Tillamook Bay Fall Chinook Salmon fishing is a draw for Salmon anglers throughout the region. Tillamook Bay’s Chinook can approach the #50 mark with an average fish hovering around 30 pounds. Tillamook Bay is fed by five Fall Chinook rearing tributaries. The Wilson, Trask, Kilchis, Tillamook and Miami Rivers all contribute to the success of this fishery and the run timing of each of these rivers contributes to the bay’s four months of Fall Chinook Fishing.
Anglers have two main choices of tactics when fishing the bay. Spinner fishing is popular in the upper bay from Bay City to up into the Tillamook River arm of the bay. And my choice of tactic, Herring fishing is a good choice from Bay City out to the jaws and into the ocean.
Tillamook Bay Fall Chinook are great herring biters. In fact, I’m not sure there’s another angling location where the Salmon will bite a herring as well. And although Tillamook Bay Fall Chinook are known for their size, make no mistake about it, great number days are here for the taking as well.
Tillamook Bay and the surrounding area is a gold mine of fishing opportunity and I will regularly bounce around with my trips. With in a half an hour of Tillamook clients can experience fishing in three different drainages and six different rivers. The Wilson River, Trask River and Nestucca River are all legendary producers of Fall Chinook fishing opportunity. Anglers who know how to read a tide book, understand river levels and are experienced with the run timing of the waters can have consistently good fishing.
For those of you looking to visit from out of town, I have numerous lodging opportunities available and can help arrange a trip that’s full of fishing variety.
To view all of my guided Salmon fishing trips, go to my Salmon fishing page.
For any questions you might have, or to simply book a trip, email me, or call (503) 680-6809.