Sixes River Recreation Area

Located in Curry County, OR


Sixes River Fishing:

The Sixes river has been a long time attraction for fall and winter king fishing for years. Thousands of Chinook enter the river in the months of November through January. Also in December healthy numbers of steelhead start to show offering excellent steelhead fishing as well.

While October and early November are prime time on numerous Oregon waterfront streams, late November through January is the top of the salmon and steelhead runs on the Sixes river and offers significant catch rates. For late fall salmon and winter steelhead the Sixes river is definitely the place to be.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon




When to Fish

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Open for Chinook salmon and steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.

**See Oregon fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows: 

• No more than 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day, 10 per year, in
aggregate from waters of the Floras/New River, Sixes River, Elk River and Elk River
Ocean Terminal Area.
• Non adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily or
annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.

**See Oregon fishing REGS for details.


Preferred Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners,






Tackle Tips:

Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a stealhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.

Combat Fishing Rating:

In Formation: Pretty well spread apart with clustering in certain locations as always eye protection recommended!

Sixes River Fishing Access:

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