The Chetco River Angler Caught Broodstock program has started for the year

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

When the river flows have been dropping, bank anglers plunking Spin-n-Glos are doing fairly well on winter steelhead moving upriver. So far, January has been very wet and anglers have had to pick and choose days that are somewhat fishable.‌

The Chetco River Angler Caught Broodstock program has started for the year. Anglers interested in participating need to sign up and obtain a permit. The program is the only way steelhead are collected for the Chetco River hatchery program. Steelhead can be donated by anglers fishing with guides or as a non-guided angler. Donated steelhead are transported to Elk River Hatchery and held until they are spawned. Juvenile steelhead are reared at the hatchery before being released back in the Chetco River. For more information about the program or to obtain a permit, anglers can call the Gold Beach ODFW office at 541-247-7605.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 17th

John Day River: With recent warm and wet weather, steelhead are moving into the lower river
Alsea River: Some early winter steelhead have entered the Alsea River basin
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is on the way up today along with the rest of the North Coast Rivers
Miami River: The steelhead run on Miami will peak January through March
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River should have hatchery steelhead throughout the fishery and wild fish showing up this month
Nehalem River: The Nehalem is on the way up and will likely be high and off color for the week
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork Nehalem has been getting moderate returns of hatchery winter steelhead
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fishing Report
Siletz River: The bite has been steady over the holiday weeks
Siuslaw River: More fish have been entering the system
Three Rivers: Three Rivers should have hatchery steelhead in
Trask River: The Trask River is rising quickly today and may be high and off color all week
Wilson River: The Wilson River is rising quickly this afternoon and is predicted to peak early Friday morning
Yaquina River: Steelhead will likely take advantage of the recent rains to move quickly upriver
Agate Lake: Agate Reservoir has risen sharply and is now 43 percent full
Applegate Reservoir: Fishing for trout should be good
Applegate River: The release from the dam is 600 cfs, and the temperature at release is 41F
Ben Irving Reservoir: Conditions remain the same at Ben Irving getting muddy after lots of rain

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