Welcome to Nestucca
River Outfitters (NRO), The Original Nestucca Valley
We are open from
6:00 A.M. until 5: P.M. Friday & Saturday & Till 4: Sunday Winter season (
Springer season 5.30AM to 5:00 PM Sun - Thurs.
5:30 AM - 6:00 Fri.- Sat. ) seven days a week and we are
located 20 minutes South of Tillamook at the junction of
Hwy.101 and Hwy. 22 in the town of Hebo, Oregon.
Our location is central to all of the local bays and
coastal rivers in Tillamook County and the surrounding
area which includes Tillamook Bay, Nestucca bay,
Nestucca River, Little Nestucca River , Trask, Kilchis,
Siletz, Wilson, Miami and Tillamook rivers
where some of Oregon's finest Chinook (King) salmon and
steelhead fishing takes place. We offer guided
drift boat fishing trips utilizing fly fishing or bait
and tackle techniques on all our local rivers daily with
the top guides in the area. We are able to
accommodate large groups of 8 or more anglers with
advance notice. We also offer guided half day Crabbing
or sight seeing trips. There are a number of
lakes in the area that are stocked with trout year round
that make for fun fishing for kids and adults alike.
NEW SUBSTANCIALLY LOWERED
CALL FOR PRICE!
~Business For Sale~
goods store for sale:
After 15 years Laurie and I have decided
that it’s time to retire and move on. So having said
that we would like to announce that we will be actively
attempting to sell the store.
our hope that we can find a buyer that would like to
continue on with the fishing store and deli as we really
believe the community needs this service. We want to
thank all our many great customers that we have enjoyed
knowing and associating with over the years. It’s been a
great experience and we have gotten to know some of the
best people on the planet. Rest assured that we will be
here for as long as it takes to sell the business.
questions will be answered only to seriously interested
and qualified persons of interest. In other words please
don’t everyone walk through the door and ask how much
are you asking? If you are seriously interested we will
be glad to set up a time where we can sit down go over
any questions you might have. Below is a copy of the add
that is now running is some outdoor magazines. See
Pictures of the business at the bottom of this page.
WE ARE RETIRING!
This is a super opportunity for a
family-owned business on Oregon’s beautiful
north-central coast. Very busy sporting goods store,
river shuttle service and exceptional deli. It’s a
recently completely remodeled store and kitchen.
Located in the heart of one of Oregon’s fishing and
hunting Mecca at the intersections of (Valley
Junction) Highway 22 and busy Oregon Coast Highway
101. Strategically located near eight rivers, three
lakes, three bays and the ocean. This area offers
exceptional opportunity for outdoor recreation. High
volume traffic, which invites fishermen, hunters and
tourists alike, including camping throughout the
area and ATV riding at Sand Lake. Year-round fishing
for salmon, steelhead, and trout in the rivers and
The location also offers access to great
tidewater and bay fishing, crabbing and salmon and
bottom fishing in the ocean from the beach in
Pacific City, home of Oregon’s only Dory Fleet.
This offers a great small community setting,
beautiful environment to live and work
In and an amazing location for kids. Cash
for business, inventory and equipment;
Will carry a contract or lease on building
and property. Serious inquiries only, please.
Call Pat: 1-503-392-4269
Visit our website:
nestuccariveroutfitters.com & YouTube Video:
NEW CLOVERDALE BOAT RAMP
OCT 2019-OCT 2020 PASSES AVAILABLE
Fall salmon!! August 17th
more of you to bring in photos!! Share with a friend,
Share them with us!!
Sunday thru Thursday 6:AM to 4:PM
Friday & Saturday
6:00am to 5:00pm**
earlier due to any weather conditions
Thank you Veterans
for your service! You have sacrificed and kept our
Deli Fryer Closes 1/2 hour before Closing,
sandwiches or call ahead
for hot orders to pick up
Before the kitchen Closes !
Visit Our Sunrise Deli
Come have our homemade breakfast's! We make homemade
items in our lunch line also
Call in orders taken daily 503-392-4269 Seating inside
Shuttles run ALL day!
We run shuttles everyday. Come in and bring a key or we
will discuss alternate ways to get your rig down where
it is waiting for you at the end of your trip. You'll be
able to quickly get in the river and start your trip. No
running double rigs and trying to find a parking spot.
Our experience has been going on 16 years. Bring some $
ones for parking in certain areas. We carry bait, tackle
etc. along with breakfast items or even sandwiches to
take. If you do come early morning before opening , we
do have a box outside the door. Fill out the envelope
with all info.
August 10, 2020
SALEM, Ore.—Everyone can fish for
free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16.
No fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined
Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement or
Two-Rod Validation) are required to fish, crab or clam
in Oregon that weekend. Although no licenses or tags are
required, all other fishing regulations apply including
closures, bag limits and size restrictions. See the
Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations to find out more
and remember to check for any in season regulation
While nonresidents can also fish for free Aug. 15-16,
there are still special restrictions in place on the
coast due to Covid-19. Currently, clamming and mussel
harvesting is closed to nonresidents coastwide. Crabbing
is open to nonresidents along most of the Coast but is
closed to nonresidents in the Columbia River and in
ocean areas north of Cape Falcon (nonresidents may crab
in bays and estuaries north of Cape Falcon e.g. Necanium
River estuary). A few other clamming and crabbing
closures are in effect (including razor clamming on
Clatsop beaches), see the
Recreation Report page for details. Also remember to
always call the ODA Shellfish safety hotline at
1-800-448-2474 or check
ODA’s Recreational Shellfish page before you head
out. The Oregon Department of Agriculture regularly
tests shellfish and closes areas when naturally
occurring biotoxins get to levels that make crabs and
clams unsafe to eat.
New to fishing and wondering where to go? Check the
Recreation Report, which is updated on Thursday each
week, for the best opportunities for the weekend. This
time of year, the best bets are typically
warmwater fishing and
high lakes trout fishing. On the coast, try
surfperch fishing from beaches or jetties. Crabbing or
clamming can be a great activity for families; find
detailed maps on where to go on
MyODFW.com Crabbing and Clamming pages.
