: NEHALEM RIVER: Chinook fishing was good in the mainstem before it blew out with recent rains. Chinook remain available in the bay, but dont expect them to hold there long. Fish the edges of the main river when it is high and off color as Chinook tend to hold in these areas. It is not too late to catch a wild coho in the bay although most of the fish that had been holding there have now blasted up river. The bay remains open to wild coho retention through November. Trolling spinners further up the bay or bobber and bait in tidewater and river holes can still be effective this time of year. The North Fork Nehalem will be one of the first rivers to clear and both hatchery coho and Chinook are available.