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The Oregon Recreation Report (fishing, hunting, viewing), updated Sept. 25 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife:
Coastal chinook and wild coho fishing
Coastal salmon fishing is starting to heat up in several areas. Weve got reports of anglers hooking plenty of coho on the north coast, and others limiting out on chinook after 2 or 3 hours of fishing places like the Umpqua. Check out this weeks Recreation Report to see where fishing is hot, and see river by river season descriptions, on the Salmon and Steelhead page on ODFW web site.
Columbia River fall chinook fishing still going strong
Numbers have peaked at Bonneville Dam but there are still plenty of fish in the river and theyre moving upstream.
Rifle deer season opens Saturday
Rains have opened some private lands to hunting and lessened fire danger in parts of the state. Check for restrictions where you are headed and see ODF webpage for the latest on private land restrictions (click Landowner/Corporate Closure Chart for private land closures) Fall Hunting Forecast is onlineBARBLESS HOOKS NOW REQUIRED Effective Jan. 1, 2013 the following tributaries of the Columbia will be restricted to barbless hooks when fishing for salmon, steelhead and trout:
Youngs River from Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to markers at confluence with Klaskanine River.
Lewis and Clark River from Hwy 101 bridge upstream to Alternate Hwy 101 Bridge.
Walluski River from confluence with Youngs River upstream to Hwy 202 Bridge.
Gnat Creek from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road.
Knappa/Blind Slough select areas.
Fall chinook regulations took effect in coastal areas on August 1. Wild Coho fisheries began Sept. 15 in coastal basins. Anglers should check the ODFW website for updates on quotas, or call the local ODFW office for more information.
wed love to hear about your recent fishing experience. Send us your own fishing report through ODFW Fishing Reports?the information will be forwarded to the local biologist who may use it to update various ODFW resources such as the Weekly Recreation Report.
Check out the new trout stocking map
Find the location and details about the many lakes ponds and streams that receive hatchery trout from ODFWs fish hatcheries on the new Google based fishing map.
Cape Meares, Town, Coffenbury, Lost and Town Lakes were stocked the week of Sept. 23 with trophy size trout. Some additional leftover trout from a recent fishing event were also released in Cape Meares Lake.
Trout stocking in the mid coast is done for the season. Trout fishing is typically slow during the summer months but will pick up in the fall once water temperatures cool down. Most water bodies get stocked multiple times per season and can have a good number of carry over fish available to anglers.
Fishing for warm water species is good spring through fall and is often an overlooked past time along the coast. Largemouth bass, perch, bluegill and brown bullhead are the most common warm water fish. The Florence area offers the most opportunity along the mid coast such as Siltcoos, Tahkenitch, Woahink, Sutton, and Mercer lakes.
ALSEA RIVER: chinook, Coho, cutthroat
The wild coho fishery opened up on Sept. 15 and is providing anglers with some decent catch rates in the bay and lower tidewater finishing the incoming tide. Anglers are allowed 1 wild adult coho per day and 2 wild adult coho for the season. The chinook fishery is producing good catch from the lower bay to head of tide. Look to fish the incoming tide down in the bay and jaws fishery and through the slack tide in the tidewater fishery from Drift Creek on up. The next good rain event should start to move fish up river and provide some good bank fishing. The new permanent salmon fishing deadline is at Rivers Edge Park boat ramp.
Cutthroat trout fishing is fair to good in the main stem river and other large basin tributaries that are open to fishing such as Fiver Rivers and Drift Creek. Casting small spinners or fly fishing can be very productive in the deeper pools or glides. Sea run cutthroat trout are showing up in good numbers. This time of year they can be spread out through the basin. Trolling or casting small lures can be effective in tidewater.
KILCHIS RIVER: chinook, cutthroat
Angling for cutthroat should be fair to good. Sea run cutthroat should be spread out from tidewater upstream. Some chinook should be available in tidal areas.
NEHALEM RIVER: trout, chinook, coho
Chinook fishing success is fair to good. Fish are spread through tidewater and into the lower river. Trolling herring or spinners are the most common techniques, but bobber fishing is best in upper tidewater and lower river areas. A few coho are being caught, with overall catches fair. The wild coho fishery opened Sept. 15. There is a 700 wild coho quota this year. Angling for trout should be fair to good. Sea run cutthroat are available in the bay and lower river. Troll or cast small spinners along shorelines for best success.