Summer steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been slow this year

Wilson River - Tillamook , OR (Tillamook County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
9-16-2021
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Summer steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been slow this year, but there are some fish available, particularly in the upper 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’s 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. Rain will get these fish more active too.

Cutthroat trout fishing is open in the Wilson River as well. Good numbers of fish are available throughout the river.

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 fall.




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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, September 16th
Columbia River: Columbia River salmon fishing reopens from Tongue Point/Rocky Point to Warrior Rock on Sept. 17; four additional sturgeon retention days add
: Public comment requested on draft Dungeness crab fishery management plan
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Bradley Lake: Bradley Lake is scheduled to be stocked with fall rainbow trout in mid-October
Chetco River: A few anglers are starting to troll the estuary for salmon
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Lots of Rain in The Forecast
Coquille River: Striped bass fishing is starting to pick up again in the lower Coquille River
Diamond Lake: The lake is lower than normal
Eel Lake: Anglers reported catching a few trout this past week
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 16 percent full and is slowly filling with input from natural springs
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir is about 7 feet above the lowest height on record
Illinois River: The Illinois is open to trout fishing
Lake Selmac: Water levels have been dropping slowly
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo should be a great place to try this week
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should still be good
Rogue River - Middle: There is less than one month left for Chinook fishing between Hog Creek boat ramp and Fishers Ferry
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Still Plenty of Fish Hanging Around
Sixes River: Temporary low water fishing closure will start Oct. 1
Willow Lake: Trout, bass, crappie and perch are most prevalent here
Alsea River: Fall Chinook fishing continues to be steady on the Alsea
Kilchis River: Cutthroat trout are available throughout the Kilchis River
Miami River: Cutthroat trout fishing in the Miami should be fair to good
Nehalem River: Chinook fishing continues to be fair to good throughout the bay
Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing is picking up on the Salmon River
Siletz River: The Siletz Basin will have a limited wild coho fishery this year
Trask River: Anglers will find sea-run cutthroat trout throughout the Trask

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