Tillamook Bay Spring Chinook are known to sportfishermen as some of the largest Spring Chinook available anywhere. Spring Chinook begin entering the Bay in May and available through June.
I fish herring along the Barview Jetty, mid-way into the bay through the west channel, and into the Ghost Hole. Tillamook Bay Springers are known to be large like their fall relatives, but they eat like any Springer. The best tides are limited during this fishery, so you’ll want to book early if you want an opportunity this exceptional quality Spring Chinook.
Drift boat trips are also available for Tillamook area Spring Chinook on the Trask and Nestucca Rivers. The Trask is right in Tillamook, and the Nestucca, which gets a nice run of Springers, is 20 minutes to the south.
Lodging options are numerous if you’re looking to overnight, or stay for multiple days.
To find out more about the Fall fishing opportunities visit my Tillamook Bay Fall Chinook page. There are also Spring Chinook available earlier in the calendar year. Visit my Columbia River Spring Chinook page, or Willamette River Spring Chinook page to learn more about these trips.
For any questions you might have, or to simply book a trip, contact me online.