The Kilchis is low and clear and will be that way through the week. While numbers of fish aren’t as high upriver, neither is the number of anglers. SILETZ RIVER: summer steelhead, fall Chinook, cutthroat trout.
Closed from the marker at the Dam hole (MP 7 on Trask River Rd) up to Blue Ridge Creek Sept. 1 to Nov. 30. There aren’t online river level readings for the North Fork Nehalem, but generally it comes into shape a bit ahead of larger North Coast steelhead rivers like the Wilson River.
Concentrate on deep holding pools in the lower river and upper tidewater for best chances. During authorized seasons — daily bag limit of one wild coho salmon and one wild coho jack per day. NEWPORT. Last chance to catch some nice cutthroat in the stream before it closes for the winter. Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open May 22 – Oct 31.
Note that this access is voluntary and hasn’t always been granted, and it potentially could be taken away if anglers don’t respect the property and pack out litter. With dry weather predicted this week we may start to seem more fish in the bay. A reminder that there are no wild coho fisheries in coastal rivers and streams this year. For more information about upcoming North Coast fishing seasons, including regulation updates, visit ODFW’s online fishing reports at https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/northwest-zone, Nehalem Bay special ocean management area Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): 2 per day, 3 daily limits in possession. by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff 3-8-2016 Website. ODFW weekly recreation report and regulation updates. NORTHWEST.
The affected area is a seaward rectangle, approximately 0.4 miles south and 0.7 miles north of the center of the channel and 0.5 miles seaward from the mouth of the Nehalem River, defined by the following GPS points:
On days we can’t get out in the ocean we have been fishing NEHALEM BAY for summer kings. We continue to urge anglers and others recreating outside to stay close to home, keep your social distance, and travel safely. Check before you fish. We’ve gotten a few reports of hatchery coho being caught in the Necanicum recently. Brighton Marina- approximately 3 miles south of Wheeler off Hwy 101, near mile post 47.
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With the river getting low and clear and not much rain in sight, it will probably be slow this week. Please contact the Port of Alsea with any questions. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Last updated 10/26/2020. The rule changes do not affect other existing regulations in this ocean area. Last updated 10/28/20.
Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1 – Dec 31. No more than 5 wild adult coho salmon may be harvested per year in the Northwest and Southwest Zones with open wild coho salmon fisheries. Salmon caught in this area will still be recorded on the combined angling tag as code “2”, not code “66” (see page 90 of the 2019 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for location codes). Sturgeon over 54 inches in fork length cannot be removed totally or in part from the water.
Additional restrictions may occur on an annual basis. These are in-season regulation changes adopted on a temporary or emergency basis. Beginning Aug.1, special regulations for fall Chinook go into effect on many mid-coast streams, including the Alsea, Siletz, Siulsaw, Yachats and Yaquina. Of these 10 wild adult Chinook salmon, no more than 5 may be harvested from the Nehalem River and Bay and/or North Fork Nehalem River from Jan 1 – Sep 15.
TILLAMOOK AND NEHALEM SUMMER FISHING REPORT – August 2020. Just remember that coho must be adipose-fin clipped to be retained.
Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31. Anglers are catching fish in the upper portions of the estuary with some days/tides better than others. In addition, there will still be fresh Chinook migrating through throughout the month of November. These fisheries usually peak in November but will start to pick up in the next couple of weeks when we get some much needed rain. 10/14/20, Anglers should look for holdover trout from this spring’s stocking in places like Big Creek Reservoirs and Mercer, Munsel, Cleawox, and Siltcoos lakes.
Catch limits for hatchery salmon and legal size limits also remain unchanged.