Chetco River Conditions

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

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by Kenny Priest

After last week’s exceptional steelhead fishing on the Chetco, the action slowed down as the river dropped to 1,000 cfs reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. “The color is still a nice green, but flows are down enough boats are starting to hit bottom in the shallow riffles,” said Martin. “Fish are still being caught, but catch rates are down to a fish or two per boat for the guides, and one fish for every four or five private boats. Lots of steelhead were donated to the Chetco’s hatchery broodstock program the last 10 days, with 91 total adults, including 49 females.”

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