: NEHALEM RIVER: Angling for Chinook is improving. The best reports have come from the lower by near the jaws, but some fish are being caught at least up to the Wheeler area. Troll herring or spinners near the bottom. Sea-run cutthroat can be caught throughout the bay and tidewater areas, and further upstream. Troll or cast small lures or flies along the channel margins or in areas of cover, such as logs or woody debris.