Nehalem Bay Fishing

Fishing The Nehalem Bay On The Oregon Coast

     Welcome to the organization of Nehalem Bay fishing website. This website is in the process of being built. We will be adding helpful links and information for fishing the Nehalem Bay in Oregon and tips on how to catch fish in the Nehalem Bay. We will list the very best Nehalem Bay fishing guides and contact information.

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The Nehalem Bay Harbor

Nehalem Bay is the outlet for the 100-milelong Nehalem River, a favored stream for fall run Chinook and Coho Salmon and one of the only rivers in Oregon that has a summer run of Chinook Salmon. Three small towns, Nehalem, Wheeler, and Brighton, are situated along Highway 101, which runs along the bay’s east and south shores.

Fishing Guides Listed Below Are Currently Ranked As
As The Top Nehalem Bay Fishing Guides

If you are are a fishing guide who offers guided fishing trips on the Nehalem Bay or if you have hired a fishing guide service for that area and want to nominate that person for our rankings please email us and give us the name of the fish guide.
Salmon Fishing, Steelhead And Sturgeon Fishing In The Northwest
Ready for a great day of fishing?! Then you’ll want to book your next fishing adventure with professional guide Russ Morrow. Russ can take you to the fish, whether it’s Chinook, Coho, Steelhead, or Sturgeon. With many years of guiding throughout Oregon’s rivers and Pacific Coast, Russ will put you in the right place at the right time for a fishing experience you’ll never forget!
Fish With A Local Fishing Guide Who Knows How To Fish Nehalem Bay, Tillamook Bay The Trask River And The Columbia River From The Pacific Ocean To The Willamette River In Portland, Oregon.
Whether you’re an experienced fisherman (or fisherwoman!), or have never fished before, Russ will make sure you have a fun day on the water. Depending on where you’re fishing, you’ll either be aboard Russ’ 21-foot jet boat or his drift boat. Russ uses top-of-the-line gear, and all bait is provided. All you need to bring is a valid fishing license and tags, proper clothing, and your lunch and beverages. We do all the rest!

Specializing in Winter Steelhead Fishing On The Nestucca River

John Krauthoefer, owner of Firefighter's Guide Service, is widely recognized as one of the North Oregon Coast's top fishing guides. With more than 35 years focused experience, Johns knowledge and expertise in some of the region's most celebrated fisheries has no equal. Tillamook Bay fall and spring Chinook, Nehalem Bay fall Chinook, Nestucca River Steelhead, North Fork Nehalem Steelhead (by Custom White Water Raft), Ocean Chinook, Silver Salmon and Halibut, Buoy 10 and Columbia River Salmon are all fisheries John has mastered. These are places were fall Chinook in excess of 60 pounds are caught, trophy Steelhead are found and spring Chinook jump on spinners and herring with reckless abandon. With John you'll be fishing premium gear in the comfort of his custom-built 26' Willie Raptor. Everything is provided except your license, rain gear and lunch. Firefighter's Guide Service is the difference between "Acceptable and Exceptional". Contact John by calling 503-812-1414 or


Pat Abel Guide Service

I specialize in Trophy Spring Steelhead, Salmon and Sturgeon. I fish Tillamook-Bay and North Coast Rivers. I specialize In spring Sturgeon In Shallow waters In Astoria. I fish the Columbia River for spring Chinook Salmon. I have a 25' Jet-Sled and a 17' Drift-Boat. Are Trophy Steelhead Season Is March, On the Coast Rivers. Are drift boats are Heated. I also sell one day License. Pat Abel also offers bird watching tours by boat. Pat Abel fishing guide service is In the Portland, Oregon area and offers 3-4 hour crab trips In Tillamook-Bay.


Nehalem Bay State Park, OR

     Located at the beginning of a four-mile sand spit that separates the Pacific Ocean and Nehalem Bay. The park offers year-around family fun. Recreational opportunities includes hiking, biking, beachcombing, crabbing, clamming, horseback riding, and fishing.
Horse Concession is now running year round at the park. 
     Park has wind gusts that may move tents and other items that are not tacked down. Wind gusts come up occasionally. MAKE SURE YOUR SITE MEETS YOUR CAMPING NEEDS
Before reserving, please become familiar with the particulars of your chosen site, including the size of the tent pad area and the type of equipment that you may bring to the park. Site details and tent pad sizes can be viewed online by clicking on the site name.

     A Large campsite has at least a 12'x12' tent pad area. Medium sites are at least 10'x10' and Small sites are at least 8'x8'.

45 years experience fishing the world from Alaska to the South Coast of Oregon

The Salmon Master Salmon Fishing Guide

     Terry Seamster is "the Salmon Master" and he fishes the Columbia River and all of Oregon's most popular waters from Buoy 10 & Astoria all the way to Portland and the Willamette River. Then to the Oregon coastal rivers in the Tillamook Bay area, the Nehalem Bay & the Wilson & Trask rivers. Then through Southern Oregon on the world famous Umpqua River and Winchester Bay. GOOD SEATS FILL FAST so call early. 503-484-8900

     Daniel St. Laurent Salmon and Steelhead fishing guide. I fish the Columbia River, Tillamook Bay and all coastal rivers & bays nearby including Nehalem, the Wilson & Trask Rivers for Salmon & Steelhead and the popular Buoy 10 Salmon fishery. I also fish for Spring Salmon at Wind River and Drano Lake and the Willamette River. I'll give you tips and information to help you fish all those areas because I've been fishing them all my life and it's my passion. I live to get up every morning and fish and nothing is more fun to me than making sure my friends and clients are "on the fish" and in the right zone using the very best baits and lures. Please visit my website and contact me to book a trip. My promise to you is that you'll be glad you did  - 
Daniel St. Laurent  - 
St. Laurent Guide Service

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What to do in and
around Nehalem Bay

     The shallow bay is one of Oregon’s most scenic, which is saying something. Visitors come to fish for salmon, steelhead, perch, and bottom fish, catch crabs and dig for clams, paddle canoes and kayaks around the peaceful water, and watch and photograph the abundant bird life.

  • Chinook Salmon fishing seasons run from spring to early winter.

  • Coho Salmon season from late summer to fall.

     Anglers must release all native Coho Salmon, but a hatchery on the Nehalem’s north fork produces fin-clipped keepers. Galleries, antique stores, coffee shops, bait and tackle shops, and small restaurants line the main streets of the bay’s three villages—the largest is Wheeler, with a just under 400.


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