Dropped into Prime Shape Late Last Week

Wilson River - Tillamook , OR (Tillamook County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Wilson dropped into prime shape late last week and fishing was good. Success rates slowed over the weekend were low but there were still fish caught. It’s prime time for broodstock hatchery and wild (catch-and-release only) on the Wilson. It will be a little low and clear late this week, but there are a lot of fish around, so with the right tactics there’s still a good chance of success.

The Wilson is one of the more popular steelhead rivers on the North coast, mostly due to a large hatchery steelhead release and the wild broodstock program. The Wilson broodstock hatchery fish are available late December through mid-April. These fish are known to be large, aggressive fighters as well as excellent table fair.

There is good drift boat access to the mid and lower river, and public land bank access on the upper river available off of Hwy 6.

Trout season will reopen on May 22, 2020.

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