Fishing Reports: Chetco, Smith, Rogue,Elk, Sixes, Coquille
Operating Under Special Use Permit within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest for the Wild and Scenic Chetco River.
Operating Under Special Use Permit within Six Rivers National Forest for Smith River National Recreation Area.
Date: February 5, 2019
After hit-and-miss steelhead fishing on the Chetco and Smith rivers in January, fishing picked up the first week of February as fresh fish moved in from the ocean. Wild Rivers Fishing guides have been catching as many as half a dozen steelhead a day. Andy and Travis, with special-use permits from the Forest Service, have … Continue reading “Steelhead fishing heats up on Chetco, Smith”
Date: January 7, 2019
Steelhead season is under way on the Wild Rivers Coast, with fish now in the Chetco and Smith rivers. Fishing was slow for much of December, but now that rain has arrived, fresh steelhead are showing up. The Chetco has been the best bet so far in 2019, and should get even better with the … Continue reading “Steelhead season begins on Chetco, Smith”
Date: September 2, 2018
Our 2018 fall king salmon season on the Southern Oregon and Northern California coast is off to a great start. Capt. Andy spent August on the Rogue River Bay in Gold Beach, where an above-average salmon run has been expected. While not epic, fishing was solid all of August. We averaged a fish per rod … Continue reading “Fall salmon season heats up”
Date: May 15, 2018
Lingcod and rockfish season is in full swing off the coast of Brookings, where the Wild Rivers Fishing crew has been running trips daily. During good weather days, limits of lingcod and rockfish have been common. During windy days, we are still catching rockfish, but the lings are tougher to come by when we are … Continue reading “Lingcod, rockfish action good out of Brookings”
The ocean salmon season out of Brookings opens Saturday, May 19, and runs through Aug. 26. The 100-day season covers the best times to fish for salmon in the ocean out of Brookings, which is usually mid-June through mid-August. Peak ocean salmon season is typically in July. Last year, because of a low forecast for … Continue reading “Ocean salmon season begins May 19 out of Brookings”
Date: May 8, 2018
What has turned out to be another solid steelhead run on the Chetco and other Southern Oregon rivers has been interrupted by what may turn out to be the biggest storm of the season. The river blew out yesterday. Much more rain is coming this weekend and it may be several days before we are … Continue reading “Another solid steelhead run on the Chetco”