Welcome to Nestucca River Outfitters (NRO), The Original Nestucca Valley Sporting Goods!

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.


 Pat Gefre: Celebration of life 09/25/2021 at Rhodes Pond 5 1/2-6 miles east of Hebo from 1-4. Bring chair,beverage and memories to share.                     

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 Pat Gefre passed from cancer that was only recognized his 1st day of retirement. his passing August 19th. He underwent treatments to extend his life but the cancer must have been quite advanced. He will be missed. Thankyou to all who have been customers and friends all these years.                                                         

                                   ~Building 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 Building and property.  It’s was our hope that we could find a buyer that would like to continue the sports shop/Deli.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. Now we will be liquidating and putting up the building for sale. As a prime location  perhaps any type of business will see the value in the property, building and location.



                      Building FOR SALE
                      WE ARE RETIRING!

Now the building and property is for sale. This is a super opportunity for a family-owned business of any kind on Oregon’s beautiful north-central coast. We had it as a sporting goods store, river shuttle service and exceptional deli that had been  Here for more than 16 years . 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 lakes nearby. 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. We are in a great small community setting, beautiful environment to live and work with an amazing location for kids. Retiring, we will stay in the area because of it's Beauty and wonderful people.

                                         Lots of potential at this location for ANY  type of business.


Visit our website: nestuccariveroutfitters.com  &  YouTube Video:    https://youtu.be/sI6OoqE9BNs





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    May be an image of 1 person, standing and outdoorsCody with his 1st fish from Hebo Lake! Great job!May be an image of 2 people and people standing1st photo of Spring Chinook! 04/20/2021

    Check out calendar drop down and scroll to see the nearby lake stocking list 



                                     Sunday thru Thursday 6:AM to 4:PM   

                                     Friday & Saturday 6:00am to 5:00pm**

   **may close earlier due to any weather conditions     

                              NEW DELI HOURS                               

                                   Sunday thru Thursday: 6:30am to 2:00pm

                                      Friday & Saturday: 6:30am to 4:45pm

           Sorry for any inconvenience. Orders for after 2:00pm can be made prior to 1:30

           and picked up till 4:00pm. Hot case will have Items at a 1st come service.

      Thankyou for your understanding (Springer season May& June hours may open earlier!))


                                          Deli Fryer Closes 1/2 hour before Closing, can make

                                     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 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.



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  06/02/2021 FREE FISHING WEEKEND Saturday June 5th and Sunday the 6th. Hebo Lake, South Lake and Town lake will  have fish for all the family. The rivers are low but fish are here and there. Floats mostly from 3 rivers down. Some are floating from up at Farmer Creek Wayside but anyone higher has pontoons, rafts or kyacks. NOTICE: Fishermen and women with keys on the board for use with shuttles should come get their keys. No one yet has stepped up to take over the shuttle business when we close after June 30th. We have folks to keep up with the Cloverdale boat ramp passes. Info on that yet to come. We believe we have someone to take over the sandshrimp too. Info to follow. We will try to clue everyone in as best as we can. come check out the discounts as we reduce the inventory. Some items are going going! our remaining 2 weeks will be the last reductions. We have appreciated all the kind words of customers on the service we have provided. Thank you all for supporting us and we will miss you all. Be sure to come in before we close!!

 05/04/2021  Spring Chinook Starting to show. Not big numbers quite yet but those that have put in a bit of time have found a few of the early ones. Rain this weekend should help to raise the numbers. We hope this last season for us will be a good one for all you fisher people!! We will be lowering prices as our last 2 months continue. Come check out. Anyone with a shuttle key should plan to come by and pick up their shuttle keys. We haven't found anyone to take on the job. If things change we will let you know.               

