One of the few rivers that runs from the South the Willamette River receives one of the great Spring Chinook Salmon Runs in the west. And with rivers feeding it like the Clackamas, McKenzie and Santiams it’s easy to understand why. Did I mention that we fish it right in the Portland area? This is a great river!
The Clackamas River boasts good runs of Winter Steelhead and Spring Chinook. Draining off Mt. Hood and running into the Portland area, this is a Rose City favorite.
Five rivers makes for one of the most productive bodies of water in the state. Spring Chinook, Fall Chinook and Winter Steelhead all make their way through the bay into one of the great rivers that feed it.
The Wilson River is one of the legendary rivers on the North Coast. A huge run of fall salmon and an equally impressive run of winter steelhead makes this one of my favorites.
The Trask River is one of the five rivers that flows into Tillamook Bay. It’s a prolific Fall Chinook producer and I regularly catch my largest fish of the year out of this system. Big fish live here!
Located 20 minutes to the south of Tillamook, the Nestucca tdoesn’t take a back seat to any of the other North Coast rivers. Winter Steelhead and Fall Chinook Salmon are on the top of my list for fishing fun.