Grab some bait and ready your rod, nets, shovels and pots, because you’ll find no shortage of fishing spots in Waldport and Yachats, Oregon. Like most of the things to do around here, we’re pretty laid back when it comes to Waldport and Yachats, Oregon, fishing. It’s not as much of a financial expense or as time-consuming as it is in other towns on Oregon’s Central Coast, where fishing charters and hiring guides are the standard practices. Yachats and Waldport, Oregon, fishing is a bit more of a do-it-yourself activity where you go to the place of your choosing and stay there as long as you like. Waldport, Oregon, fishing revolves around the Alsea Bay. The Port of Alsea provides easy access for launching your boat or dropping a line from the docks. The bay attracts most anglers with its plentiful salmon population in the fall. The run of chinook and coho salmon peaks around late September or early October and continues into November. When it comes to Yachats, Oregon, fishing, you have your pick between ocean and freshwater fishing. For freshwater fishing the Yachats River, the Ten Mile Creek, Cummings Creek and Big Creek are active with winter steelhead.
The Catch List for Yachats, Oregon, Fishing
Now you know Waldport and Yachats, Oregon’s, top fishing spots; next, you need to know which ones to go to depending on what you want to catch. Salmon is king (literally) when it comes to the Central Coast’s fishing scene, and your best bet for hooking those silvery beauties is in the Alsea Bay and around the mouth of the Yachats River. There, the popular move for Yachats, Oregon, fishing is doing so from the cliffs around the water’s edge. It’s slightly treacherous and full of excitement. Winter is a popular time to catch steelhead. Chinook salmon return in the spring as do perch and herring. It’s almost always a good time for surfperch fishing in Yachats. As Oregon’s most plentiful fish, the bagging limit is up to 15 per day. Learn more about Yachats and Waldport, Oregon, fishing in the listings below. For information about what’s currently biting and where, check out our Central Oregon Coast Fishing Report.