: Alsea River: The river is closed to all fishing above the head of tide effective May 1 and will reopen with the cutthroat trout fishery this Sunday, May 22. For the cutthroat trout opener, casting small spinners, spoons or fly fishing streamers or dry flies can be very effective. Bait is not allowed above the head of tide until Sept. 1.
Reported by: Oregon D.F.W
Lures & Spinners
River is approximately 55 miles long and and enters the Pacific Ocean at
Waldport. Most people fish for fall chinook salmon and winter steelhead.
Additionally, searun cutthroat can be caught in August and September. Numerous
boat ramps allow good access to the river. (more on the