Please remember to follow ongoing precautions in
place due to the virus:
- Practice social distancing. Keep
six feet between you and anyone who doesn’t live in
your immediate household, including while on a boat
or at a fish cleaning station.
- Wear a mask. Recreation areas
can get more crowded on the weekends and during Free
Fishing Weekend. Wear a mask outdoors when you can’t
maintain six feet of distance from someone who
doesn’t live in your household.
- Wash your hands often. Keep up
on personal hygiene and bring your own water, soap,
and hand sanitizer with you.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Be prepared. Restrooms and
other facilities may be more limited. Bring your own
soap, water, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, food,
- Avoid crowds. Go someplace else
if your destination looks crowded.
- Pack out what you pack in. Take
any garbage with you.
- Check for access before you go. Many
spots have reopened to public access but some may
still be closed, now due to wildfire season as well
as Covid-19. ODFW does not control access to land or
facilities (such as boat ramps) that it doesn’t
manage, so check with the land manager or facility
owner where you want to go about what’s open before
you leave home.
“Getting outdoors to fish can be a safe and healthy
activity right now, and a good respite during this
difficult time,” said Curt Melcher, ODFW Director. “We
do ask all who participate to please follow all virus
precautions so everyone has a safe time this Free
07/16/20 Three rivers
closed till the fall. Chinook Springer's still
being caught till the end of July. Summer steel head
showing. Pontoons and kayaks floating the river for them
and trout. Enjoying the summer weather! Been pretty busy
thanks to a lot of folks that have loved our Deli and
are camping nearby Hebo Lake. Lots of good family fun
fishing for trout there. We have herring for those
fishing the ocean. Get yourself prepared for fall
fishing. It will sneek up on you! Hope to see you soon!
07/01/2020 Have a safe
and happy 4th! We will be open! Camping areas
have opened up. Be sure to call the parks Dept. and the
Forestry Station to Make sure the one you want is
available. Fishing is going on in our lakes, rivers and
the ocean. # rivers fishes till July 15th with the weir
to the bridge 17 and under. Nestucca will fish Salmon
till the end of July. Summer steel head have shown up
and will fish into the fall when the waters come to push
them up. Tidewater fishing for salmon starts the 1st of
August but fish may not be in in numbers till September.
We have had some very busy days since we have been back
from Cov19 lockdown. Everyone says they are so glad to
see us back! Thanks for keeping us so busy we have
hardly had time to update you!
Glad to see everyone & everyone is glad to see us back!
Deli is open for food orders to go or limited seating. Springers, summer steel head and trout are open. Hebo
Lake open for trout fishing at this time. No camping
quite yet. Three rivers boat launch is open now to the
weekends and we fish from 1st bridge, three rivers and
Cloverdale. Shuttles are available and we have bait and
lots of tackle. We look forward to seeing new and old
customers. We remain working to keep all our customers
and employees safe. Thanks for your patience and
Deli orders by phone or drop in 503-392-4269
We do have indoor and outdoor tables.
Shuttles, sand shrimp & Eggs
Thank you for your patience! We remain using safety
Please respect others
and use all precautions as much as possible! Thank
03/26/20 Three Rivers boat
launch and other Tillamook county launches are
closed. The above ODFW memo Explains the Fishing. Our
Calendar of stocking for the lakes is not available any
longer to keep crowds down. Respect spaces and enjoy the
quiet fishing safely.
03/22/20 Fishing low
water now, but rain is coming!....We are still
seeing quite a few fish. It seems the more you fish the
river gives up it's secrets to the movement of the fish.
With the lower river we see more pontoons in the upper.
The situation as the way our lives are dictated by the
Corona virus fisherman feel the air is the best place to
be. We will serve you as long as we can and since we
serve take out food we will still be open in the deli.
02/28/20 Fishing for
February is coming to an end. March should be a
good month for winter steelhead. We have seen some darn
good days and lots of fish! This month of March
promises to bring rain for the 1st week. That should
bring in a next group. Sand shrimp, eggs, lures, beads
and jigs are all being used. Water levels have kept some
fishermen off the river as it gets lower. For some this
is ideal. Not as much pressure and the fish bite better.
Come as you can and take advantage of the "metal heads"
as some call them!
01/24/20 Water is high
but coming down. Fish were being caught before
this last big rain. We were floating anywhere from
Blaine to 3 rivers. as soon as the water comes down a
bit more and clears up we should be back to fishing!
Hebo lake, South Lake, Town Lake & North Lake
stocking lists are now on our calendar
page. FREE fishing days are noted also so check it out
and mark it on your calendar. Great fun for the kids and
the whole family.
01/15/20 Snow, sleet, hail! we have had it all!
The river color is looking great, now if it could come
down a bit we would be floating. The colder nights have
helped. Three rivers is getting most of the action. A
few fish have been caught with just a few fishermen. We
go towards the 3 day weekend with hopes the river will
remain the color and come down. Some who fish around the
7' level would fish the upper and some would possibly
float. Not recommended if you haven't fished upper river
before. Soon floating from 5 1/2 or 4th down. Nearing
01/08/20 High waters clean out the debris
in the river and early Steelhead have been trickling in.
Quite a few from three rivers have been caught. The
Nestucca is still too high to drift at 8.97. Cold
weather forcasting for this next week should make the
river come into shape. We will wait to see just how soon
that may be!
12/31/19 The year comes to an
end....Happy new year for 2020!!Fishing keeps
people busy at this time of year. The bigger runs of
winter steelhead are just around the corner. We have
folks floating from Blaine to Cloverdale. The numbers
are small but should turn around soon. We have water and
that is the best news! We decided to give our shutters'
a raise. We will now be doing $17.00, still the cheapest
and best around! Here is to a new year, good
times on the river & a fish or two in the boat!
12/21/19 Rain storm has ended. The
river topped out at 10.95 and is on the down at 9.87.
the beginning of the storm the gauge was out and stuck
at a little over 6. The river is muddy and running
swift. Things could look better by Monday or Tuesday.
