Wilson River

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Photo of the Wilson River

Photo of the Wilson River

Located in Tillamook County,  OR


Wilson River Fishing:

The Wilson river in Oregon is know for huge Chinook to tantalize any angler. The Wilson originates in the Tillamook forest and stretches 33 miles long. This river is one of Oregon true blue fishing destination drawing in anglers for across the country to take a shot at some monster kings.  For Wilson river fishing access see our Wilson river fishing access maps below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon




When to Fish

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The Wilson offer steelhead opportunities year round, with spring and fall runs of Chinook and fall coho salmon.

**See Oregon fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

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

**See Oregon fishing REGS for exact details.



Required Fishing Tackle:

Barbless hooks are required for fishing for salmon or steelhead in most Oregon waters.



Herring, Roe, and shrimp.



Natural bait scents tend to be the most effective like herring, sardine, or anchovy also salmon eggs, or shrimp scents work as well.


Effective Techniques:

Drifting sand shrimp or eggs can be effective as well as twitching jigs or throwing hardware like spoons and spinners. Beads produce as well.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!

Wilson River Fishing Access:

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