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.
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
Photo Credit: IGS
3-16-2019
Photo Credit: IGS
3-16-2019

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
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
3-25-2021 Steelhead Season Ends March 31st
Steelhead season ends March 31 on the Chetco.... more »
Kenny Priest
3-18-2021 Steelhead Action is Picking Up
“After slow fishing for a couple of weeks,... more »
Kenny Priest
3-11-2021 Most of The Steelhead Are Downrunners
The crowds have left the Chetco, leaving decent... more »
Kenny Priest
3-11-2021 Fish Movement Has Been Slow & Fishing Pressure is Down
Slow. Fish movement has been slow and fishing... more »
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

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