Chetco/ Rogue Conditions

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

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by Kenny Priest

High water has kept drift boaters off the Chetco for the past week, but steelhead are still being caught by plunkers fishing from the lower river gravel bars reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. He said, “The river is high from rain and snowmelt and likely will remain high for boaters through the weekend. Slides above Loeb Park and up the South Fork continue to keep the Chetco muddy. The Rogue continues to be a bright spot for Southern Oregon rivers, as big numbers of fish have returned and Lost Creek and Applegate dams have kept the river fishable. MagLip plugs are working best.”

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