Steelhead Are Here!

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead are here! Fishing has been pretty hot on the Chetco. Higher water conditions lately have been most favorable for bank anglers with a plunking set-up, but as the water levels drop a bit fishing by boat becomes another great option.

Steelhead may be harvested through March 31. Wild steelhead bag limits are 1/day and 3/year (accumulative zone-wide) as part of a daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.

ODFW runs a volunteer-angler broodstock collection program for steelhead. Anglers interested in participating can sign up for the program by contacting ODFW at 541-247-7605

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

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