Chetco, Smith, Rogue, Umpqua, Elk, Sixes, Coos and Coquille Rivers at their Best! phone_iphone541.813.1082  /  206.388.8988

Ocean salmon season begins May 19 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 the Klamath River, the ocean salmon season was closed out of Brookings, as well as in some Northern California harbors. During the summer, the salmon that are feeding off the coast of Brookings are usually Sacramento River and Klamath River fish.

This year, the pre-season forecast for the Klamath River is 350,000 fish, well up from last year’s 50,000-fish total. The Rogue River forecast is more than 400,000. With the Port of Brookings right in the middle of the ocean feeding area of those runs, we are anticipating a good ocean salmon season on the Southern Oregon Coast.

We will be offering salmon trips daily. We specialize in trolling herring and anchovies for salmon. There are already schools of anchovies off of Brookings, and the pelicans also have arrived. If pelicans are around, the salmon are not too far away.

Our ocean salmon charters are $175 a person and include all bait and tackle. We also fillet or gill and gut your catch.

Call (541) 813-1082 to book an ocean salmon charter out of Brookings.

Our Signature Trips

•   Chetco River   •

The Chetco is one of Oregon’s premier salmon and steelhead rivers, and our most popular fishery. It produces more kings over 50 pounds.

•   Smith River   •

The Smith River is known for its large run of giant king salmon, as well as numerous steelhead of over 20 pounds.

•   Rogue River   •

The Rogue River is one of the few rivers in the world that has salmon and steelhead fishing twelve months a year!

•   Coquille Bay   •

The Coquille and Coos Bays have most prolific early fall salmon fishing on Oregon Coast!

•   Elk and Sixes   •

For sheer numbers of king salmon, the Elk River is hard to beat. The Elk and Sixes both have late fall runs, peaking in December.

•   Brookings Ocean Charters   •

Capt. Andy Martin spent 10 years guiding in Alaska but now guides and runs charter boats year round in Brookings, Oregon.

Call Captain Andy Martin   •   541.813.1082 / 206.388.8988 Wild Rivers Fishing, P.O. Box 1646, Brookings, OR 97415