Coastal

Coastal Rivers

Coastal Rivers & Lakes
December 1, 2003

ALSEA RIVER : Alsea Bay fall chinook angling has slowed while most fish are migrating or spawning. Anglers are asked to avoid disturbing spawning fish and their redds (nests). Anglers are reminded that there is no retention of coho salmon. There have been no reports of winter steelhead being caught, but they are anticipated.

 

CAPE MEARES LAKE : Open to angling all year. Cape Meares Lake has been stocked with excess adult summer steelhead from Cedar Creek Hatchery.

 

COFFENBURY LAKE : Open to angling all year. Stocked with trophy-sized trout in September.

 

MID-COAST STREAMS: Salmon are now spawning in many streams. Anglers are asked to avoid disturbing spawning fish and their redds (nests).

 

NEHALEM RIVER (NORTH FORK): Angling for chinook is fair in tidewater. A few early winter steelhead have entered the North Fork Nehalem.

 

NESTUCCA RIVER and THREE RIVERS : Angling is slow for summer steelhead. Chinook angling has improved in the Nestucca River and Three Rivers . Good numbers of chinook moved upstream with recent rains. A few early winter steelhead also have entered the system.

 

NORTH COAST LAKES : Local lakes are open to angling all year. Trout stocking is complete for the year. Some holdover trout should be available.

 

SALMON RIVER : Fall chinook angling has been slow. Law enforcement efforts have been increased on Salmon River this year to discourage illegal activities.

 

SILETZ RIVER : Siletz Bay fall chinook angling has slowed while most fish are migrating or spawning. Anglers are asked to avoid disturbing spawning fish and their redds (nests). Anglers are reminded that there is no retention of coho salmon. Angling for summer steelhead has slowed with recent cold temperatures. There have been no reports of winter steelhead being caught, but they are anticipated.

 

SIUSLAW RIVER : Siuslaw Bay fall chinook angling has slowed while most fish are migrating or spawning. Anglers are asked to avoid disturbing spawning fish and their redds (nests). Anglers are reminded that there is no retention of coho salmon. There have been no reports of winter steelhead being caught, but they are anticipated.

 

SUNSET LAKE : Open to angling all year. Stocked with trophy-sized trout in September.

 

TILLAMOOK AREA LAKES : Local lakes remain open to angling all year. Trout stocking is complete for the year.

 

TOWN LAKE : Open to angling all year. The lake has been stocked with excess adult summer steelhead from Cedar Creek Hatchery.

 

WILSON , TRASK, MIAMI and KILCHIS RIVERS : Angling is slow for summer steelhead in the Trask and Wilson rivers. Chinook have moved into streams in good numbers with recent rains. Angling should be good as water levels drop. Chum salmon angling closed Nov. 15.

 

YAQUINA RIVER : Yaquina Bay fall chinook angling has slowed while most fish are migrating or spawning. Anglers are asked to avoid disturbing spawning fish and their redds (nests). Anglers are reminded that there is no retention of coho salmon. There have been no reports of winter steelhead being caught, but they are anticipated.

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