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45° 16' 28.722" N, 123° 49' 36.2388" W

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December 11, 2014

Most rivers and streams closed to trout fishing on Oct. 31.

NORTH COAST LAKES  

Trout stocking is complete for the year. The dock was replaced at Town Lake and the lake is nearly full. Some additional hatchery summer steelhead adults were recently released in the lake.

MID COAST LAKES

The wild coho salmon fishery in Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes has slowed down. Many fish have migrated up onto the spawning grounds or are in spawning condition. Small numbers of new bright fish will continue to pulse in through December. Anglers have success either trolling or casting lures such as spinners, spoons, hot shots, mag warts or some type of rattle / wiggle bass plug. Areas to focus on are near the lake outlets or the major tributaries to the lakes.

ALSEA RIVER: Chinook, steelhead

Winter steelhead season is underway with reports of some steelhead being caught from the lower river up to the hatchery. Good numbers of fish typically start returning over the next few weeks.

The fall Chinook run is essentially over for the year as most fish have already spawned. Some coho salmon are still being caught but anglers are reminded that the wild coho fishery ended on Nov. 30.

BIG CREEK, GNAT CREEK, NF KLASKANINE: steelhead

Fishing for winter steelhead is improving. Forecasted rains this week should bring in a new wave of fish. These streams will tend to clear more quickly due to their relatively small size, and could provide good opportunity over the weekend.

KILCHIS RIVER: Chinook, steelhead

Fall Chinook fishing should be fair to good as fresh fish push in after the storms last week. The lower river will provide the best opportunity for a bright fish. A few winter steelhead are also available. Fishing conditions may be marginal later in the week due to forecasted rains raising the river, but this stream is one of the first to clear.

NECANICUM RIVER: steelhead

Winter steelhead fishing should be improving as more fish enter the system. Rain this week should bring in fresh fish. Drift fishing brightly colored baits along seams and current breaks should produce fish in the higher flows expected this week.

NEHALEM RIVER AND NORTH FORK: Chinook, steelhead

Chinook fishing is slow. Many fish are dark and should be released to spawn. Winter steelhead are being caught in increasing numbers in the north fork up to the hatchery.  

NESTUCCA RIVER AND THREE RIVERS: steelhead, Chinook, coho

Fall Chinook fishing is winding down. Most fish are dark and should be released to spawn. Fishing the river with bait-wrapped plugs, drifted or back-bounced baits, or bobber and bait typically will produce fish. Winter steelhead are beginning to show in the catch, especially in Three Rivers. Slowly fish brighter offerings in the slower water and current breaks during the higher flows expected this week.

SALMON RIVER: Chinook, steelhead

Fall Chinook fishing is slow as any remaining fish are on the spawning grounds. Winter steelhead are starting to show up in most coastal basins. Salmon River does get a good return of wild winter steelhead and an occasional stray hatchery fish.

SILETZ RIVER: steelhead, Chinook

Winter steelhead season is just getting underway. A small number of chrome bright fish have been caught from the lower river up to Moonshine Park. Fall Chinook fishing is slow as most remaining fish have moved onto the spawning grounds. Coho salmon are still being caught but anglers are reminded that the wild coho fishery ended on Nov. 30.

SIUSLAW RIVER: steelhead, Chinook

Winter steelhead are starting to show up in small numbers around the mid to lower sections of the Siuslaw and Lake Creek. Fall Chinook fishing is very slow and any remaining fish have moved onto the spawning grounds. Some coho salmon are still being caught but anglers are reminded that the wild coho fishery ended on Nov 30.

TILLAMOOK BAY: Chinook

Fishing for fall Chinook is slow to fair. High river flows this week could lead to poorer fishing conditions in the bay. Some fish will continue to available through the end of the month. Trolling herring or spinners near the bottom is the standard technique.  

TRASK RIVER: steelhead, Chinook, coho

Fishing for Chinook has been fair to good, but may slow with high water this week. Bobber and bait, backtrolling plugs, or backbouncing should all produce fish. An early winter steelhead or two has been reported. Look for more fish to show up with the rains this week.

WILSON RIVER: Chinook, steelhead

Fall Chinook are still available in decent numbers. Fish should be spread out through the river, especially after rains raise the river this week. Fishing conditions may be marginal to poor during mid to late week, but should be improving by the weekend. Release dark fish to spawn. All techniques should produce fish, with bobber and bait, back bouncing, bait-wrapped plugs, and casting spinners among the best. Winter steelhead are available in increasing numbers as well.

YAQUINA RIVER: steelhead, Chinook, The winter steelhead run is starting to kick in with anglers getting into a few fish along the Big Elk as conditions allow. The fall Chinook fishery is essentially over for the season as most fish have already spawned. Some coho salmon are still moving through the system but anglers are reminded that the wild coho fishery ended on Nov 30.

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December 8, 2014

NESTUCCA RIVER AND THREE RIVERS: steelhead, Chinook, coho

Fall Chinook fishing should be fair to good as new fish push in with higher flows from last week. Fishing the river with bait-wrapped plugs, drifted or back-bounced baits, or bobber and bait typically will produce fish. Winter steelhead are beginning to show in the catch, especially in Three Rivers.

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