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45° 16' 28.722" N, 123° 49' 36.2388" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

This year is definitely putting the “winter” in winter steelhead. The Nestucca is starting to rise and is predicted to go back to 8 ft. by Wednesday and will hover around that level through the weekend. Check current river conditions before heading out. However, this is a good time of year to be on the Nestucca and there should be hatchery fish and wild fish throughout the system. All the usual techniques such as side drifting, float fishing, drift fishing, or pulling plugs or divers and bait should be effective. During high water use brighter colors and larger presentations.

Three Rivers hatchery fish should be winding down this time of year but this small tributary will drop and clear much quicker than the Nestucca and could be a good option for bank fishing this week.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

NESTUCCA RIVER AND THREE RIVERS: steelhead, Chinook, cutthroat 

Fall Chinook fishing is fair to good in the bay. Trolling herring near the mouth is producing fish, with bobber/bait and spinners producing near Pacific City and into upper tidewater areas. Steelhead fishing is slow to fair, with some decent bites coinciding with recent rain events. 

Fishing for cutthroat trout should be fair to good. The bay and tidewater below Cloverdale will be open to the retention of wild coho on Sundays and Mondays only, from Sept. 20-Nov 2. One adult wild coho per season may be kept. 

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

NESTUCCA RIVER AND THREE RIVERS: steelhead, Chinook, cutthroat

Steelhead fishing is slow. Fishing for cutthroat trout should be fair to good, with increasing numbers of sea-runs showing up. Fishing for spring Chinook closed July 31 above Cloverdale, and Three Rivers is closed to all fishing downstream of the hatchery. All areas above tidewater are closed to angling after 2 p.m. daily until further notice. 

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