: YAQUINA RIVER: The chinook fishery is slowing down quickly. Upper tide water has been the best place to focus on this time of year. The recent rains and big tide series helped move some more fish in but the run is nearing the end. Bobber fishing has been productive in upper tidewater and trolling spinners or herring are producing as well.
The wild coho fishery has also slowed down considerably with some catch still being reported from mid to upper tidewater. Anglers are having the best success for coho trolling spinners during the incoming tide.
Winter steelhead are just starting to return to Big Elk Creek. This fishery typically peaks December and January. Look for the next good rain event to kick start the season. Casting spinners or drifting jigs or bait under a bobber can produce good results.