Chinook and coho fishing in the bay has really slowed

Nehalem River - Nehalm, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
10-28-2021
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Chinook and coho fishing in the bay has really slowed, and with the recent rain and associated river rise we are seeing a lot of fish moving up river. The best fishing for Chinook this week on the Nehalem basin will probably be in the lower mainstem and lower North Fork. The upper deadline for salmon fishing on the Nehalem mainstem is the Foss Rd (CC) bridge located at river mile 15.

In addition to getting some Chinook, there are still hatchery coho moving into the North Fork Nehalem, many fish are getting dark, but there are still a few decent fish around.




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
Kilchis River: Chinook salmon should be moving into the Kilchis river following these rains
Miami River: There should be some Chinook moving into the river with the recent rains
Necanicum River: There should be fish throughout the system

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