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Lunker Alert!

 

07/1/2021

 

2021 Nehalem River Fishing Report: 

 

Nehalem River emergency fishing regulations in response to drought begin July 1st:

 

Nehalem River (NW Zone) upstream of the Miami-Foley Road Bridge (and tributaries upstream of bridge) will close to all angling July 1-Sept. 30. The Nehalem Bay/River from the mouth to the Miami Foley Road Bridge remains open under permanent regulations. The North Fork Nehalem is also open with “hoot owl” restrictions above tidewater. All other open streams in the NW Zone will be under “hoot owl” regulations.

 

For full details, see the emergency regulations for your angling zone at https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/

“There is a tough summer and early fall ahead for fish, and we want to take steps to help them survive,” said Shaun Clements, ODFW deputy administrator for inland fisheries. “We appreciate anglers following the regulations and being flexible with their plans to help fish this year.”

This doesn’t mean that all fishing has to stop,” continued Clements. “Except for the Nehalem River, fishing will remain open the morning and early afternoon hours when water temperatures are cooler for fish and people. There are many great fishing opportunities in high lakes, for warmwater fish like, bass, walleye, or crappie, and in lakes and reservoirs stocked with hatchery rainbow trout—though stocking plans may change due to the drought so remember to check the Recreation Report not the online schedule for the latest information.”

Anglers are reminded to use best practices when fishing in areas that may require release of the fish:

  • Use appropriate gear and land fish quickly. The longer the fight, the less likely the fish will survive.
  • Avoid removing the fish from the water.
  • If taking a photo, cradle the fish at water level and quickly take the picture.
  • Remove hooks quickly and gently while keeping the fish under water.
  • Use long-nosed pliers or hemostats to back out a hook.
  • If a fish is hooked deeply, cut the line near the hook.
  • Revive fish (point them into slow current or move them back and forth until gills are working).
  • When possible, let the fish swim out of your hands.

 

 

This concludes our 2021 Nehalem River Fishing Report.

 


 

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Lunker’s Guide 2021 Nehalem River Fishing Report

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