Nestucca River Report

Nestucca River - Pacific, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Nestucca’s returning hatchery steelhead run is predominantly “broodstock” hatchery fish, meaning their origins are Nestucca wild steelhead, As such, their run timing mimics that of the wild run and peaks January through March. With the freshets the North Coast has gotten the past few weeks there should be fish throughout the system. The Nestucca was still high and off color as of Tuesday 1/5/21. It should fish by the weekend, but may still be a little on the high side.

There is still plenty of opportunity for hatchery steelhead in Three Rivers. Cedar Creek hatchery recycled a few more to Pacific City today. It should be fishable mid-week through the weekend and early next week.

The Dalles Pool sturgeon retention season closes tonight
Columbia River

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