Chetco River

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Chetco River Fishing Charters

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Chetco River: 4 fishing charters available

Brookings River Fishing - 18'

Brookings
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $225

Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Brookings

Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Brookings
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $150

Brookings Ocean Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(24 reviews)
Brookings
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trips from $200

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Chetco River

The average price for a private 4 hour Chetco River fishing trip is $750, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $564 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Brookings River Fishing - 18', Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers, and Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Chetco River. Full list of top fishing charters in Chetco River.

Brookings River Fishing - 18', Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers, and Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Chetco River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Chinook Salmon, Lingcod, and Rainbow Trout (Steelhead). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, drift fishing, and fly fishing. River fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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!
Chetco River
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great trip with 3 generations of family. For his birthday, 10 y/o son wanted to catch fish in the ocean and keep them. Well, he did that by catching his limit of rock fish with a ling cod to boot! Captain Steve offered outstanding service and knew where to find the fish. 6 hour trip flew by, because we were busy hooking into fish or getting to the hotspots where they were at. Great fun, memories made, well worth it.
Marc  T.
Marc T. Grants Pass, OR
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
I’m very impressed with the patients and professional manners Steve had. I’m also a fan of the lighter gear we used. It’s more of fighting fish than pulling in a bunch of lead. I’m calling him back and will recommend him to anyone who loves to fish and have fun
Jeremy  T.
Jeremy T. Idleyld Park, Oregon
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(15 reviews)
Steve is a top notch guide! Knows the fishing grounds very well. Very knowledgeable. We will be booking our future trips with him and his boat!
Jennifer  M.
Jennifer M. Red Bluff, CA
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Excellent time. We were first timers. Steve and River took great care of us.
Douglas  M.
Douglas M. Reno, NV
Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers
Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Had a great day fishing for winter steelhead in March on the Chetco river with Steve. Steve knows the rivers and the fish well. The drift was a pleasant experience overall and great fun with some late winter steelhead action without the day.
Hunter  E.
Hunter E. West Linn, OR
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Awesome day on the ocean with Captain Steve!! He provided a great experience for our family!! We brought back a good haul for dinner!! Would highly recommend booking with Steve!!
Heather  B.
Heather B. Crescent City, California
Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers
Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(6 reviews)
Steve was a good guide. We didn't catch fish because of river conditions. But Steve was knowledgeable, had good equipment and I would recommend him.I
Ed  M.
Ed M. Rogue River, OR
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great day out for first trip out of Brookings. Capt. Steven put us one fish right away and we never had time to rest. Bite just kept coming... Thank you for wonderful time. We will be back. Limits for all
Rich  C.
Rich C. Boulder Creek, CA
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Captain Steve was great to work with and very knowledgeable. We caught tons of fish and even saw some whales!
Candace  B.
Candace B. Alpine, UT
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Steve is an awesome guide. He is a skilled professional and took great care of us.Steve is very likable and we definitely got our money’s worth.
Derek  B.
Derek B. Driggs, ID
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Steve Huber – Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Captain Steve and his crew we awesome. Very nice, patient, and got us on the fish. Will definitely be booking with him again!
Todd  R.
Todd R. Central Point, OR
Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers
Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
The upper Chetco with Steve fishing for late stealhead I have been privileged to have in a life of fishing for stealhead. Steve was a very knowledgeable of the local history of the fisherys and coastal area.
Mike  F.
Mike F. Las Cruces, NM
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a great trip and had fun as well.The fishing was good and the Captain made sure we had plenty of time to go back through areas where the hits and fish were coming from. The weather was wonderful as well, but be sure to dress in layers as the mornings as cool and the PM was comfortable.
Chester  S.
Chester S. Lodi, CA
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a great trip and captain Dave was a kick in the pants definitely a salty old sea dog and he knows what he’s doing
Chris  H.
Chris H. Redding, CA
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain David. He work hard to get us on fish all day. He even let us stay out a lttle longer than our time. Thank you Capital David.
Ronnie  P.
Ronnie P. Spanish Springs, NV
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We landed these two, about 30 minutes. It was rolling pretty good and Mary was happy.with her first halibut.
Greg  B.
Greg B. New York, NY
Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers
Steve Huber - Chetco & Smith Rivers
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Steve's main focus was to get me on fish. He is courteous and worked hard on oars to accomplish this. I had a great time and wow what a fight the steelhead gives.
Kevin  H.
Kevin H. Weatherby Lake, MO
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Very good
4.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Over an hour to fishing spot which meant less fishing time but the catch was worth the wait. We cooked up fresh fish and chips just like we love from our homeland of NZ, it was delicious.
Marie  D.
Marie D. Ashland, OR
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Great day on the water with the Captain. Ben & Lorrie were fun to fish with. We were a happy bunch by end of trip.
Ron  B.
Ron B. Mesa, Arizona
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Brookings Ocean Fishing
Fishing charter in Brookings
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain David was awesome. He called the day before our trip to make sure we were prepared. He was knowledgeable about the fishing in the area. We caught a lot of fish. Everyone in our family caught over ten. We even caught a twelve pound lingcod. If I ever return to the area, I would go fishing with captain David again.
Heath  J.
Heath J. Elk Grove, CA