Spring Chinook Fishing is Slow

Nestucca River - Pacific, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Spring Chinook fishing is slow on the Nestucca River. There are fresh springers starting to stack up in the bay, but biters have been few and far between. Cedar Creek hatchery recycled a few spring Chinook last week. These fish are marked with a hole punch in the operculum (gill cover); if you catch one, we'd love to hear about it. Please report it to Cedar Creek hatchery or to the District office at (503)842-2741.‌

Summer steelhead are in the Nestucca and there are some fish being caught although it's been a little slow. Fish should be making their way to the upper river, and fresh steelies should continue to come in throughout the month. ‌

Cutthroat trout fishing should be fair to good, with fish spread through the river system. 

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, July 3rd

John Day River: Bass are abundant throughout
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Anglers report good trout fishing
Crescent Lake: Crescent Lake Fishing Report
Haystack Reservoir: Haystack Reservoir Update
Metolius River: Metolius River continues to fish well
Ochoco Reservoir: Ochoco Reservoir Update
Prinevile Reservoir: Anglers report fair fishing
Blue River: Blue River Update
Blue River Reservoir: Blue River Reservoir Update
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Update
Clear Lake: Clear Lake Update
Coast Fork Willamette River: Coast Fork will be stocked
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir is full
Gold Lake: Gold Lake fishing officially open
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Will Be Stocked
Middle Fork Willamette: Summer Fishing at Middle Fork Willamette River
Quartzville Creek: Quartzville Creek Update
Salmon Creek: Salmon Creek Update
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Santa River (North Fork) Update
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Santiam River (North Fork) Above Detroit Update
Santiam River (South Fork): Good Flows at Santiam River (South Fork)
Kilchis River: Kilchis River
Necanicum River: Fair Trout Fishing

ODFW Recreation Report

Includes updates to fishing, crabbing and clamming‌   Leftover tags go on sale July 1‌ Tags that are leftover from the big game...... Read More