Christmas to you & your Family!
12/06/16 Cold temps and a little
snow! are bringing the river down. Several fish
were hooked....and lost., yet some were caught. One
hooked and lost a Salmon and the others were Steelhead.
Not many fishermen out. Mornings can be slippery, so if
you decide to come, drive safe. Not any boaters out yet
since before this last big storm. Looks like we may dip
down to 6.5 ft by Thursday. River color is looking
better all the time. This weekend we head back into
rain. Fri-Sun will put some more ft. back onto the
river. We will be on & off fishing for a bit! Lets hope
it doesn't blow out so recovery time will be fast.
Nestucca is finally fishable: Hope you all had
a nice Thanksgiving! Now it's time to concentrate on
fishing. The Nestucca River until today has been, in my
opinion, unfishable. That is changing rapidly.
Five days ago the Nestucca River was at 14.57 feet and
chocolate brown. Today the Nestucca has dropped to 7.2
feet. By tomorrow the Nestucca should be under 7 feet.
The color is now greening up and looking very good.
According to the folks at Cedar Creek hatchery,
steelhead are here. The hatchery staff has notified us
that they have started recycleing steelhead from
the trap at the hatchery a few days ago. There will
still be a handful of bright Chinook around that are
late comers off the ocean but those numbers will be
small. I would target steelhead and deal with the
surprise Chinook if that should occur. Yes we are
running shuttles, we have a few today.
State game Officer Tip Line 800 452 7888