NW Oregon Fishing Update for Nov 9

Although only Tillamook Bay remains open for the targeting and retention of Chinook, action is fair at best. Much of the effort has slowed, and catches remain subdued for a period of time that has historically been productive. Many anglers have given up on fall Chinook, waiting for winter steelhead to arrive, which won’t be in fishable numbers for another 6 weeks. In the meantime, at least until November 15th, chum salmon will exercise anglers on the Miami, Kilchis and Wilson Rivers. This too is a great fishery for newcomers and youngsters alike. The BnR scampi tails fished under a bobber can offer great action, catch and release is required.

ODF&W re-opened a portion of the Siletz River, HERE is the official press release.

The offshore forecast looks as if bottomfishing will again be on the table. Although most of the charter fleet has hung it up for the season, private boaters can take advantage of good numbers of lingcod and bottomfish both on and offshore. Ocean crabbing remains closed, but bay crabbing in most coastal estuaries is good.

Halibut and ocean salmon seasons are closed.

Lower Columbia River – Crabbing in the lower Columbia is excellent. A soft incoming tide this weekend should give crabbers an excellent opportunity for easy limits.

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