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.
1st Springer pic
May you all have a
safe and happy Memorial Day.
Remember & thank those who have and do serve.
Monday thru Saturday 5:30AM to 5:PM
Sunday 5:30AM to 5:PM
(Springer season hours
Deli Fryer Closes 1/2 hour before Closing, can
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
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.
POND Annual Clipping Party
June 16th, 2018 9:am
BBQ Lunch , Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction
Bring the kids!
Located on Hwy 22 (5 1/2 miles
east of Hebo) Fall Chinook Broodstock Program
For more info contact
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or Call Pat here at
the shop 503-392-4269
Anglers is a volunteer organization that invites
everyone to help clip 100,000 Fall Chinook smolt. Bring
the family and enjoy a great day on the coast. Nestucca
Anglers is a Salmon, Trout, Enhancement Program raising
fish with ODFW.
Enjoy free fishing, and
clamming, June 2-3
June 2-3 is
Free Fishing Weekend
and you won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish
anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing. Trout, bass,
rockfish, crappie, salmon, clams – take your pick! ODFW
and its partners also will host several
free trout fishing events throughout the state to
help you and your family or friends get started.
Ranger District invites you for the family fishing day
Saturday June 2nd 2018 from 9:am to 2:pm Fishing Contest
& Prizes for kids 4-14. They will provide fishing rods,
free fishing lessons, hotdogs & sodas. Sounds like a
great time for the family!
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
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!!
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