Chetco River Fishing Report

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Angling pressure has been light. In lower clear water conditions like we’ve had recently, anglers will likely have better luck if they switch to lighter tackle. In varying water conditions, fly-fishing, tossing spinners, running plugs, bobber and jig, and drifting/bouncing eggs are all tried and true options.

ODFW has been conducting some spawning surveys/redd counts this year to monitor steelhead during these low flow periods. Surveys have indicated this has been a really good year for steelhead spawning on the south coast.  In addition, anglers have noticed quite few down-running spawned-out steelhead in their catch.

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.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 25th

Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fishing Report
Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Fishing Report
Smith River: Smith River Fishing Report
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Fishing Report
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Fishing Report
Alsea River: Alsea River Fishing Report

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