Was in Good Shape Last Weekend and Fished Well

Trask River - Tillamook , OR (Tillamook County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-19-2020
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For anglers fishing near the hatchery, please be advised that Trask Hatchery is currently CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. There have been compliance issues recently; please DO NOT walk past the hatchery closed signs.

The hatchery grounds closure does not affect fishing on the river itself, only access through the hatchery grounds. During the hatchery grounds closure, all vehicle and angler access is prohibited until further notice to ensure public safety while the construction is in progress.

Parking is available to anglers on Chance Rd. near the entrance to the hatchery, and anglers can continue to access the river on the trail from the parking area but from there must remain on the riverbank without accessing the main hatchery grounds.

The Trask was in good shape last weekend and fished well. It will be dropping a little low and clear this week, but will still be fishable. It appears to be a good run year with plenty of steelhead around.

The forks will be getting low, so using light line, small terminal presentations, and stealthy tactics will improve anglers’ odds of success.

The Trask is a mostly wild fish river, and as such peaks January through mid-April. Bank and boat access are both available on the Trask, though interspersed with private land. In addition, there is good bank access on both the North and South forks (check regulations for deadlines on the forks).

Catching and releasing a big wild winter steelhead is one of the best experiences I know of, but anglers are encouraged to treat these fish with care. The best practices for a good release are to not over fight the fish, and release them as quickly as possible without taking them out of the water.

Trout season will reopen on May 22, 2020.




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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 19th

Alsea River: Steelhead Fishing Has Been Fair
Siletz River: Steelhead Fishing is Solid on The Siletz
Siuslaw River: Steelhead Fishing Continues to Be Good
Umpqua River: Umpqua South is Fishing Good For Steelhead
Nehalem River: Nehalem is Finally in Shape
Nestucca River: Plenty of Fish Being Caught
Wilson River: Dropped into Prime Shape Late Last Week
Coquille River: North Fork Continues to Be Very Low and Clear

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