Wednesday, Christmas ought to be good! Sorry we will be
closed! Three Rivers has bank fisherman today and should
clear up quicker than the Nestucca. Before this storm we
started to see better numbers (although early) of
steelhead. We could have an earlier than last year
run....wait and see!
12/19/19 Rain has brought in more fish!
6 caught at the hatchery on 3 rivers, 2 at the "S"
curves and this is just today! River is at 5.1 and due
to come up to 8.64. That should definitely bring in some
fish and clean out all the debris. The river
heights has changed several times up and down. I guess
tonight will be the big rains that will determine the
levels. It is quite windy at the moment. The ocean has
been real ruff. Well it will be "hello new year!"
fishing will pick up. In the meantime cozy up and wait
it out. Have a great Christmas!
We will be open till
11:00 Christmas eve ,CLOSED Christmas day And reopen 6
am the day after.
12/07/19 Steelhead showing
up! Seen some in the lower river. Have a bit of
rain bumping up the river so floating from 1st bridge to
Cloverdale is a good choice. There could still be some
salmon coming in. We have had a lot of dark ones, but
it has been observed there are salmon still waiting to
come into the freshwater . This rain should shoot them
that have been waiting out in the ocean or have held up
in tidewater. Bazaar weekend! We have an ad for our
Damascus knives at 20% off regular price. Each one is
unique and would make a nice gift. We also have lots of
Come in and check them out. Bring your rods and fish for
the end of the year fishing. We have the next year
regulations you can pick up. Remember you can order up
your fishing, hunting, etc. online now or an app on your
cell phone. There are still locations that can help you
get them if none of this works for you. Have a merry
Highest tide of the year
today at about 11:15. That, and the rain we got should
bring in some fresh fish.
hours we will be open 6am till 11:30. Deli will be open
till 11:00 for fryer but sandwiches can be made.
Shuttles will run till 11:00 also. We wish everyone a
safe and blessed day with family, friends or just
Rain is fallin' and fish are jumpin'
We are seeing quite a few fish rolling in and being
active. The water is coming up so fresh fish have a way
to make it up. Bank fishermen are seeing a lot of the
activity. We have had more interest in fishing the 1st
bridge down by boaters. As the river gets a bit higher
it should be floatable by all boats. We never know just
how long the rain and the river levels will be, so don't
Weekend fishing a bit slow but a few caught.
The river maintains at the same level for now. We had
boats come down from 1st bridge, but better float with a
pontoon, raft or bank fishing. Do the rain dance! Quite
a few hunters out. Starting to get dark early. About
time to change our hours to reflect. We are playing it
by ear to closing. Weekdays have been till 5:00 and so
we change this time of year to Sunday through Thursday
till 4:00. If I get a few people later I will
accommodate. Friday and Saturday will still be till
5:00. Our opening hours will still be at 6:00am. We look
forward to rain and lots more fishing!!
10/31/19 Happy Halloween!!
ends and November begins. Trout fishing is closed till
next year. Salmon fishing is still going on. Saw
several fish caught today despite the low levels. Most
are fishing the lower river. We do
have some nice size sand shrimp available.
We have also put in shrimp tails and squigglies to back
up our tuna bellies and eggs. We hope to continue
getting sand shrimp
but have these other opportunities that you will have to
check out! November should come with rain to help with
continuing salmon to the end of the year. Remember the
BIG FISH Contest is still going on and you still have
time to catch a few to enter.
10/16/19 This is the real rain
that should bring the river up enough for the darker
fish to move up and fresh fish to make their way into
the river. Along with sand shrimp and eggs we have been
selling a lot of our blue tip Nestucca bay spinners.
Vibrax is still a favorite for some. We have some better
tuna bellies that seem to be good to use too. The state
has started working at Farmers creek. The first to go
were the alders. today was the giant Cedar. Hated to see
that magnificent tree go! The clearing of the debris
gives way to the grass area will be graveled over for
equipment as they work to widen the road and replace the
bridge. This will take awhile. We have been told we can
use the ramp while working but we feel there may not be
the area to park. We will just have to see how they work
and what areas deem safe to park. Most will find it
easier to float from 1st bridge to 3 Rivers or
Cloverdale. Be sure to get your parking access passes
for Cloverdale! Those with county passes are separate
10/03/19 Rain! Rain! Should bring
up fish for the weekend. Most fish 3 rivers to
Cloverdale but it gets a bit crowded. Rain will make it
easier to float from first bridge. Be sure to stop by if
you haven't signed up for the big fish contest. We have
our hats in and all you do is purchase a hat to enter.
do it before you go out to fish. Hope to see you out!
09/24/19 Salmon In tidewater, Salmon in the
river. Lures have been working even in the
river. We have had those with success floating after the
rains. There are quite a few fish you just have to come
and give it a try. If you come be prepared to fish
anything you got. Some days are better for one method
than another. Enjoy the fact that we have a season!
after last year! It is good to see the numbers. This
week we have had some rain off and on but the bigger
rains are yet to come!
09/12/19 Fishing picking up in tidewater.
Rain is due this coming weekend and probably
some summer steelhead will push up. A few Salmon will
give it a try but we need the BIG rains to push up the
river and the fish. Trolling or bank fishing, bait or
lures, fishing has been good in tidewater. We have
stingers in now along with other lures. Come give it a
try.....BIG Fish contest is going on too. Come find out!
09/01/19 Summer is coming to an end.
Warm weather will continue with a few rain drops. Water
is still low in the Nestucca. Some bank fishermen walk
the banks, looking to see the holes and trying their
luck. Some have been successful up by the rock hole.
Fishing is beginning to pick up in tide water. Trolling
With Pro-trolls is popular. We can help you get rigged
up. Be sure to check your regs or the ODFW website for
the rules for this fall fishery. Licenses again
will be able to purchase on line or an app on your
phone. Few stores have the ability to help you out.
Local ODFW on 3rd st.in Tillamook, Fred Meyers, Bi-mart
& Tillamook sporting goods are a few in our area. For
faster fishing get it done before you decide to fish.
Looking forward to a great fall season this year! Hope
to see you all on the river!
