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.
Sunday thru Saturday 6:00AM to 5:PM
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 and out
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
gifts or in the shop!
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
out. More to come........
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.—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 progresses.”
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 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 your fingers!!!
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 new
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 5
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
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 coming!
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 salmon.
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
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
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 great weekend.
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 season!
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
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
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.
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!!
Updated photo of remodeled Shop