Nehalem River Fish Report for 10-12-2022
Fall Chinook fishing has improved on Nehalem Bay
Nehalem River - Nehalm, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Fall Chinook fishing has improved on Nehalem Bay. Trolling spinners or baits in the lower bay has been productive. Fish are available in upper tidewater also, where bobber and bait can be effective.
Coho fishing in the Nehalem estuary has been slow to fair. There are a lot of fish in the bay but the catch has been sporadic. The Nehalem gets a run of hatchery coho bound for the North Fork, and the wild coho fishery for Nehalem Bay opened Saturday, Sept. 10. The season is open Wednesdays and Saturdays Sept. 10 – Oct. 15. Open dates for wild Coho are: Sept. 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and Oct. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15.
Hatchery coho began entering the North Fork Nehalem River with the rain last week. Some fish are available up to the hatchery.
As part of your 2 adult salmon/steelhead daily bag limit, only 1 can be a wild adult coho. No more than 1 wild adult coho for the season from the Nehalem Basin. No more than 1 wild jack coho may be retained as part of the jack salmon bag limit per day during the open season for adult wild coho.
Open wild coho open areas are Nehalem Bay from the mouth upstream to the Miami-Foley Bridge, and on the North Fork Nehalem upstream to North Fork road bridge (Aldervale)
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
Campbell Reservoir: There are likely no fish in the reservoir
Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath Lake Report
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing for yellow perch remains a good bet
Sprague River: Best fishing is near the town of Beatty
Williamson River: The river is exceedingly clear and flows are low
Wood River: Fishing for brown trout and redband trout should be good this week
Agate Lake: Agate remains at 13 percent full at the end of irrigation season
Coos River: The wild coho season in the Coos Basin closes on Oct. 15
Coquille River: Anglers have been catching striped bass in the lower Coquille River
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant remains at 4 percent full at the end of irrigation season
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is filling with the input of various springs and is now at 21 percent full
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Artificial fly season is in place through Oct. 31
Tenmile Lakes: The wild coho salmon fishery opened in Tenmile Lake on Oct. 1
Alsea River: Cutthroat trout are abundant and can be found throughout the Alsea basin
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