07/11/19 Spring Chinook have shown up
in more numbers. The challenge has been to get
them to bite! Quite a few caught. The morning and
evening fishing has been the best. With the bit of rain
it has allowed the rivers to cool a bit. The bite could
be better. Three rivers fishing is about over and
Nestucca will the end of July for Spring Chinook. Those
interested in summer steelhead will find the rivers with
easier access. Pontoons, rafts and Kayaks will be the
best. Good time to see the spots best for fishing in
higher water this fall and winter.
Happy Fathers Day Weekend!
Bring dad out to enjoy the river and catch a fish.
Seen Spring Chinook and a few summer steelhead
Check out detours for Hwy #22. Hwy closed from Friday at
7pm to Monday 6am for road work. This will happen for
three weekends in a row. This should be the last weekend
unless they havent quite completed the job. ( Access on
Hwy#18, Willamina thru Bible Creek and down Blaine are
just a few)
05/29/19 Hope all had a
great Memorial Weekend! FREE FISHING! FREE CAMPING!
the 1st and 2nd of June. Maintain the regulations.
Salmon and a few summer steelhead
being caught. The lower
section of the river has been the best. Pontoons and
rafts on the upper river are possible to catching summer
fish and trout. June 01 &2 Kids event at Hebo Lake
Saturday the 1st from 9am to 2pm. Gear and bait
supplied. Blessing of the Dory Fleet at Cape Kiwanda
Saturday with music, dedication and prayer for our Men
and women. Check out detours for Hwy #22. Hwy closed
from Friday at 7pm to Monday 6am for road work. This
will happen for three weekends in a row. ( Access on
Hwy#18, Willamina thru Bible Creek and down Blaine are
just a few)
05/12/19 Happy Mothers Day!
Take a Mom fishing! Heard of a few Salmon coming in. Not
a lot to get the full run , but a good start! Summer
steelhead are showing up too. The snow melt is all
gone and the rivers are warming up. With all the sun we
have experienced has helped.
The week after mothers day will be cooer temps
with a possibility of a bit of rain. With the cooler
weather we should see more fish. We May not get a lot of
rain but it could refresh the river. Folks have been
taking advantage of the Hebo lake fishing. Take a look
at the stocking list posted under calendar events. Hwy
#22 will be under a bridge construction just east of
Dolph junction. Posted for several weekends they will
close. See info below.
up: Rhodes Pond Annual Clipping Party! Check calendar
for times and dates FUN! FUN! FUN!!!
10.6 to 11.8
Estimated delay under 20 minutes
- (Westbound) 1 Lane (Eastbound) 1
- Road construction is occurring.
Use caution. A failing culvert is being
replaced with a new structure at MP 11.3.
The new structure will be constructed one
half at a time. Due to limited working space
one lane of traffic will be closed for the
duration of the project. Traffic will be
controlled using flaggers 24 hours/day.
There will be several full weekend road
closures. Closures are currently scheduled
to take place 5/31-6/2, 6/7- 6/9, and 6/15
-6/16. These closures will be from Friday at
7PM to Monday at 6AM. During closures a
signed detour will be in place along US 101
and OR 18. More information can be found at
- Last Updated
- 5/11/2019 8:23 AM
04/11/19 We got water! and
lots of it. Muddy river at 9.09 ft. This will clean out
the debris and get ready for the Chinook Springers and
summer steelhead. Friday and Saturday are to be a rest
from the rain. The river will come down and hopefully
green up a bit. We will see what to make of the river as
things calm down. We still had fishermen Wednesday,
float from up high. The river was at 7.13 and had a nice
green. If you can't fish the river Hebo Lake is stocking
this next week. Hebo Lake has a kids event the Saturday
the 20th of April. Be sure to bring the family!
04/04/19 Nice weather for
catching Steelhead. Overcast days and some rain are
turning out to be a good combination. River is due to
rise with April showers bring Fish and May Flowers! Soon
we will see spring Chinook and summer steelhead. Till
then we are still seeing some winter fish. Hebo and Town
lakes have been stocked also. Get the family out for
03/23/19 Hebo Lake open for
trout. We are stocked for the lake with worms, lead,
lures, power bait & fishing poles! Gate is open! Last
week snow and this week it is all gone and folks are
fishing. See the stocking schedule on the calendar page.
Good rain has brought fish and fishermen out to fish the
river. Sand shrimp and eggs are the popular. We have
some using soft beads, lures and jigs also. Check out
our stock! Spring Break for Oregon is a good time to
fish and crab!
03/07/19 Water is low and
clear so adjust to the changes to darker lures and
jigs. Sand shrimp and eggs have been good with their
scent.We have fewer on the river so space is giving a
better float. We could use some rain but sun on Saturday
and Sunday. We have had the extreme weather the last few
days with rain mixed snow and hail! It will be nice to
have a few warm days. We got more stock in so we have a
good supply for you to check out.
02/14/19 Happy Valentines!
Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th FREE
FISHING,CLAMMING & CRABBING! Great time to take your
sweeties out fishing! Water has been high as it came up
to 11.25 Tuesday. Today the river is still high at 7.98
but it is falling. The color is looking better and
better. Friday will be a good day to fish up high and
Saturday ought to be even better. Bank fishermen today
caught one at the mouth of Three Rivers. I'm not sure it
was a keeper. So fish are most likely to be coming
in.....Bring on the winter fishing!!
01/24/19 Nice days! Nice
Fish! Water is great! Color is great! Seen some nice
fish! One nice fish caught. a 20 lb. got to go to the
hatchery today. Some took home some nice size steel
head. River levels 6.96 will come down slowly each day
till it levels at about 6ft. Upper river down to Three
rivers has been the norm. We look forward to great
weather through next week. Come get a shuttle and save
gas on more than one car. It also gives us all more room
for boat trailers. Park as to not leave too much space
between rigs, yet some space for others. Friday through
Sunday we are opening at 6:00am and weekdays at 6:30
till 4:00. Extended hours will happen as we get closer
to Springer season.
01/19/19 Well it didn't
come as high as they predicted! It came up a bit higher!
