Cutthroat trout are scattered throughout the river

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Cutthroat trout are scattered throughout the river. The best time to catch cutthroat is in the evening or early morning as they move to the head of pools to feed. As water temperatures climb in the main river, anglers willing to do a little rugged exploring should try fishing higher in the watershed or some of the larger tributaries to find cutthroat.

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 5th

Hat Rock Pond: Hat Rock Pond Report
Umatilla River: The spring Chinook fishery on the Umatilla River is open currentl
Crane Prairie Reservoir: The reservoir 87 percent full
Crescent Lake: Recent reports of good fishing for large brown and lake trout
Haystack Reservoir: Haystack is currently at 80 percent full
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake is now accessible
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is 96 percent full
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir at 98 percent full
Wickiup Reservoir: The reservoir is 67 percent full
Breitenbush River: The Breitenbush River will not be stocked with trout this year
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir is full and all boat ramps are currently in the water
Foster Reservoir: The reservoir is beginning to fill and the water level is rising
Green Peter Reservoir: The water level in Green Peter continues to rise and is now only 10 feet below full pool
McKenzie River: Fishing for summer steelhead has been good and spring Chinook should be heating up
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Flows are currently around 1,400 cfs where it flows into Detroit Reservoir and dropping
Santiam River (South Fork): Flows are currently in great shape, about 1,560 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Alsea River: Trout fishing is back open on the Alsea!
Nestucca River: The river is at near winter flow levels
Salmon River: The Salmon River is back open for trout fishing!
Siletz River: This last week we saw our first summers reach the trap, bright and chrome!
Three Rivers: Three Rivers has a spring Chinook showing up in moderate numbers
Trask River: A good freshet over the weekend brought the Trask to winter flow levels
Wilson River: Trout fishing should be fair to good throughout the river
Agate Lake: Agate Lake Report
Applegate Reservoir: All boat ramps are open as well as Hart-Tish

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