Chetco River - Brookings, OR

River Information

Fish Species: Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Steelhead



Latest Photos

1-12-2022
Randy Reese of Springfield, Ore., holds a salmon caught Nov. 1 on the Chetco River while fishing with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. He was using a 5.0 MagLip.
11-4-2021
Craig Nunley of Caldwell, Idaho, holds a steelhead he caught and released Dec. 27 while fishing the Upper Chetco River with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. The steelhead hit a bead and roe.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wild Rivers Fishing.
1-2-2020
Paul Bocher of Reedsport landed this hefty fall Chinook salmon while fishing the Chetco “Bubble” fishery in 2018. The ODFW is proposing a one-year temporary closure to the fishery in 2019 due to extremely low preseason forecasts of returning wild kings to the Chetco this fall.
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Andy Martin/ Brookings Fishing Charters.
Paul Bocher
5-16-2019

Chetco River Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Chinook Salmon 49 lbs. 13 oz. 10-14-2017 View Report
Chinook Salmon 20 lbs. 9-17-2016 View Report
Steelhead 19 lbs. 1-09-2018 View Report
Steelhead 15 lbs. 1-31-2017 View Report
Steelhead 11 lbs. 1-06-2018 View Report

Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
2-2-2023 Steelhead fishing has been slow on the Chetco
Steelhead fishing has been slow on the Chetco,... more »
Kenny Priest
1-26-2023 Chetco Steelhead Report
Despite near-perfect water conditions, steelhead fishing was slow... more »
Kenny Priest
1-25-2023 Steelhead fishing has been slow, boat anglers are faring the bes
Steelhead fishing has been slow. Boat anglers are... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-19-2023 After weeks of high water, the Chetco is finally dropping into shape
After weeks of high water, the Chetco is... more »
Kenny Priest
1-4-2023 Bank anglers are picking up a few steelhead in between storms
Bank anglers are picking up a few steelhead... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

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