Cutthroat trout fishing is open in the Wilson River as well

Wilson River - Tillamook , OR (Tillamook County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Summer steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been slow this year, recent resting pool counts confirmed that numbers are down this year. That said we did see a few summers around, dispersed throughout the river. Normally September can be a good month to target these fish as water temperatures start to drop, swimming pressure lets up, and fish that have been holding get more active, but with the low numbers it is probably still going to be tough fishing. For those still wanting to target these fish; covering lots of water will probably be the key to success.

Cutthroat trout fishing is open in the Wilson River as well. This year’s resting pool counts found above average numbers of cutthroat throughout the Wilson this year, and some good concentrations if some pools.  

Fall Chinook opened in the Wilson on Aug. 1, but the fishing is slow and there probably won’t be much happening above tidewater until we get some rain later in the fal

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are starting to move back into the main part
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Fishing can be excellent this time of year if flows are fishable
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing will be slow for trout as most stocked rainbow trout will move to deeper water
Miller Lake: Fishing is excellent as the lake has been heavily stocked
Sprague River: Sprague River Fishing Report
Williamson River: Williamson River Fishing Report
Wood River: One of the best bets for fishing right now
Chetco River: Water levels are low
Elk River: Fall season rule changes for Chinook are now in place
Expo Pond: Warmwater fishing continues at Exp
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Emergency Regulations are still in effect
Hyatt Lake: Emergency Regulations still in effect
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should still be good
Rogue River- Lower: The Rogue Bay has been busy with anglers
Rogue River - Middle: ODFW has lifted the 2 p.m. fishing closure between Lobster and Hog creeks
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Flows above Prospect seem to have leveled of
Sixes River: Anglers should be able to find sea-run cutthroat in most pools
Willow Lake: Water levels have started to drop significantly
Miami River: Cutthroat trout fishing in the Miami should start to improve
Nehalem River: Chinook fishing picked back up the past week
Nestucca River: The Nestucca has a hatchery summer steelhead run
Trask River: Anglers will find sea-run cutthroat trout throughout the Trask