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

We are open from 6:00 A.M. until 4 P.M. ( Springer season  6.00AM to 6:00 PM ) 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 Fall Chinook Pic 

   

 

                                           

                                               BIG FALL  CHINOOK

                                                                  CONTEST! 

                                 Get your Nestucca hat to join in before you get your 1st fish

                                                     Sign in sheet and rules in the shop

                                                                   

                                                                     

                             We will be open Thanksgiving day from 6:am to 12:noon.

                                            Shuttles will be available till 11:am  

                               Fishing resumes on Friday! to fish or shop......FISH! 

                               HAVE A HAPPY        THANKSGIVING!

  

11/22/2014 Big rain last night for about four hours. As you can see by the graph the Nestucca took a big jump last night. The rains stopped at about 10.00 PM and the river is on a fast drop. It topped out at 7.11 feet and currently has dropped to 6.7 feet. The water is a little off color but not brown and should get better as the river drops into shape today. With no further rain expected today I would guess that the river could drop under 6.5 feet today.. There were many reports of salmon stacking up in tidewater over the last four days due to the lack of water in the river. Those fish will certainly be on the move today and the next couple of days. This will more than likely be the last shot of numbers for salmon. Yes I know, they will continue to trickle in all through December, but as far as good numbers go, this should be it.

  Winter steelhead should be in the mix going forward. We had a handful caught in Three Rivers and the Nestucca a week ago. Thanksgiving is normally the kick off for the Three Rivers run of fish. There are always some early fish and I'd bet that there are some there now with the high waters of last night. The surprising thing to me was that, last week, there were a couple of big native steelhead caught in the Nestucca well above Three Rivers. That is not supposed to happen until January. Could be a good sign of what's to come.

11/14/2014 We are giving the salmon a break! No one is here. I mean absolutely no one. The river is beautiful, and the weather is not bad. As you can see NOAA missed it again, instead of the river on the rise past 6.3 feet, the Nestucca continues to drop and is currently at 5.1 feet. Color is great, fishing conditions are wonderful and no one is fishing. Yesterday we had one shuttle and today, so far, none. No bank fishermen. no boaters, seems really strange in light of two days ago there were 40 shuttles on the river.

11/07/2014 Another good day on the Nestucca: Fishing was maybe just a shade better yesterday. Still many folks found their limits of salmon again today. There were a lot more boats on the water as is customary for Saturday's. the water couldn't be any more perfect at 5.8 feet and just a great shade of green. Fish were where you found them, there were no go to drifts and folks at different times of the day found Chinook  all the  legal fishing spots. We had a couple of confused boaters that were fishing from 4th bridge down. It's not legal to fish for or retain Chinooks above first bridge. Tomorrow promises to be another great day on the Nestucca. Good ocean tides last night and tonight should deposit more fish by morning.

11/06/2014 The Nestucca continues to drop.  A couple of squall today turned the river up slightly, however it's on the drop again now. I would anticipate the river at 6.2 or there about by morning. My guess is it will be busy because even in less than ideal conditions today, folks caught a good number of salmon. Running sardine wrapped Kwikfish close to the bank scored for quite a few folks today. That is a great way to fish at 6.5 feet. Tomorrow will lend itself to more to back bouncing and bobber fishing with bait. Plugs will still be effective , don't overlook a kwikfish with any shade of green on it.

11/04/2014 Rivers blown, nothing to do, so I wrote this song for you.

   Tis the time to catch a salmon, Fa la la la la   La la la la

    Wet a line they'll be no famine, Fa la la la la    La la la la 

   Done thee now our wet apparel   Fa la la  Fa la la   La la la

   Whack and tag a big bright salmon   Fa la la la la    La la la la!

     As you all can see I'm plenty bored today. The big Nestucca is brown, there are however lots of salmon at the hatchery on Three Rivers. They flew up in there with the high water and are trapped there, so there are a few brave souls casting there lines there.

  11/04/14 Late morning:  You all know how I'm constantly being asked to be a prognosticator of the weather. My poor crystal ball has been so over worked I had to send it off for repair. I told you I was bored but a good friend sent me this and it made me laugh:

    It's late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new Chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared. But, being the practical leader, after several days, he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, is the coming winter going to be cold?  "It looks like this coming winter is going to be quite cold", the meteorologist at the weather service responded. So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared. A week later he called the National Weather Service again. Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter? "Yes", the man at the national Weather Service again replied, "It's going to be a very cold winter" The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of fire wood they could find. Two weeks later, the chief called the National Weather Service again. Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold? "Absolutely", the man replied. "It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we have ever seen". How can you be so sure the chief asked? The weather man replied "The Indians are collecting fire wood like crazy"!

   

  

11/02/14 extremely busy day on the river.  More river shuttles today than we had on Saturday. Good reports from Saturday and predicted lousy weather for Monday and Tuesday may have been the driving force. Fishing was OK today maybe not quite as good as on Saturday, still many fishermen took home limits and many more had their opportunities. I gotta say, and I do this with my fingers crossed , but so far we are not getting the kind of rains that would push the Nestucca to projected levels. I don't have a clear handle on the rain it could go either way at this point. The Coho numbers were smaller today while the Chinook numbers seemed quite a bit better. The upper stretches from 1st to Three Rivers did better than below Three Rivers . I think that was due to the high number of shuttles in the lower river destined for Cloverdale.

 

 

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                          Deli IS OPEN!! 

                                                                                   
We have the Season passes for Cloverdale now here in the store. Good
through October 15th 2014 season ($25.00 Season $4.00 day)
This fee goes to keeping the access of this boat launch open as this is a
private access.
                             
                           Updated photo of remodeled Shop

 


 

 

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