We had one shuttle from 4th to farmer. Above 1st the
water was cloudy with a bit of green and below 1st was
chocolate. As the day wore on the river has been on the
down and looking better all the time. Despite the muddy
color at Three Rivers a nice hen was caught and a few at
the hatchery also. Not a lot of fishermen out. By
morning the rivers should be pretty good. One nice 29"
hen was caught up as high as the fire hall the day
before. It will be good to see what the river has for us
in the next few days.
01/18/19 Looks like rain for
a few days. The predictions look like quite a storm! Our
guess is it may not come up as high as they say. Very
light on the river. Color has been great and fishing
from Blaine down to Cloverdale. If we get the heavy
rains as they report, we will probably fish the higher
areas of the river. It could color up enough to make it
muddy. If the rain just remains steady it could just
slowly rise and not color up too bad. We have seen fish
caught most everyday. Some have had to work hard for
them. Our Winter run will be heading here in the next
few weeks and should be good. Last year was great! For
those that are die hard fishermen, they will continue to
give it there all for the fish we have been blessed
01/06/19 Keep on fishing! Weather has been just enough
rain to keep it at a good level. Quite a few fish being
caught. Had some bad wind a few times but not any damage
to the river. Boats floating from the upper river as
high as Blaine. A pontoon went from Niagara a few
days ago. Most fish from 4th bridge down. Sea lice on
some today. Nice to have a fishing season! Sand shrimp
when we can but have has quite a few on soft beads and
01/01/2018 HAPPY NEW
YEAR!! Hope you all had a great Christmas. Since
Salmon was closed it had been slow a bit. As of the last
2 weeks fishing for early winter steelhead has picked
up. Rain has helped! We have seen some larger steelhead
weighed in. 11-15lb. River levels have been good and the
color has been great. Be sure to check out your licenses
on line or an app on your phone. Guides will be alerting
to clients to be sure to get them ahead of trips. We
hope to have one days very soon for the winter steelhead
season . Check out the updates on the regulations.
Welcome to 2019!
12/09/18 Drifting the
river! Some early winters are being caught. The run is
not a big one but it is tying us over till the first of
12/01/18 Finally got a
picture of a nice early winter hatchery steelhead! Rain
of late has brought up the river and then come down a
bit several times. Nice to have some shuttles also.We
have had a few float from as high as 6th bridge. This
should continue for some time thanks to water heights.
Weather has been off and on rain, off and on sun with a
bit of fog thrown in. Get away from the hectic season to
just relax and do a bit of fishing!
11/29/18 Rains have brought out
Our early winter fish are beginning to show up.
More rain to come Friday and Saturday. Sunday-Tuesday
looks to be nice. The river came up and cleared a lot of
Regulations are out so come on by and pick one up. Now
for 2019 you can go online and purchase ALL fishing,
hunting and shellfish licenses and tags. An app for your
phone or you can print out from your computer will be
your licenses and tags. I you do not have the ability to
do either you may go to participating stores that can do
it for you.
Be sure you are
prepared before you go out!
COMING!!! Weather forecast shows Wednesday thru at least
Sunday rain. That should help with fishing for the
Thanksgiving Holiday. Several out floating the river for
steelhead. No change in the Salmon closure so steelhead
early winters will be the main fish to catch. Bring the
family out to enjoy the coast while your enjoying the
holiday and may all of you have a safe holiday! we
hope to see you soon!
11/18/18 Some of our
early winter steel head should be showing up. We have an
early run at the Thanksgiving time that will go into
11/06/18 Steel head
fishermen are out. Thanksgiving usually brings in some
early winters. Do your rain dance for a bit more rain!
Emergency regulation changes
in NW Zone coastal rivers take effect Nov. 1 to protect
low fall Chinook returns
Friday, October 26, 2018
SALEM, Ore.—Fall Chinook fishing is
restricted effective Nov. 1, 2018 for coastal rivers in
Oregon’s Northwest Zone. Restrictions will be in place
from the Necanicum River in the north, south to the
As of Nov. 1, these coastal rivers in the NW
Zone will be closed to fall Chinook fishing upstream of
upper tidewater boundaries described below. The bag
limit for fall Chinook in these systems is also reduced
to one adult Chinook per day and a limit of 3 from Nov.
1 through the remainder of the season.
Angler catch rates have been very low in most
systems and low numbers of fall Chinook are being
observed in ODFW surveys to date. “We’ve had calls from
many anglers that are concerned about the apparent low
returns. These emergency actions will reduce the harvest
of these fish to help ensure we see the escapement
levels needed for these populations,” said Chris
Knutsen, ODFW Northwest Watershed Manager. “We expect
the fish that are currently present in the upper
tidewater areas will move upstream with the rain and
these closures will provide additional protection for
those fish while we see how the rest of the run
Chinook fishing remains open in bays and most
lower tidewater areas, where there will still be some
fish available for both bank and boat anglers. The
closures also do not apply in lower Columbia River
portions of the NW Zone.
NW Zone rivers (incl. upper tidewater areas
and upstream) also remain open to fishing for other
species including hatchery steelhead. Check the
Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations
for permanent regulations and the
NW Zone Fishing Report for
other in season changes.
The closures and reduced bag limit are likely
to extend until the end of the year in most of these
areas, though fishery managers will closely monitor the
run, including returns to the spawning grounds and
hatcheries, and may ease or remove restrictions if
warranted. “Our goal is to provide angling opportunity
on these fish if we have evidence that sufficient
numbers are reaching the key spawning areas,” said
Effective Nov. 1, 2018, angling for Chinook
is prohibited upstream of the following boundaries:
- Necanicum River - 12th Avenue Bridge
- Nehalem River, mainstem and bay -
Confluence with North Fork Nehalem.
- Nehalem River, North Fork -
Confluence with mainstem Nehalem.
- Miami River and Kilchis River -
Highway 101 Bridge.
- Wilson River - Yellow ODFW sign
posted near Makinster Road at River Mile 1.1 (in
- Trask River - Highway 131 Bridge.
- Tillamook River - Yellow ODFW sign
posted 100 ft upstream of the tidewater disabled
- Nestucca River - Woods Bridge.
- Little Nestucca River - Highway 101
- Salmon River - Marker 200 ft. below
- Siletz River - Strome County Park
Boat Ramp at river mile 16.3.