 04/20/2021 1st photo of Spring Chinook! Water is low but rain this weekend should bring a much needed bump and get the Salmon excited. This lull in April happens every year as winter steel head ends and trickles in of Spring Salmon. May and June are the best for springers. Then our summer steel head starts to show and goes thru into fall. We look forward to our last season with fishing as we will be closing our doors the last day of June. We hope you come and collect keys and check out our discounts we will start in May. We appreciate all of you you who have made our time here in Hebo a warm family of fishermen, fisherwomen and patrons of our Deli! We are sad we couldn't pass the baton on to another young inspired owner. We still have time for someone to be here but we must make our way to another chapter in our lives. Please come by and say good bye and be sure you wave at us on our deck relaxing as you float the Nestucca! God Bless you all!     We will try to let you know what resources will be available as we know them.

 03/10/2021 Water is looking great! Less pressure today and fish were caught. You got to put in your time. Work the holes and sunny days spinners seem to work better. Water is getting clearer so be stealth. Darker jigs are good now. Floats are in the lower river from 4th to Cloverdale. Pontoons can make the upper areas but can be rough in some areas. Sunny week should make for at least a wonderful outing after being inside!

 02/23/2021 Looks like the river is greening up. It remains a bit high but should be getting ready for boating on Friday and a great weekend fishing. The bright lures, beads and good scents will be the best. come by for eggs and sand shrimp. Roads are looking a lot better down Hwy#22. Also Take note on the drop down the Trout stocking list for Hebo, South Lake, North lake & Town lakes under the calendar. The week of March 15th starts the season off. Looking forward to seeing Spring!!

12/30/2020 As 2020 comes to an end...... We have had an up and down year as a people. Fall Chinook was a great year for most. Thank you to all our loyal customers that have seen us through this crazy year! We already have those hunting down the Winter Steelhead. Shuttles have been running from the upper river all the way to Cloverdale. Please remember to carry cash for the Three rivers and Cloverdale boat launches. Three rivers goes up to $10.00 at the launch Kiosk & $55.00 yearly to be purchased at Barview Jetty Camping area or call: 503-322-3522 Tillamook Parks Dept. Online www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/parks/ . Cloverdale stays the same so far at $4.00 at the kiosk and $25.00 year October to October 2121. Another place that gets missed and those fishing it need to pay attention, the 6th slide up Blaine. The farmer has had a sign of the fee and many are not paying it. If these private land areas are not paid to use they will be closed. Folks need to be mindful of picking up trash and taking their trash with them. This is our resource and beautiful areas that need to remain so.

We look forward to a great winter steelhead fishery! and still hope to find some passionate innovative folks to take an interests in keeping this sports shop and deli going. Many nibbles and inquirer's! The land, the building, the inventory, the equipment, the shuttle car,some help from those that would like to share what they know and encourage some inovation ! ~LETS HAVE A GREAT 2021~!!!!                                                          

 11/24/2020 Get the family out! Free fishing Black Friday and Saturday! Remember your regulations as you fish. Enjoy the holiday in the best way you can. Fishing is a great outdoor sport with the fresh air and beautiful nature. We have had a great Fall Chinook season. The fishing has been up around from 1st bridge to 3 rivers. Farmer creek is just about done. Not a lot of parking available to the new design. Shuttling from there to launches below will work out better than from up further to Farmer creek. The spots will fill quickly. 2 handicap parking slots and not many large enough for boat trailers. We lost a lot of ground.

09/19/2020 Fall Chinook  keeping everyone busy! Boats in tidewater and bank fishermen at the beachy bridge. A bit of rain has helped with the smoke and hopefully some for the fires. Hwy #18 is open now. We have been just fine on Hwy #22 to the coast. Shrimp, eggs, tuna bellies and lures have been used. You have your pro trolls and your Nestucca bay spinners too. Hard to keep up with all to let you know that it has been good! See you when you get here!!!

  08/26/2020 Fishing fo fall Chinook  is starting down in tide water.It is a little early, But there are those trying. A few have been caught. Pro Trolls and Simons worked great last year. They are already picking up a few. Nestucca spinners are another good choice. Eggs and sand shrimp work well .We are doing our best to keep them in stock. Cov-19 has many places out of stock. We are working to provide the best selection as we always have had. Shuttles lately have been for those fishing for summer steel head and trout. Quite a few pontoons, rafts and kayaks. There have been some drift boats from 3 rivers to Cloverdale. We have shuttled to the PC area before for some going down with the tide. Hope to see you all soon as the fall weather will soon arive!

