Salmon River near Lincoln City, Oregon
Trickling from the Zigzag Glacier flows the Salmon River. It takes a little bit for all the little branches of the stream to find themselves, get rid of the sediment picked up from the glacier, and meet up with Mud Creek but when they do one of the best trout streams in the US is born. For the first 20 miles of its life the river flows through the Huckleberry-Salmon wilderness among huge trees that have never known a logger’s saw or axe. During this stretch the river tumbles over several waterfalls some more than 100 feet high. Above and among the falls wild cutthroat are king with a few brook trout from stocking long ago also present. There are also a few rainbows in the plunge pools that are there both from long ago stocking and naturally. After final falls (that’s actually the name) steelhead from the sandy river become king. You can almost always find steelheads in the river. That being said the winter run is the best, the summer run is the worst, and the fall and spring are somewhere in between. Below the falls streamers are the best. Above, green drakes, caddis, pale morning drakes, stoneflies, and terrestrials are the preferred diet. There are special regulations governing the river (check before you go) to help protect the fish but the river is still having a difficult time. Heavy pouching is taking its toll on the river. If you notice anything suspicious make sure you call the hotline. Good luck fishing!
Salmon River Fishing near Lincoln City, Oregon
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Details for Salmon River
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 45.046772 -124.006226
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Description for Salmon River, Lincoln County, Oregon
Salmon River is a stream located just 6.1 miles from Lincoln City, in Lincoln County, in the state of Oregon, United States, near Three Rocks, OR. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and steelhead trout here. Whether you’re baitcasting, fly fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Salmon River.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Oregon Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.