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Fishing Report
February 11, 2015

NESTUCCA RIVER AND THREE RIVERS: steelhead 

Winter steelhead fishing has been good, but did slow later last week during lower water. Fish are spread throughout the system, with the best chance of a hatchery fish in the river below Blaine. Fish are being caught on a variety of techniques depending on the conditions. Angling pressure has been heavy. 

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Fishing Report
February 2, 2015

NORTH COAST LAKES

Trout stocking is scheduled to resume in March. Some surplus hatchery steelhead have been released in Town Lake, Lorens Pond, Coffenbury Lake, and Vernonia Pond this winter.

MID COAST LAKES

The rainbow trout stocking program will begin in many mid coast lakes in early February. Be sure to check out the 2015 stocking schedule for the most up to date information. Fishing for the various warm water fish species can still be productive during the winter months but anglers may need to target different areas of a lake (typically deeper) versus when fishing in the spring or summer.

ALSEA RIVER: steelhead

The winter steelhead fishery is fair to good throughout most of the river. This week should see flows continue to drop and clear. Fishing from the lower north fork down to around the Mike Bauer plunking shack should be productive. Casting lures, bobber and jig / bait or drifting beads along the bottom can be effective techniques this time of year.

BIG CREEK, GNAT CREEK, NF KLASKANINE: steelhead

Fishing for winter steelhead has been good. Dropping flows will make fishing tougher. Use light lines and small baits for best success. Good numbers of fish are still available, but more dark hatchery fish are showing in the catch.

KILCHIS RIVER: steelhead

Winter steelhead fishing has slowed due to low, clear water conditions. The best opportunity will be in the lower river where fresh fish are likely to hold up until more rain comes. Scale your gear to the water conditions.

NECANICUM RIVER: steelhead

Winter steelhead fishing should be fair. Fish are spread through the system, but dropping flows will create tougher fishing conditions. Adjust your gear to the conditions. Boaters should use caution as woody debris can impede passage.

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NEHALEM RIVER AND NORTH FORK: steelhead

Winter steelhead are being caught in the north fork up to and above the hatchery. Fishing has generally been good, but low clear water this week may slow the action. Drift fishing, bobber and jig, or spinners have all produced some fish. Fishing is improving in the mainstem Nehalem River basin also. This river will have the best fishing conditions this week due to its size.

NESTUCCA RIVER AND THREE RIVERS: steelhead

Winter steelhead fishing has been good. Fishing conditions were good early in the week, but dropping flows will lead to clearer water by the weekend. Fish are being caught on a variety of techniques depending on the conditions. Angling pressure has been heavy.

SALMON RIVER: steelhead

Winter steelhead fishing is fair to good in many coastal basins and the Salmon River typically follows this trend. As river flows continue to drop and clear this week, the mid to lower river should produce the best results. The river is open to harvest of wild winter steelhead (Jan 1 – March 31). Anglers are advised to read the new regulations as there are harvest restrictions and new deadlines in effect. The deadline for steelhead fishing is at the confluence with Prairie Creek which enters the Salmon River west of the Van Duzer rest area at the same point as where Sulpher Creek enters the Salmon River.

SILETZ RIVER: steelhead

Steelhead fishing is fair with a high proportion of wild fish mixed into the catch this season. As river levels continue to drop and clear this week, anglers should focus on the mid to lower river when fishing from a boat and above Moonshine Park from the bank. Typical steelhead tactics apply such as side drifting, bobber and jig / bait, or casting spoons or spinners. River conditions should be good through the weekend.

SIUSLAW RIVER: steelhead

The winter steelhead fishery is producing fair to good results in both the Siuslaw and Lake Creek for boat and bank anglers. Peak season typically starts in the coming weeks and as river levels continue to drop and clear; anglers should focus on the mid to lower reaches. River conditions should remain good through the weekend. Typical steelhead angling tactics apply.

TILLAMOOK BAY: sturgeon

Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon should be fair to good. Fish the channel edges on the outgoing tides and move often until you find fish. Sand shrimp on the bottom is a good bet.

TRASK RIVER: steelhead

Winter steelhead fishing has been good, but dropping flows may create more challenging conditions this week. The catch is a mixture of hatchery and wild fish. Fish are spread out, with some fish available in the north and south forks. Drift fishing and bobber and jig or pink worm are good bets, with boaters also scoring fish side drifting.

WILSON RIVER: steelhead

Winter steelhead fishing has been good. Low, clear flows this week will likely reduce success. Look for fish to be spread out throughout the river, with fresh fish concentrated in the lower river. Bobber and jig or spinners/spoons are good options in the upper river. Drift fishing, side drifting, bobber doggin’, or plugs have been producing fish for anglers in the lower river.

YAQUINA RIVER: steelhead

The winter steelhead fishery is fair in the Big Elk. River conditions are low and clear this week and anglers should focus on the deeper holes and runs in the mid to lower reaches. Anglers are advised to watch for private property. Typical steelhead fishing tactics apply but the Big Elk is bed rock dominated and does have a lot of snags.

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