Chetco Steelhead Report

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Kenny Priest

Despite near-perfect water conditions, steelhead fishing was slow over the weekend on the Chetco, with just a one-fish average for most boats, reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. “Catch rates improved Monday as dropping flows and fresh fish arriving on the tides have boosted the action,” said Martin. “A mix of wild and hatchery fish are being caught. No rain in the forecast should keep flows near ideal for the next week, but low, clear water could challenge anglers by the weekend.”

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