Lost and found. 04/15/14: A
couple of concerned fishermen found a pair of rods and
reels left along side the road at first bridge. They
returned them here to the shop. Unfortunately one of
them had been run over destroying the reel. However both
rods are in tact and if you can identify them you may
come and get them.
we will be open Easter Sunday, shuttles as usual.
The Deli will be open for breakfast ,bring your
04/19/14 The Nestucca River is holding up:
The water levels are still pretty good for drifting. We
aren't setting the world on fire but most of the boaters
got a couple of fish and bank anglers were about the
same. There were a handful of Springer's spotted in
Three Rivers only one caught that we know of. Still it's
a starting point. Huge tides the rest of the weekend,
that may just be the ticket for inducing some Springer's
or summer steelhead
04/16/14: Boater traffic is very low.
There are plenty of steelhead still being caught. We had
one boater reporting 15 fish for the day. About half
were down river fish and four were bright fin clipped
keepers. Two other boaters had similar results, both
commented that they never saw another boater. That would
be about right as we had only five shuttles and where
each put in ,it would have been easy not to see anyone
else. Everyone's attention is now in the valley for
Springer's so if you would like a quiet day with not
much competition, and some good winter steelheading,
the Nestucca is the place to be. Who knows you might
even catch an early Springer. Summer steelhead have
started to show though the numbers are very small still.
04/13/2014 Still finding fair numbers
of winter steelhead. Were not setting the world
on fire but the traffic is low and for those that are
still drifting the Nestucca it's not unreasonable to
hook 2-4 steelhead. Some are doing better than that.
Boater traffic is low due to more interest in the
Columbia and Willamette Rivers Springer fishing. We saw
a couple more summer steelhead today, they sure are
pretty fish. I have been asked this question several
times this week. Yes, the Nestucca River is closed to
all fishing above moon creek until near the of May. It's
nothing new, ODFW has been doing this for a long time.
The purpose is to let the native steelhead have their
spawning grounds undisturbed while they reproduce.
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