break out the bait or scents for added attraction. In addition fishing techniques that keep the presentation near the bottom (drift fishing, bobber doggin’, side drifting) are a good bet. 

The Necanicum is a small, creek like, basin with good bank access along Hwy 26 and some float opportunity on the lower river. The Necanicum gets a run of early returning hatchery steelhead that peaks in late December and January, and has catch-and-release opportunities for wild steelhead through the end of March.

Due to the small size, this basin gets low and clear if there’s no rain, but is one of the first to clear after a storm.

There is a boating hazard not far upstream of the Hwy 101 take out, in the form of a large log jam, but it is passable on River Right.

Trout season will reopen on May 22, 2020.




More Reports

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

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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
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Report

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