January is a Great Month to be on the Nestucca
Nestucca River - Pacific, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
The Nestucca River has two different hatchery winter steelhead stocks, one of which is early returning, and most prevalent in the lower river and Three Rivers which return late November through the end of January. In contrast, the broodstock hatchery fish return late December through mid April, and should now be throughout the basin. January is a great month to be on the Nestucca as both of these stocks are coming in as well as wild steelhead (catch-and-release only). There was a decent push of fish after the last rains and fishing was moderately good last weekend. Predictions show some weather coming in the next couple days which will likely have the Nestucca high and off color for the weekend, but it should drop back into prime shape by the middle of next week. All the usual techniques are working, with the higher flows and some color stick to the larger, brighter presentations.
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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, January 16th
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing has Been Fair
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Steelhead Report
Necanicum River: After Rain Events for the Best Action.
Siletz River: Winter Steelhead Improved this Last Week
Siuslaw River: The Siuslaw River is Dropping into Good Shape this Week
Trask River: Prime Shape by the Middle of Next Week.
Wilson River: January is a Great Month to be on the Wilson
Clackamas River: Effort on the Clackamas is Picking Up
Willamette River: Middle Fork Willamette River Fishing Report
Olallie Lake: Olallie Lake Fishing Report
Sandy River: Steelhead Fishing Appears to be Picking Up
Santiam River North Fork-2: A Few Winter Steelhead are Showing Up
Timothy Lake: Excellent Trout Fishing for Bank and Boat Anglers
Trail Bridge Reservoir: Significant Public Access Constraints
Coos River: Coos River Basin Fishing Report
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Saturday, January 12th
Rogue River Upper: Commission meets Jan. 18 in Salem
Columbia River: Joint workgroup of Oregon, Washington commissioners meets about Columbia River fisheries