Chetco River - Brookings, OR

River Information

Fish Species: Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Steelhead



Latest Photos

1-12-2022
Randy Reese of Springfield, Ore., holds a salmon caught Nov. 1 on the Chetco River while fishing with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. He was using a 5.0 MagLip.
11-4-2021
Craig Nunley of Caldwell, Idaho, holds a steelhead he caught and released Dec. 27 while fishing the Upper Chetco River with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. The steelhead hit a bead and roe.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wild Rivers Fishing.
1-2-2020
Paul Bocher of Reedsport landed this hefty fall Chinook salmon while fishing the Chetco “Bubble” fishery in 2018. The ODFW is proposing a one-year temporary closure to the fishery in 2019 due to extremely low preseason forecasts of returning wild kings to the Chetco this fall.
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Andy Martin/ Brookings Fishing Charters.
Paul Bocher
5-16-2019

Chetco River Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Chinook Salmon 49 lbs. 13 oz. 10-14-2017 View Report
Chinook Salmon 20 lbs. 9-17-2016 View Report
Steelhead 19 lbs. 1-09-2018 View Report
Steelhead 15 lbs. 1-31-2017 View Report
Steelhead 11 lbs. 1-06-2018 View Report


Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
1-20-2022 Steelhead fishing remains good on the Chetco
Steelhead fishing remains good on the Chetco, with... more »
Kenny Priest
1-14-2022 Steelhead fishing has been better than the last several years so for this season
“Plunkers did very well over the weekend and... more »
Kenny Priest
1-12-2022 Water conditions have returned to almost perfect after the recent storms
Water conditions have returned to almost perfect after... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-6-2022 Steelhead fishing has been really good
Steelhead fishing has been really good in December... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-6-2022 The Chetco dropped into perfect shape
The Chetco dropped into perfect shape for plunkers... more »
Kenny Priest

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