Free Fishing Weekend Aug. 15-16 in Oregon: Remember to take safety precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19

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 changes at https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/

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, etc.
  • 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 Fishing Weekend.”

 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!

     05/31/2020  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 loyalty.

                Re-opened 05/16/2020 

                  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 precautions.

   Please respect others and use all precautions as much as possible! Thank you!                        

Trout stocking schedule offline
Limiting congestion at stocking locations

We have taken down the online trout stocking schedule in order to prevent public crowding at waterbodies when we deliver hatchery fish. We will continue stocking trout but we will deliver on a slightly different schedule and at some different locations to avoid a rush of anglers showing up along with the hatchery truck.

We will continue to stock popular lakes and ponds as long as people do their part and continue to use social distancing. We want to spread out angling effort in terms of timing and physical distance between anglers by not sharing our stocking schedule with the public. Thank you for understanding and doing your part to keep each other safe.

NOTE: Local ODFW offices do not have access to the trout stocking schedule either.

ODFW COVID-19 updates
Find the latest information here

Find all ODFW closures and cancellations, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about fishing, hunting and recreating outdoors. 

Header photo by Kathy Munsel

  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 the February/March!!  

 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 fishing gear!No photo description available. 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 Christmas!!


 11/25/19 Highest tide of the year today at about 11:15. That, and the rain we got should bring in some fresh fish. Thanksgiving 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 fishing!!

 11/18/19 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 hesitate!

11/10/19 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!! October 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 fee.  

 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.

 06/15/19 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.

 Coming up: Rhodes Pond Annual Clipping Party! Check calendar for times and dates FUN! FUN! FUN!!!


ORE22: MP 10.6 to 11.8

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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 https://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=19935
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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 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 blessed with!

 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 fishermen! 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 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 for you. Be sure you are prepared before you go out!    

  11/19/18 RAIN 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 December.                              

 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 Siuslaw River.

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 Knutsen.

Effective Nov. 1, 2018, angling for Chinook is prohibited upstream of the following boundaries:

    • Necanicum River - 12th Avenue Bridge in Seaside.
    • 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 tidewater).
    • Trask River - Highway 131 Bridge.
    • Tillamook River - Yellow ODFW sign posted 100 ft upstream of the tidewater disabled angler platform.
    • Nestucca River - Woods Bridge.
    • Little Nestucca River - Highway 101 Bridge.
    • Salmon River - Marker 200 ft. below hatchery weir.
    • 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 Taylors Landing.
    • Drift Creek (Alsea) - Closed from mouth upstream.
    • Siuslaw River - Tiernan Boat Ramp.
    • Lake Creek (Siuslaw) - Closed from mouth upstream.


Chris Knutsen, 503-842-2741 x223, Chris.J.Knutsen@state.or.us
Michelle Dennehy, (503) 947-6022,

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 tries!

 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 before!.

 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  even clam!

 06/13/18 Rain has brought in more fish. FATHERS DAY is coming! Saturday is the Rhodes Pond Fin Clipping. Good time to bring DAD and the whole family! Weather will be nice and BBQ caps it off. Sunday is Fathers Day. Bring your father out to fish.

06/07/18 Looks like rain this weekend. Get your fishing in while the water is here. Ground has been dry and much of it will likely soak in. Spring Chinook and Summer Steelhead have been caught, it has just been a little more challenging with lower water. Remember Three Rivers from the weir to the bridge is for youth 17 and under. NO ADULTS! Kids have to be able to cast and retrieve on their own. Adults accompanying youth can help tie . this is an opportunity for youth to have a better chance fishing and catching without having to fight for a space alongside of adults. The Nestucca has been doing most of the fishing in the lower areas. Please take trash with you and be sure to keep angling fun for everyone.

 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 info.

 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 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 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!

  02/05/18 Fewer 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 fish. 

  02/03/128 Ok...I 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 some beer!

 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 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.    


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