- Drift Creek (Siletz) and Schooner
Creek - Closed from mouth upstream.
- Yaquina River - Cannon Quarry Boat
- Alsea River - Highway 34 Bridge
below Taylors Landing.
- Drift Creek (Alsea) - Closed from
- Siuslaw River - Tiernan Boat Ramp.
- Lake Creek (Siuslaw) - Closed from
10/23/18 Having trouble with
picture printer! Rain is coming....Hopefully we will see
some water in the river. Have had some folks float and
get a few steelhead and jacks. Not much area to float!
Tidewater is still fishing till we get some rain. Cross
09/16/18 The summer has
flown by. Events happening at the shop kept us busy so
as to not be able to keep up with posts. Fall Salmon
fishing is concentrated in the tide water area and
reports are coming in. The Columbia has been closed so
many head our way. Sand shrimp, tuna bellies, herring
and eggs have all been used. Some prefer lures and there
are many to choose from. Nestucca River is open for
salmon fishing but we need the rain to shoot them up.
Till then many troll the pacific city bay. We are seeing
many old faces back for this season and some new ones
too. We have our
Hats in for the BIG FISH
CONTEST. They are really nice
even if you don't fish!
$500.shopping spree for our winner!
Sign up before you go out to catch the BIG one. You get
06/23/18 Quite a few fish
caught here lately. Some are using yarn and shrimp tails
and have found it to be effective in the low water. Fish
bags and ice....now we know there are some fish. Water
is still quite low. The bit of rain we got this morning
gave the fish some refreshing temps. Hebo Lake has been
full for camping and families are catching.
06/21/18 What a difference
a little rain makes! A few fish caught today. not enough
rain to raise the river but it did give new life to a
few fish. Sand shrimp seem to be the favorite but lures
have been working for some. Nice low tides for later
next week for clamming. Get some fishing time in
06/18/18 Great Father's day
weekend! Fish were caught and the weather was great.
Water is still low but those that were here had a few
fish and fun with dad. Still some time to get some
fishing in! Make it happen! Come down, camp fish and
05/29/18 Great Memorial
weekend weather! Quite a few fish were caught. Folks out
camping lake fished and river fished. Travelers from all
over kept the weekend busy. Now it is back to work for
most folks. A few floated today in pontoons and bank
fishermen already hooked a few. Thursday through Sunday
weatherman says we should have a bit of rain. Too soon
to be for sure! Hope they are right! we need the rain
for the rivers and the fish. May be a bit soggy for
campers so bring a tarp! This is the weekend coming up
for FREE fishing weekend and Saturday the kids fishing
event from 9:to 2: at Hebo Lake. Get ready! summer is
05/22/18 Get ready for the
Memorial weekend! Salmon and steelhead are slowly coming
in. There are those that are doing well to find them.
Water is low but we have had more picking up ice to take
their fish home. There have been a few caught in
tidewater by fishermen and a few seals. Sandshrimp and
eggs have been the favorites. A few fish with lures. We
would like to get a few more pictures to show there have
been fish caught. Hebo Lake has still been popular with
most getting some good limits.
05/14/18 Had a busy Mothers
day weekend. Fish were caught and a few took mothers
fishing. Seeing a few more fish. Now we need a bit more
rain. Weather has been warm enough for Springer to make
an effort to go up the lower river. Tomorrow is the last
day for Controlled hunt applications.
04/30/18 1st Spring
Chinook brought in, rumors are over. I'm sure the
numbers will pick up as our weather warms up the river.
Be sure to check regulations for Three Rivers on hook
size and leader line. As of May 1st-July31 ODFW have
made a TEMPORARY rule for two rod validation on the
Nestucca River and Bay for Spring Chinook or Hatchery
Steelhead. This includes The Little Nestucca also. One
rod only for other species in these areas. Two rod
validations are available for $24.50 for both residents
and non-residents. Kids under the age of 12 do not need
a validation with a second rod. Regulations for limits
still remain the same. Check the ODFW website for more
04/29/18 Steelhead still
being caught. River is at a beautiful color and height.
Few floating and enjoying the river to themselves. Still
rumors of Salmon.... Soon! Snow is melted. Temperatures
in the river should be coming up with the rain and
next weeks sun. What few early Salmon that could have
been caught have been kept a secret or just excited
fishermen that lost a good one. May and June are the
best months for salmon so get your rods ready!
UPDATE: Several nice steelhead caught today. Both winter
and summers. Great transition!
04/24/18 River is down and
beautiful. We have had a fair amount of fishermen on the
river over the weekend. the water has come down and the
color is great. No pictures of Salmon quite yet. Snow
melt has kept the temps of the river cold. Still seeing
some winter steelhead, mostly late ones or downers. This
nice warm weather should bring up the temps and the
salmon should be here anytime. Many are still fishing
the lakes and we have quite a few minus tides good for
clamming. Nice to see a bit of summer! Warm rains this
weekend shouldn't keep away fishermen from trying for
04/15/18 Rain! Rain! Rain!
Spring is here! Lots of rain and crazy weather days.
Hail, rain and the next sun. No Springers yet, Enough
rain to send the winter steelhead up. Should see some
Summer steelhead. Already had one report. The water
looks good for now, just needs to come down a bit. I
have a few that are fishing hoping to be the first to
hook a salmon. sharpen your hooks and get your line
ready. It won't be too long!
04/07/18 More rain due and
wind on Saturday. Not so bad that it didn't keep away a
few boats. Yesterday, Friday, was the first Summer
Steelhead caught. April 9th was the earliest We had a
picture of one in the past. Spring Chinook
soon.....Already rumors.... No rumors to the trout
caught in Hebo lake. Great fishing for the young. Watch
for events involving the kids at Hebo lake as we will
post them. Spring break over and now the season is soon
to come for travelers from all over arrive to see the
Oregon Coast. Book your Spring Chinook trips now to get
in on the river drifting. Call Pat Mornings and have a
couple of days figured to make sure one will be
available. Springer is the best!
