Chinook salmon should be moving into the Kilchis river following these rains

Kilchis River - Idaville, OR (Tillamook County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
10-28-2021
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Chinook salmon should be moving into the Kilchis river following these rains. The river is on the rise, and slightly off color but should be fishable on and off this week. The Kilchis is known for a later Chinook run, but I would expect some to be showing up.

The catch-and-release fishery for chum salmon is open until Nov. 15 and it’s likely some of them are showing up now as well. This is a popular fishery, and can be really fun, but anglers are reminded to use ethical tactics and release fish unharmed. Last year we observed and received multiple complaints about snagging of chum salmon, which is illegal. Oregon State Police will be watching for snagging activity and continued non-compliance could result in a loss of fishing opportunity.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, October 28th

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
Chetco River: Water levels have risen and color up some
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper Creek Reservoir Report
Coos River: Boat and bank anglers (on the jetty) are still catching rockfish inside lower Coos Bay
Coquille River: There are still a few striped bass in the lower river
Diamond Lake: Recent reports show that anglers are easily finding fish
Elk River: Recent rain most likely brought the first few groups of early Chinook into the river
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is unusable at this time!
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Report
Sixes River: Recent significant rainfall was enough to warrant lifting the low water closure
Tenmile Lakes: Yellow perch anglers are reporting decent catches
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report

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