Kilchis River

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About equidistant from Portland as the Trask, the Kilchis flows into Tillamook bay just north of the Wilson, and is one of two rivers with a run of chum salmon (C&R only). It’s a short river, and the only bank access starts above the “logger bridge” and fee parking lot. This is definitely the hot spot on the river where the majority of anglers congregate. Continue reading

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Upper Nehalem River: Timber–Birkenfeld

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It’s finally trout season in Oregon! Beyond lake fishing, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot available to the trout angler west of the Cascades. Most of the trout streams are in Central Oregon, but some good fun can be had chasing cutthroat in the coastal streams. Continue reading

Yes, we have no bananas

The “snowpocalypse” put fishing on hold for almost a month in Oregon as everything froze over, was covered in snow, then spent another week thawing and blowing out all the local rivers.  My cabin fever symptoms were somewhat assuaged by the arrival in the mail of Jed Davis’ Spinner Fishing for Steelhead, which I had time to read while stuck indoors. Continue reading