Chetco River - Brookings, OR

River Information

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

Latest Photos

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.
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
Photo Credit: IGS
Photo Credit: IGS

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
7-21-2021 Upper Chetco watershed or tributaries has some great cutthroat trout fishing
As flows drop, anglers may want to start... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-23-2021 Anglers May Want to Start Fishing Early Mornings or Evenings
As flows drop, anglers may want to start... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-2-2021 Chetco River Report
Trout fishing opened May 22. With low water... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-19-2021 Trout Fishing Opens May 22
Trout fishing opens May 22. With low and... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-26-2021 Peak Spawning is Right Around The Corner
Slow. Fish movement has been slow and fishing... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

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