Steelhead fishing has been slow, boat anglers are faring the bes

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead fishing has been slow. Boat anglers are faring the best. Anglers can expect a lot of fishing pressure from both boat and bank anglers.

ODFW is conducting several projects on the river. Anglers can participate in the Chetco River angler caught winter steelhead broodstock program by signing up and receiving a permit.  ODFW also has crews conducting angler creel surveys through March 30 to monitor angling pressure on the river and steelhead catch. It is a busy time on the Chetco River and anglers can find out more about either program by contacting the ODFW Gold Beach office at 541-247-7605

There are new license requirements to fish for winter steelhead in 2023 on south coast rivers and anglers should check the new regulation book prior to fishing. In particular, anglers that used to buy their license as a guest will now need to establish an ODFW Angler ID Number.

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