Southern Oregon Rivers Report

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

Low, clear water continues to make fishing tough on the Chetco, but steelhead are being caught on the lower end by the first few boats to float down reports Martin. “There are still a lot of hatchery fish between Loeb Park and Social Security Bar, but they are challenging to catch with flows already near early summer levels. Few boats are fishing the upper river because of low flows. The Rogue, Elk and Sixes also have slowed because of low water. Spring salmon will arrive soon on the Rogue, likely after a decent rain. The Elk and Sixes are now practically too low to drift, said Martin.

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