: NEHALEM RIVER: Chinook fishing is improving. Best fishing will be in the lower bay but fish are spreading into tidal areas and some will begin moving upriver soon. Troll herring near the bottom in the lower bay. Trolling spinners further up the bay or bobber and bait in tidewater areas can be effective. Fishing for cutthroat is fair to good, with fresh sea-run cutthroat increasing in numbers this month. Anglers are reminded that no bait is allowed above tidewater through Aug. 31. And that angling for Chinook is closed upstream of the Foss Rd. bridge.