Nescanicum River-2

Upper Necanicum River

Located in Clatsop County, OR


Necanicum River Fishing:

The Necanicum river in known for excellent salmon and steehead fishing during the fall and winter months. With Fall chinok and Coho and runs of hatchery and wild steelhead during the winter months.


Chinook salmon

Chinook are among a favorite among local anglers on the Necanicum river. With Chinook entering the river in late October and peaking in November with numbers still available into December.


Coho Salmon

Fall Coho enter the river in August and offer decent opportunities in September and October. Be aware coho are in limited numbers for hatchery fish and all wild coho must be released.


Necanicum River Steelhead

Necanicum river steelhead enter the river in mid November and peak in December and January but remain consistent all the way through March .


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon



When to Fish

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The Necanicum is generally open for chinook salmon August – December and steelhead January – March and May – December.

**See Oregon State Department of Fish and Wildlife REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 fin clipped  adult salmon and up to 5 jack salmon per day. Also 2 fin clipped steelhead allowed per day,

**See Oregon State Department of Fish and Wildlife REGS for details.



Required Tackle:

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon or steelhead on most rivers in Oregon.



Sandshrimp and Roe



Bait Fish, Salmon Eggs and Shrimp


Effective Techniques:
Bobber and bait, and casting spinners are favorite techniques in the tidewater.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended in the hot spots!


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