Wilson conditions


Rob

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DrTheopolis

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Currently, it's at 5.4 -- certainly fishable, but requires heavy gear for bankmaggoting. Since I'm not there, I don't know how bad the leaves/debris will be, but might make it tough.
 

troutdude

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Maybe this info, is additionally helpful (it's the forecast for Tillamook). The level hit 6.81' on Thursday, and has slowly dropped to 5.43'. The river will drop to 5.22' tomorrow, and raise again slightly and back to 5.43' again on Sunday.

The forecast:

Friday Night:

Rain. Low around 52. East wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday:

Rain. High near 60. East southeast wind 7 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
 

Socaaron

Member
I was over that way Thursday, while the river may be on the drop now I can tell you it was WAY up and very turbid(looked like the sandy on a blow) just a few days ago. As advised your best bet is to wait till sometime next week. What that meant for me was there wasn't much fishing to be had though I did get a great video of the holding pens at NFN they were packed! Those poor fish kept jumping at the barrier trying to go "upstream"(water jet) but it was fun to watch in spite of the constant banging of fish leaping out of the water and slapping into the sloped aluminum barrier.
 

Modest_Man

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If you search around there is a webcam that shows the Wilson near the Tillamook Forest Center. Hint hint. As long as it's light out you can get eyes on the river from any device.
 

troutmasta

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I saw the water today with my own eyes. Level is perfect, water is a tad chocolatey just a tad. And there is debris. But there was debris in the river I fished as well and it was loaded with fish.
 

Rob

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Thanks for the info, guys. Wound up skipping the Wilson and staying closer to home on the Clackamas this afternoon. Definitely planning on getting out there Monday or Tuesday!
 
I'm a Wilson river rookie and would really love to get out and explore the river for winter steelhead but have no idea where to access the river to bank fish. Is anyone willing to help a novice out?
 

Casting Call

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The Kelchis is the first to drop and clear. The gradeation is steeper than most in the area and is only five miles from the wilson. I'll be there in an hour or so. Tony
 

Rob

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I'm a Wilson river rookie and would really love to get out and explore the river for winter steelhead but have no idea where to access the river to bank fish. Is anyone willing to help a novice out?
There are pull-outs all up and down hwy 6. Most of them will lead you to fishy spots. Also, this map is helpful:

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105721876723713412453.000478855cacc93aa5af6&ll=45.584972,-123.518257&spn=0.067517,0.217323&t=h&z=12
 

ChezJfrey

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I'm a Wilson river rookie and would really love to get out and explore the river for winter steelhead but have no idea where to access the river to bank fish. Is anyone willing to help a novice out?
From mile 27 or so, to mile 12 on Hwy. 6 is loaded with spots/pullouts. There are also a few between mile 12 and 5, but they become scarcer. When the winters start showing, pick any one. If there are a bunch of people, merely walking an 1/8 mile in either direction will almost undoubtedly have water that whispers 'fish' to you...odds are, you would be correct :)
 

troutmasta

Well-known member
Thank you very much gentlemen I appreciate it! Any fish on the the bank casting call?
The kilchis has Very limited bank space. maybe 3 or four different spots on the whole thing. The upper has alot of bank to fish but you have to hike through serious brambles to get there. The Lower is 99% private property. There are a couple of drift boat launches, the upper has some bank space but gets crowded early.
Drifted the kilchis yesterday, we did decent some big chums and a 30+ pound nook that got OFF at the boat,(one of the largest nooks Id ever seen.) I fished the wilson from the bank this morning and got a nook as well (not nearly as big).
They are both getting stacked-
Get some-
 

DrTheopolis

Well-known member
There are a couple of drift boat launches

But you don't need a driftboat to fish the Kilchis -- just go to the ramp, and hop on the flydeck of the first boat, then to the flydeck of the next boat, and so on... next thing you know, you'll be at the 101 ramp.

Nice river, but the pressure is ridiculous.
 

troutmasta

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But you don't need a driftboat to fish the Kilchis -- just go to the ramp, and hop on the flydeck of the first boat, then to the flydeck of the next boat, and so on... next thing you know, you'll be at the 101 ramp.

Nice river, but the pressure is ridiculous.
Frogger?
 

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