Chetco River Fishing Charters

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Chetco River: 5 fishing charters available

Chetco River
Chetco River

Brookings • 17 ft • 2 persons

A. Rose Guide Service runs angling trips out of Brookings and is ready to show you the fishing possibilities that the Chetco, Rogue, and Umpqua rivers have in store!

"Captain Austin was the best part of the trip. He knew where all the fish should have been." —⁠ Patrick, CA
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trips fromUS $500
Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers
Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers

Brookings • 17 ft • 3 persons

Steve Huber’s Guide Service offers drift boat fishing trips on the Chetco River and Smith River, Southern Oregon.

"I had a great time getting to fishing and talking with the captain who was very knowledgeable in the coastal fishing and inlet fishing, fishing was tough due to higher waters, but captain definitely knew what he was doing!" —⁠ Kodi,
trips fromUS $550
DParadzinski Guide Service
DParadzinski Guide Service

Brookings • 18 ft • 3 persons

Join Captain Dillyn on some of the most legendary Salmon and Steelhead rivers southern Oregon has to offer.

"Nice guide. Great weather. Caught some fish. Solid day" —⁠ Charlie,
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trips fromUS $500
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing

Brookings • 31 ft • 6 persons

For your next vacation in Oregon, you need to book a trip with Captain Steve Huber. 

"Thanks Captain Steve for a fun, beautiful day on the water! Will enjoy lots of fish tacos!" —⁠ Christine, CA
trips fromUS $400
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Fishing in Chetco River

The Chetco River fishing scene provides some of the best fall Chinook Salmon and winter Steelhead in Oregon! If you’re hearing this for the first time, it’s probably because the Rogue River takes all the spotlight for this region. Head out to Brookings, less than 30 miles south of Gold Beach, and discover another gem of Oregon’s southern coast.
 

What to Catch

Huge Chinook Salmon are what the Chetco River is famous for! Considering the size of the river, it’s unusual to have so many 40-pounders as a regular catch, with occasional 50-pounders. Catching these record-breaking specimens isn’t easy and they don’t just jump into the boat – you’ll have to find an experienced guide, who specializes in river fishing.
 
While Chinook take the lead in terms of weight, winter Steelhead run the show when it comes to numbers. It’s rare to come across a guide who doesn’t target them, as this is one of the few places where you can keep wild fish. Resident Cutthroat Trout are usually available in the tributaries with cooler water and fewer anglers.
 
As most of the fishing guides are located in Brookings, you can also choose an ocean trip. This brings more variety concerning fish species – Lingcod, Crab, Rockfish, Halibut, and Coho Salmon join the game.
 

How to Choose a Guide

The main difference is whether you want the river or the ocean trip. You can always check with the captain which fishing spots he goes to but there’s one simple way to figure it out – if you want a river trip, look for a guide with a drift boat; if you want an ocean trip, find a guide with a bigger engine boat.
 

When to Go

Chinook Salmon make their run into the bay at Brookings in the early fall. Fishing in the river is great Sep–Dec. Steelhead season starts in December, peaks in January, and holds up until March. Cutthroat Trout fishing is good in spring, and they return in late summer as well. All fishing guides are aware of the fishing regulations and they’ll know which fish can be kept and which have to be released.
 
Choosing the right fishing guide ensures you’ll have a successful day on the water, regardless of your previous fishing experience. Easily accessible, bountiful, and serene – that’s how the Chetco River’s fishing spots can be summarized. Explore the hidden treasure of Oregon, where the Chetco River awaits you!

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Chetco River Fishing Seasons

January
The year starts with plenty of action! The Chetco River is famous for huge numbers of winter Steelhead. Now, imagine how great the fishing is in January, when the season peaks.
 
February
Steelhead fishing is still great in the river. If you’re more interested in an ocean or bay trip, you’ll have great chances of catching Crab, Rockfish, and Lingcod.
 
March
With the end of winter, the Steelhead fishing season comes to a close. You can still experience great fishing but now it’s more weather dependant.
 
April
The beginning of spring brings strong Cutthroat Trout fishing. You can usually find them upstream, in higher areas than Steelhead. 
 
May
Cutthroat Trout are still the best option for river fishing but Spring Chinook are also available. If you’re fishing the ocean, you’ll have a great time targeting Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish.
 
June
Early summer usually brings more water sports than fishing opportunities on the river. You’ll have better chances to catch if you target Lingcod, Rockfish, and Halibut.
 
July
River fishing isn't at its best in July. Instead, explore the town's land-based opportunities, or head out for an ocean adventure if you still want to cast your line.
 
August
If you simply cannot wait for fall to catch Salmon, you can go after Cohos in the ocean. Try out trolling, spinning, or jigging for other species, such as Halibut and Rockfish.
 
September
You’ll find most fishing guides trolling the bay of Brookings in September. Big Chinook Salmon start their upstream run and gather at the mouth of the river.
 
October
This month is definitely worth waiting for! October is the best time of the year for Chinook fishing. Large Chinooks are heading out to their spawning grounds and this is your time to shine as an angler.
 
November
Chinook Salmon’s peak season ends in November. If you’re an experienced angler or simply love a challenge, try landing one on the fly.
 
December
Chinook are still available, but something even better starts in December – winter Steelhead fishing. Find a guide that can take you to Alfred A. Loeb State Park, one of this area’s hotspots.
 

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What anglers said about fishing in Chetco River

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Top Types of Fishing in Chetco River

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Top Fishing Techniques in Chetco River

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Top Targeted Species in Chetco River

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