The Nestucca has a hatchery summer steelhead run

Nestucca River - Pacific, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Three Rivers from the mouth to the hatchery weir (Cedar Creek Hatchery) is closed to all fishing July 16 to Sept. 30. Above the hatchery weir remains open for hatchery steelhead (although there probably aren’t any up there right now) and cutthroat trout fishing. 7/14/21.

The Nestucca has a hatchery summer steelhead run, but the fishing has been slow. Recent resting pool counts on the Nestucca did not observe very many summers, and it appears to be a very low run this year. Last updated 8/25/21.

Fall Chinook opened Aug. 1, and based on what we’re seeing in Tillamook Bay it is pretty likely there are at least a few being caught in the Nestucca Bay as well.