Welcome to Nestucca
River Outfitters (NRO), The Original Nestucca Valley
We are open from
6:00 A.M. until 5: P.M. & 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.
~Business For Sale~
Sporting goods store for sale:
After 15 years Laurie and I have decided that
itís 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.
Itís 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. Itís 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.
Please, questions will be answered only to
seriously interested and qualified persons of interest.
In other words please donít 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!
is a super opportunity for a family-owned business
on Oregonís beautiful north-central coast. Very busy
sporting goods store, river shuttle service and
exceptional deli. Itís a recently completely
remodeled store and kitchen. Located in the heart of
one of Oregonís 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 lakes nearby.
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
Oregonís only Dory Fleet.
offers a great small community setting, beautiful
environment to live and work
an amazing location for kids. Cash for business,
inventory and equipment;
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: https://youtu.be/sI6OoqE9BNs
Monday thru Saturday 5:30AM to 5:PM
Sunday 5:30AM to 4:00PM
gets lighter earlier and later, we will extend our hours
**We will extend hour in the
evening as soon as school is out
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 12 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.
and Waders and Guns and Camo calendars available here
Starting in 2019 ODFW
has an app for your phone that you will be able to
download your Fishing/Hunting/Shellfish licenses and
tags. Be sure to check it
us on FB as we are working to be available.
Fall Chinook Broodstock Program Annual
Saturday June 22nd
2019 at 9:am
Located on Hwy#22 (5 1/2 miles east of Hebo)
BBQ Lunch, Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction
BRING THE KIDS ! FUN! FUN!FUN!
The Nestucca Anglers is a volunteer group that
invites everyone to help clip our fall Chinook for ID
purposes. Bring the family and enjoy a great day
on the coast. This program is a STEP program raising
fish with ODFW.
Clipping 100,000 Fall Chinook smolts, a great day on the
For more information call Pat at Nestucca Valley
Sporting Goods 503 392 4269
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!!!
ORE22: MP 10.6 to
Estimated delay under 20 minutes
- Lanes Affected
- (Westbound) 1 Lane (Eastbound) 1 Lane
- 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
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 some fun!!
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
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 lures.
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 the year.
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
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 the debris.
New 2019 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
Be sure you are prepared
before you go out!
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 December.
11/06/18 Steel head
fishermen are out. Thanksgiving usually brings
in some early winters. Do your rain dance for a bit more
Emergency regulation changes
in NW Zone coastal rivers take effect Nov. 1 to protect
low fall Chinook returns
Friday, October 26, 2018
SALEM, Ore.óFall Chinook fishing is
restricted effective Nov. 1, 2018 for coastal rivers in
Oregonís 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. ďWeíve 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,Ē said Chris Knutsen, ODFW Northwest
Watershed Manager. ďWe 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 progresses.Ē
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. ďOur goal is to provide angling opportunity
on these fish if we have evidence that sufficient
numbers are reaching the key spawning areas,Ē said
Effective Nov. 1, 2018, angling for Chinook is
prohibited upstream of the following boundaries:
- Necanicum River - 12th Avenue Bridge in
- Nehalem River, mainstem and bay - Confluence
with North Fork Nehalem.
- Nehalem River, North Fork - Confluence with
- Miami River and Kilchis River - Highway 101
- Wilson River - Yellow ODFW sign posted near
Makinster Road at River Mile 1.1 (in tidewater).
- Trask River - Highway 131 Bridge.
- Tillamook River - Yellow ODFW sign posted
100 ft upstream of the tidewater disabled angler
- Nestucca River - Woods Bridge.
- Little Nestucca River - Highway 101 Bridge.
- Salmon River - Marker 200 ft. below hatchery
- 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 Ramp.
- Alsea River - Highway 34 Bridge below
- Drift Creek (Alsea) - Closed from mouth
- Siuslaw River - Tiernan Boat Ramp.
- Lake Creek (Siuslaw) - Closed from mouth
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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