The Nehalem went all the way into flood stage on Tuesday

Nehalem River - Nehalm, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-2-2022
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The Nehalem went all the way into flood stage on Tuesday. This big river takes a long time to drop and green up so the lower river may not be fishable this week. The upper river could come into shape a little earlier, and the few tributaries that are open to steelhead fishing (Salmonberry River and Cook Cr) will fish earlier as well. The Nehalem mainstem is a mostly wild steelhead river without any hatchery releases, but there is plenty of catch-and-release opportunity for wild steelhead.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 2nd

Ana Reservoir: Fishing for hybrid bass has been successful for a few fishermen recently
Dog Lake: Ice is approximately 11 inches deep and fishing has been fair
Upper Klamath Lake: Fishing is very slow
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Ice fishing has been excellent at times for small yellow perch
Chetco River: Recent rainfall has brought the river levels up
Cooper Creek Reservoir: A recent extra stocking of larger trout should make fishing for trout more productive
Coos River: The rain this week should finally get the river levels to rise
Coquille River: The rain this week should finally get the river levels to rise to more normal conditions
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is usable and anglers are taking advantage of it
Rogue River- Lower: With recent rainstorms, fishing conditions have improved
Rogue River - Middle: Wild steelhead can now be retained above Hog Creek boat ramp
Rogue River- Upper: Best bets for the upper river would be concentrating on the area between Shady Cove and Touvelle
Sixes River: Current fishing conditions are good
Umpqua River: Steelhead fishing has slowed as the river has gotten low and clear
Winchuck River: Current conditions are great
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing is expected to pick up this week after some much needed rain
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River will be one of the first floatable rivers to come back into shape
Necanicum River: The hatchery winter steelhead run on the Necanicum River is about done

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