Steelhead fishing has been surprisingly good on the Chetco

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Kenny Priest

“Steelhead fishing has been surprisingly good on the Chetco, with lots of downrunners and a few bright fish,” said Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. “Local guides are getting four to eight steelhead a day, side-drifting roe and Corkies. Fish are spread throughout the river. The end of last week produced a good spring salmon bite in the Rogue, with most boats getting a hatchery fish on Thursday and Friday. Plunkers also caught springers with Spin-N-Glos. A few later steelhead also are being caught.”

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