Chetco River Fish Report for 10-28-2021
Water levels have risen and color up some
Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
We got significant precipitation recently causing water levels to rise and color up some. There are good numbers of Chinook spread throughout the lower river and more to still come as this is just the beginning of the run. Temporary rule changes for wild adult Chinook are now in place Aug. 31-Dec. 31. One wild adult Chinook per day and two total for the time period. This temporary rule change affects only adult wild Chinook. All other zone regulations still apply including the hatchery Chinook retention and the bobber rule. The bobber rule is in effect through Nov. 3.
With trout season winding down, closes Nov. 1, anglers should try and get out to target sea-run cutthroat trout as they are moving in and following the Chinook. These big cutthroat will eat any offering. In particular, anchovies and salmon eggs.
ODFW tracks hatchery survival and other important information through Coded Wire Tag returns. Anglers with hatchery catch are encouraged to return adipose fin-clipped Chinook snouts to ODFW. A snout box with instructions is located inside the fish cleaning station in the port near the boat ramp. Thank you for your participation.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, October 28th, 2021
Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Bass fishing will be good throughout the Oregon section of the Snake River
Chewaucan River: Fishing will be poor this week due to rain
Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are scattering throughout Upper Klamath Lake
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Catch rates were low on opening day and effort was very high
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing for yellow perch will be your best bet
Sprague River: Opened to fishing through Oct. 31
Williamson River: Flows are very low, fishing is good
Wood River: Best section is from Fort Klamath to Weed Road for brown trout
Arizona Pond: The pond was stocked heavily this spring
Ben Irving Reservoir: Lots of rain has likely muddied the waters
Bradley Lake: Trout fishing has been good at Bradley Lake
Butterfield Lake: Anglers are reported great fishing at Butterfield Lake
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