03/27/18 Spring Break
fishing! Not too much pressure on the river now. Fish
are still being caught. ODFW released some Smoltz so we
have some eager ones heading out to return another day,
so watch your bait! Hebo lake has opened the gates and
the stocking list is on the calendar of events. Good
weather is now for Wednesday and Thursday. River hasn't
made any dramatic rise with this rain so it hasn't blown
out. Enjoy the fishing whatever you decide to try!
03/20/18 Beautiful days are
coming to an end. Wednesday rain and through the weekend
will help bring in fresh fish. Not as many boats as
weeks past so the pressure is off and boats are enjoying
the space. Fish are being caught with some keepers in
the bunch. We will see a few more weeks of steelhead.
Not going to be the numbers as in earlier season. We
look forward to the Spring Chinook that will show up and
then the summer steelhead.
03/17/18 Happy luck of the
Irish day to you! Not too many boats like the last
couple of weekends. Still fish being caught. A little
more challenging with lower waters. Adjust your methods
to beads and darker colors. Fish into riffles and be
stealth. Not a lot of rain today to bring up the river
but showers graced out heads and shoulders. Lower river
fished the most but those who go up river need to be in
pontoons. Nice hen caught today! Note: fishing pole
found today and if you think your the one who lost it
give us a call and describe the area and the rod.
03/08/18 Weekend was
slam'in! Great week with lots of fishermen and fish. It
Rained overnight and the wind picked up with a force
that chased the few boats off the river but not before a
few were caught. Wind met the guides and took over the
river. Wind has died down now and rain is much lighter.
River took on mud from the creeks and so our river is
off color. The prediction backed off and so if it
remains lighter rain it could straighten out a bit. A
little bit of color won't hurt but help. Lets just hope
it clears up enough to hide from the steelhead and makes
for a great weekend again.
Remember this is the weekend for
time change!!! so set your clocks Saturday night to
SPRING forward. We loose an hour!
This rain should bring us more area to fish and
fish to catch.
03/01/18 March coming
in like a lion. River has come up and off color. Got up
to 7.67 and is coming down at just under 7.4 ft. It
should start to be fishable possibly Friday up high.
Best fishing start on Saturday around 6.5. I should be a
02/25/18 Well, 6.04
river level! NOA backed off the earlier prediction! How
many times have they predicted high and it didn't. Over
night there was no rain till morning. Only a few
fishermen out and most are fishing high. We have had a
wind pickup that might have chased a few away, but the
water is beautiful no blow out. We'll see just how the
catching will be. Looks like the rain will just be on
and off, so bring a rain protection!
02/24/18 A little
slower today yet a few fish weighed. Yesterday the river
was filled with boats and lots of fish caught. Today not
as many boaters and a little less caught. NOA River
levels project Higher river levels for the
Nestucca. Rainfall tonight so another flush and
fresh fish on the down. We will see if the river blows
or if fishing the higher area of the river with maybe a
bit off color will be good. Sand shrimp/eggs will be
ideal and of course along with scents. Bright colors on
lures and jigs. Monday, Tuesday on the down and
Wednesday? well I heard snow again but how many times
predictions and then a missed opportunity to fish! We'll
wait to see! Keep on fish'n!
02/19/18 Had some nasty
weather over the weekend! Fish were caught despite
the wind, hail, rain and snow. Seen some nice fish.
Today was beautiful sunny day with little wind. River
came up over the weekend and is on the down. Boats on
the upper area and those that went from 1st bridge to 3
rivers. River has greened up nicely after the slit wee
saw over Saturday and Sunday. Winter is not over yet and
neither is the fishing!
02/14/18 Hope you treat
your loved ones to a great Valentines. As for fishing,
everyone seemed to get a few. No pictures to post but
saw a real nice, maybe 18lb. Weather was crazy, one
moment rain, then sun and then hail. Rain has brought
the river up some but not enough to throw it out of
shape. Sounds like over the weekend we will get more of
the same. Check out the stocking list for our local
lakes on the angling community drop down and then
community calendar. You may have to scroll down but all
the new week stock dates are there. This year they are
stocking more of the larger fish.
02/13/18 Nice weather for
fishing. The river may be getting lower but the fish are
still coming through. Dark jigs, lures and small bait.
Fish the deep holes and in the white water riffles. Time
to be stealth! There are fly fishermen (and women)out as
well as bait fishermen. We just got in some
thingamabobbers for those that have been asking. Bring
your sweetheart out for a day on the river, Valentines
day is Wednesday. If you can't make it during the week,
remember this weekend is FREE fishing weekend!
02/06/18 Nice day on the
river! Fishing from above Moon Creek to Cloverdale. Saw
some nice catches of chrome fish. Thanks to some of the
guides that take fish in fish boxes up to the hatchery
for the broodstock. Nice to see the weather getting
better. Enjoy it while we can. Sure to be more rain soon
enough. There will be FREE fishing February 17th-18th
Presidents weekend. Free to crab and clam also. During
those two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a
combined angling tag and Columbia river endorsement) are
required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon.
Although no licenses or tags are required, all other
regulations apply including closures, bag limits and
size restrictions. So bring a friend that has never
fished, crabbed or clammed and have a great day!
fishermen for the first of the week. Still pretty busy
from Blaine to Cloverdale. Many went back to work or
called in sick after the Super Bowl win! Weather is
better and fish are moving. Guides have been helping
with Broodstock for the hatchery and we thank them for
their efforts to help. Please remember to bring ones for
parking when you come. 6th slide is private property and
all they ask is for $2.00 for launching and parking.
$1.00 if your just bank angling. $4.00 for 3 Rivers
parking/access as the same for Cloverdale. Keep all
trash so our rivers stay the clean rivers we love to
know...Not quite have the picture thing!(fixed it!)
Fishing was pretty good for most. There were some that
didn't do as well. That is fishing! At least the fish
are showing up and the river is probably going to be
around 6.5 Sunday. Could be a short day for football
fans so non-participants will have the river to
themselves for the afternoon! See you in the morning!
