Tillamook area advise

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dwkresin

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I have lived off the Wilson River Highway for my entire half a century plus and never really fished it. Unfortunately my health has taken a sharp turn into the gutter and I need to have some help. I basically need to know where a few very easy access points are. I know about the boat ramp behind the old burned store almost into Tillamook. I recall a few on the south side of the road between South Fork and there but don't remember where. I had a fishing buddy who was going to teach me to catch steelhead but the virus got him and we never got to fish so I wasn't able to get his old man spots. Now I'm going it alone with YouTube as my mentor and hopefully some pointers for locations from here.
 
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Welcome to OFF. Sorry to learn of your health issue(s).

I'm familiar enough with the Wilson. So I'll defer to others. @brandon4455 may be able to help. There is also a very good guide, who may have some answers too. As soon as I remember his "handle", I will share that too.

Good luck!

P.S. His name is Tanner. But his OFF handle, still isn't coming to me. DOH!
 
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Welcome to OFF. Sorry to learn of your health issue(s).

I'm familiar enough with the Wilson. So I'll defer to others. @brandon4455 may be able to help. There is also a very good guide, who may have some answers too. As soon as I remember his "handle", I will share that too.

Good luck!

P.S. His name is Tanner. But his OFF handle, still isn't coming to me. DOH!
@OnTheDrop šŸ˜‰ Tanner is an excellent guide. Wish I could help but not familiar with that area.
 
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Thanks guy's. I should be familiar with the area since I took girls there back in the day and drove past it many times a year for over 50 year.

I'll be making a few trips that direction in the very near future because I drew a cow tag for the Trask and it opens in a few weeks. I'll be hitting Loren's Drift for sure over on the Trask. It's real easy to get to the water there and last summer I caught a massive 3" trout or salmon but let it go.
 
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Go behind the old burned down guide shop , easy access and very fishy .
 
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If you want a guide for the Wilson I would recommend Peel the Reel Guide service. I use Nick all the time, he is very Fishy and a great guy. I will be fishing with him soon actual.

As for easy bank spots the old guide shop is diffidently one spot I would recommend and mile marker 8. It is a bit tougher of a spot to reach as it requires a very small hike down.

If you put your time in at the old guide shop you will get one eventually.


 
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I respect guides but it's not something I can justify in my backyard. As a matter of fact I'm shoveling a Silver down my throat right now that a guide put me on in Alaska last August. But I spend about $20 to drive to the coast so at $200 plus for a guided trip that means I lose 9 or more trips and I value being on the water over catching.
 
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I respect guides but it's not something I can justify in my backyard. As a matter of fact I'm shoveling a Silver down my throat right now that a guide put me on in Alaska last August. But I spend about $20 to drive to the coast so at $200 plus for a guided trip that means I lose 9 or more trips and I value being on the water over catching.
How does it cost you $20 to drive to the coast if you live off of Hwy 6?
 
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$20 was meant as a blank statement but if you need it justified I can do it. I live off highway 6 that runs from highway 26 to Tillamook. I am at the far east end so Tillamook is a 50 mile drive. My jeeps get 15mpg and 12mpg. That is roughly $20 per trip in this economy. I have not got gas in a couple months so I could be off some but should be in the rough neighborhood of $20 per round trip. I can literally say I live off highway 6/8/47 and even 26 and not be fibbing and still needing $20 per round trip. Even when I lived near the junction of 6 and 8 it was still about the same amount of fuel. An more important is that I can go fishing for 10 trips for what a guide would cost me.
 
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I have lived off the Wilson River Highway for my entire half a century plus and never really fished it. Unfortunately my health has taken a sharp turn into the gutter and I need to have some help. I basically need to know where a few very easy access points are. I know about the boat ramp behind the old burned store almost into Tillamook. I recall a few on the south side of the road between South Fork and there but don't remember where. I had a fishing buddy who was going to teach me to catch steelhead but the virus got him and we never got to fish so I wasn't able to get his old man spots. Now I'm going it alone with YouTube as my mentor and hopefully some pointers for locations from here.
Mills bridge boat ramp is a good spot but it can be pretty of crowded. I only really go there on weekdays later in the season. There are a lot of pullouts along the Wilson obviously and I personally just like to explore. A lot of the pullouts have relatively easy access and worn trails. I would recommend taking a day and exploring around a bit. The Muesial creek hole is a good spot too it also has a worn trail.
 
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