NW Oregon Fishing Update for Jan 19th

Tillamook has been slow as of late. Dropping flows and cold weather has slowed the bite on most river systems, even as we enter peak season. Of the few fish being caught right now, they are of quality size, mostly 3-salt returnees often tipping the scales at 12 pounds or better.

The Trask, Wilson, and Nestucca have been the best prospects this week, but all have produced fair-at-best catches under the current weather pattern.

The Nehalem River often produces fair catches under these conditions. The big river clears up and steelhead feel more secure in such a larger river system that they are more apt to bite. Hardware and bobber and jigs or BnR Scampi can provide good sport under these conditions. The opportunity won’t last long however. The North Fork remains dismal.
Crabbing has been surprisingly good in Tillamook Bay recently.

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