02/02/18 Water is
coming down and weather is clearing up. We have begun to
see a bit more activity on the river. Fish are showing
up in fair numbers. It should only get better. So if
this weekend if your not into football (or you are and
figure you know who will win!)wet your line on the
Nestucca! Then come in and get a bowl of chowder and
01/30/18 Looks like river
levels are coming down. Wednesday through the week end
should be river floating fishable. I know we are all
just a little tired of all the rain but this should
start us off for the winter steelhead. The few bank
fishermen have caught a few in Three Rivers. Some bank
anglers have tried the pullouts up Blaine. Most of the
fish will travel up the Nestucca. Good time to put in a
drift boat on the upper river. Sand shrimp and eggs have
been good in this high water. Lures and jigs in bright
colors will be good as well as soft beads and plastic
worms. Look forward to seeing some bright fish and
smiles on a few fisherman's faces!
01/19/18 Rain and weather
hasn't kept those seeking the winter steelhead. Boats
floating anywhere from Blaine to Three rivers. Any time
we should see winters in better numbers. The best
months are the end of January and into February, March.
Sharpen your hooks and get ready!
01/13/18 I think we've got
it! Thanks to a great guy who helps us out. Yes, We are
back on the web! We had a few boats out today. It should
bebe a be an even better height Sunday. Weather has been
very warm for January. Now lets see if any early winter
steelhead have been showing up in a few more numbers.
Just get out and enjoy the day! Rain will be back before
you know it.
01/09/2018 New year! New
computer and having issues getting our web onto the new
computer! On the old one as to be able to let you know
we are working on the situation.
Fishing has been fair. We
are in the transition of the end of the
Thanksgiving-Christmas steelhead. Some are fishing the
upper river to find the first of the winter steelhead
run. It is still a little early but a few early fish
have come in. We look forward to a better season weather
permitting! We have some really great sand shrimp, eggs,
fishpills, and so much more. Get ready for a great
11/27/17 Hope all had a
great Thanksgiving. River is coming down and looking
pretty good. Weatherman says good weather every other
day alternating with rain. The lower river is starting
to see steelhead. Three river and the three rivers boat
launch area are seeing bank fishermen. One boat out ,but
that should pick up as the river drops. It should be
under 7ft by morning. We had a great sunny day today and
we are ready with shrimp!
11/10/17 Bright ones coming
in. Some of the boats and bank fishermen. Hope this
continues as we are expecting rain all next week.
Starting to see a few early steelhead .Water has been
beautiful. Good Luck fishing and to those hunting!
10/28/17 Been a busy few
days after the storm and the water came up. Nice to see
some of you we haven't seen in awhile. Fish are being
caught anywhere from 1st bridge to Cloverdale. Sand
shrimp, eggs and tuna bellies are being used, as well as
lures and quickfish. Take outs have been very full.
Please park so others can fit in too, and be sure to
bring one's for the parking and access fees. Everyone
seems to be enjoying the weather and just being out on
the river! Have Fun!
10/04/17 Good day in
tidewater. One fellow had his limit mid morning. I heard
from several it was a good day.76 more recycled
summer steelhead in addition to the 150 recycled last
week. Hebo has 80 more stocked trout and South lake and
Town lakes have been stocked too.
09/23/2017 just a note we
just received a large shipment of the Simon 3 1/2
spinners made by Hawken fishing. I have never used them
but they seem like they are all the rage ,we have been
getting requests for them every day. Now we have them!
09/23/2017 Salmon fishing is
picking up dramatically. Tide water has been hot for a
few days, seems like bobber fishing and spinner fishing
have been pretty good. The pro guide squid stingers have
been darn hot, as has the traditional blue tip Colorado
spinner. The rains definitely perked up the river .We
have had a few shuttles the last two days and ,by golly,
they are catching a few nice salmon.
09/19/17 Lots of rain! Fish
are moving. Fish should be moving up in tidewater into
the Woods area. Some will make into the lower
freshwater areas of the Nestucca. They will be fish fish
that have been waiting in tidewater. The rains will soak
into our dry ground and levels may not stay at the
height they are. Our first flushing pushes them up. More
rain to come will bring in the fresh fish. Spinners,
bait and jigs. Everyone has been waiting for the rains
that clean the air, calm the forests and bring in fish!
Our BIG FISH contest has been going on. Come and sign up
before you go out and catch. Good luck to all!
09/08/17 Had some rain. Not
enough to fill the river but it did refresh the air and
cool things down. Summer steelhead still being caught in
the river and a few salmon in tidewater. Getting darker
earlier? or is it hazy sky? Get ready! Fall is here!
08/28/17 Fall fishing
started in tidewater. We are carrying sand shrimp,
tackle and great grab breakfasts as you head that way.
It is just starting and as we go through the month of
September it should get better. We have started the BIG
FISH contest. Enter before you get the big one! You have
5 chances to bring that one in! Details are at the shop.
It is a little early for the upper tidewater but we will
do shuttles from Cloverdale to Pacific City for those
wanting to look for Fall Chinook. There are those
fishing the Nestucca with bait and some with flies for
stealhead and trout. Any time Blue backs will be showing
up. We do need some rain eventually to move the fish up.
All will happen in good time. Good fishing to all!
07/20/17 A bit of rain to
make things fresh and cool. We are seeing more summer
steelhead being caught. Pontoons in the upper river and
a few boats anywhere from Farmers down. Good time to
check out the river and take notes on holes for the
coming fishing months when the water is higher. ODOT has
completed the restoration of bank protection at Farmer
Creek Wayside for now. Project for the re-do on the
bridge is not for several years yet.
07/07/17 Some late Spring
Chinook coming in. Chrome bright late ones! We are
seeing quite a bit of summer steelhead too. Fishing for
some has slowed down but those that are diligent seem to
pick up a few. Water is low and a good time to check out
the holes in the river for later fall and winter
fishing. Fish stealth with invisible line. Quite a few
have been using lures like blue fox,buds ect. The flash
in the river. Fish hold up in the riffles.
group rental of Castle Rock Camp grounds go to: www.recreation.gov
Check trout stocking dates under
calendar events drop down. Family Fishing and Free
fishing weekend are also posted.
State game Officer Tip Line 800 452 7888
Deli IS OPEN!!
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