WILSON RIVER FISHING
Wilson River Fishing is very similar to the Washington’s Cowlitz River Fishing; it’s a very well known river. Wilson River Fishing allows anglers a great opportunity to catch Fall Chinook Salmon, Spring Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Winter Steelhead and Summer Steelhead; just a short drive from Portland, Oregon. The Wilson River has plentiful Wilson River Fishing access, since Highway 6 runs along the majority it.
The Wilson River has two main fisheries; Fall Salmon Fishing and Winter Steelhead Fishing. Guided Winter Steelhead fishing is a very popular fishery because the Wilson River has a large return of Winter Steelhead due to their hatchery / brood stock program. Wilson River Guided Fishing Trip for Winter Steelhead usually starts around the first of December and will fish into April.
Guided Fall Chinook Salmon fishing trips on the Wilson River usually starts the end of September depending on the water levels and the amount of rain. Wilson River Fall Chinook Fishing Trips are very popular, since it is such an easy drive from Portland, Oregon. The Wilson River get a large run of Fall Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon, both of these Salmon can be caught into December on a Wilson River Guided Fishing Trip.
Wilson River Spring Chinook Fishing is a tough fishery, due to its small run. Even though the Wilson River doesn’t have a large run of Spring Chinook Salmon you have the opportunity of hooking a nice Spring Chinook Salmon when you are targeting Late Winter Steelhead / Early Summer Steelhead.
The Wilson River has all types of water; tide water to deep up river pools. You are able to drift boat the majority of the Wilson River and use a power boat (Sled) on the Lower Wilson River. This gives anglers a variety of option on how they want to target fish while Wilson River Fishing.
If you would like more fishing information on rivers that are near the Wilson River or that flow into Tillamook Bay; click on the links below.