Fishing on Oregon's Tillamook Coast is a year-round activity. With three bays, five major rivers (and several smaller ones), a couple of lakes and of course, the Pacific Ocean, you can fish the way you want - fly fishing, deep sea, dock, boat or dory.
Did you know clamming in Oregon is an activity that you can do all year round? Clamming is a fun family activity suited to all generations, and Tillamook County’s four bays provide ample opportunity for clamming success.
For over 100 years, dory boats have gone to sea in Pacific City. The dory’s origins came from the surf dories and Nestucca River gill net boats that sold their fish to the salmon cannery established in 1887 near the mouth of the river.
The Tillamook county Fall Chinook Salmon aka king salmon fishing season begins in mid-September and lasts well into mid-November. About the time the fish stop running at Buoy 10 in Astoria, it is time to head to Tillamook County where the big fish are biting, and running in record numbers.
Tillamook County’s coastal waters and bays are teeming with fish, some with salmon weighing upwards to 50 pounds! Tillamook sits near the mouths of the Kilchis, Wilson, Trask, and Tillamook rivers which flow down from the coast range to converge at Tillamook Bay.