Salmon fishing remains decent in the Chetco estuary

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Kenny Priest

According to Martin, “Salmon fishing remains decent in the Chetco estuary but catch rates have dropped as kings begin to transition from the bay to the tidewater. “Large numbers of jacks and adults are now holding upriver at Tide Rock and Morris Hole, where anglers can still target them, but bobbers must be used until Nov. 4,” said Martin. “The river is still too low for drift boat fishing, except in the deep tidewater holes. Kings continue to show up in the catch in the Rogue Bay, where hatchery coho also are available. The Coos has slowed but coho are still plentiful.”

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