Fishing

There’s a reason Tillamook is World-Famous for our Fishing

It’s no secret that some of the best fishing in the world is found right here in Tillamook. With five rivers, two bays, a half dozen lakes and an entire ocean within reach, the Tillamook Coast is everyone’s go-to for Chinook Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Halibut, Tuna, and so much more. Bring your boat or grab a seat on a guided fishing tour by a number of local experts who are eager to share their love and knowledge of our coastal waters with you. And remember, fish tastes best when you catch it yourself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do I get a fishing license?

    Yes. You can obtain a license online at the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website, or locally at Tillamook Sporting Goods Store. It’s a good idea to keep it on you at all times.

  • What is the best time of year to go fishing?

    Fishing is a year-round activity in Tillamook, and our rivers, bays and lakes are often speckled with fisherman all year long. Of course, it depends on what type of fish you’re after to determine the proper time of year. Steelhead is a winter game, while Chinook Salmon can be caught all summer long.

  • Where is the best places to go fishing?

    Anywhere there is water. No really. Popular spots are the Kilchis River, Nehalem River, Miami River, Wilson River, Trask River, Tillamook Bay, Nehalem Bay and of course the Pacific Ocean.

  • If I’m new to fishing, is there anyone who can teach me?

    Tillamook has literally dozens of fishing guides and charter boat services that are here to help you catch fish. Whether you want to be out on the ocean or up a river, a guided tour includes a seat on the boat, fishing poles, bait and tackle and the expertise of a local guide who has been successfully fishing these waters for years.