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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

                                                                   

   10/25/14 Nestucca is fishing!. The Big Nestucca and Three Rivers both fished quite well today. Lots of boaters and bank fishermen scored today. The rivers levels continue to drop in spite of the rain we have had today. It looks like the big river will float up and down but should stay within the fishable margins pretty much all week. This afternoon the winds picked up making Three Rivers to Cloverdale a difficult row. This evening the wind is supposed to get much worse. Don't count on sand shrimp tomorrow because with the projected winds at 60 plus no shrimp pumpers are going out. It just the way it is, no one should risk their lives for a few cartons of shrimp.

  What is up with folks keeping dark old fish. Not once, not twice, but three times today three different young fishermen came in with salmon to weigh. Each stating they had caught a monster that they wanted to know how big they were. In each case what they had caught was a totally dark old buck, fin clipped, Springer that had been trying it's best to die and go away. If I hear one more time that "Oh well it will smoke up great", I'm going to tear my hair out. Just for the record a smoker is not the cure all for rotted meat, You get out of a smoker exactly what you put into it. A smoker is intended to add to and enhance the flavor of good meat. A smoker will not magically, like a time machine, transport the meat back to a time when it should have been caught and placed there.

  Then there was the young lady who came in with her I Phone camera showed me two pictures of her holding up a salmon , one horizontal, the other vertical with her fingers up under the gills. She then asked "can I keep this one".  Now bare in mind that the salmon in question is now in her truck, at least two miles and several minutes away from the river. I said what difference does it make. "I want to know if I can keep It"  It's already dead I said. Are you thinking of taking it back to the river now to see if you can revive it. I suggested to her that maybe before she next heads to the river, she might think about trying to look into possibly knowing what's legal and what's not before she bonks it and throws it in her truck. I thought I had made my point. Later that day she returns to borrow a tape measure because she now wanted to know if the other fish were legal size.

10/23/14 Here we go! The Nestucca River topped out at 6.35 feet early last night. We didn't reach the projected 6.75' but there was more than enough water to get the job done. That is start moving the dark salmon up stream and bringing  the bright salmon in. The river has been dropping fast, now at 5.97 and it will continue to drop through the day unless we have an un foreseen weather vent. Last night the river was dirty due to the quick rise. It is still dark outside this morning so I can't tell you what it looks like this morning. My best guess is that it will be off color and start to clear up this afternoon. My instincts tell me that the hatchery at Cedar Creek on three Rivers is loaded with Chinooks this morning. Those fish can be caught in high of color water primarily because they are stuck there. Yesterday afternoon, at the hatchery hole, the bite was on and the Salmon were hitting eggs while pretty much ignoring shrimp. Salmon sometimes can be picky and they may bite something different today but yesterday it was eggs. As for the Nestucca I look for tomorrow to be a bust out day with lots of boaters.

10/22/2014 Hello again! yes I know I haven't been active with the reports, but that is about to change as we slip into the river fishing season and information becomes more important. Just To proffer an explanation, both Laurie and I work seven days a week. Until this summer we both worked 12-13 hour days. As we get older that has become increasingly more difficult. this past summer we worked out a system where by we both cut our hours to 10 a day. Of coarse loosing 2-3 hours a day makes it more difficult to accomplish everything we should. So when it wasn't that important, things like the updated fishing reports suffer. There you have it.

   Now for the report:  So far we didn't get the heavy rains and winds that were predicted for yesterday afternoon and last night. At this time 9:45 AM the Nestucca river continues to drop, last night it was at 4.45, this morning it is at 4.39 and still dropping . We have a handful of fishermen and boaters that were not scared off by the predictions, and they for the most part are having the river to themselves today. It looks like we will get the rain, but just how much and when remains questionable. Once we do get them and if the river does get to 6 feet or better, it will be game on as soon as the river turns and starts to drop. So far what fishermen have been catching is mostly dark salmon that were  holding in tidewater. Those fish moved out of tidewater more than a week ago with the rains we had then. Tidewater since has been dead! I keep hearing "Oh Salmon season must be over cause tidewater is dead" Nothing could be further from the truth. November is always the best month on the river. The reason is because most of the salmon run is still out in the ocean, they are waiting for the heavy rains about to come. Once the river starts flushing fresh water to the ocean, rest  assured the bright Chinooks will come and in good numbers.

   Afternoon update 4:00 PM: The rains have come in earnest, the Nestucca is now on the rise and starting to turn brown. By morning I don't think it will be fishable. Interestingly enough, Many salmon have shot up into Three Rivers at the hatchery and fishing their has been producing fish. Even in off color water you can catch salmon there because they are trapped. No where to go, just sitting in the pool, makes them easy targets.

                                                    

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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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