Chetco River Fishing

Chetco River Salmon and Steelhead Fishing Trips

One of the best salmon and steelhead rivers on the entire West Coast, the Chetco River, flows into the Pacific Ocean at Brookings, Oregon. It is one of the most popular drift boat stream in Oregon, with steelhead over 20 pounds and kings topping 60 pounds.

Guide Andy Martin of Brookings Fishing Charters is one of the most sought-after guides on the Chetco, offering drift boat trips from October through March. Andy is one of the few local guides who has a special-use permit from the U.S. Forest Service to fish the Wild and Scenic section of the upper Chetco River.

One of Andy's clients caught the Chetco River record fall king salmon, a 65-pounder, on a guided trip with Andy. Andy’s clients also have caught several steelhead over 50 pounds, and steelhead as big as 22 pounds.

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