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Nehalem Oregon Salmon

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20 ft 1 - 16 People From $775
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Oregon Crabbing Trip

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
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Tillamook Salmon And Steelhead

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20 ft 1 - 16 People From $775
Fishing in Garibaldi

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Crabbing

100% (10)
29 ft 1 - 6 People From $450
Fishing in Garibaldi

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Combination Salmon, Bottom Fish And Dungeness Crab

100% (10)
29 ft 1 - 2 People From $350
Fishing in Tillamook

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Inshore-Jetty Salmon Fishing

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Fishing in Nehalem
Fishing in Nehalem
Fishing in Nehalem
trip description for Salmon, Bottom Fishing & Crab Pots in Nehalem

Are you ready for a thrilling and productive charter fishing trip in Nehalem, Oregon? Captain Jason has got you covered. With years of experience and a deep knowledge of the local waters, he's the perfect guide to help you reel in some of the most sought-after species in the area. You'll be setting out on his 24' aluminum skiff, a sturdy and reliable vessel that's ideal for mixing it up and going after Salmon, Lingcod, and even Crab! These species are all abundant in the waters off Nehalem, and Captain Jason knows all the best spots to find them. He will provide expert guidance and instruction to help you maximize your catch and ensure an enjoyable day on the water. As you cruise through the scenic waters of Nehalem Bay, you'll be surrounded by stunning natural scenery, from rugged coastline to beautiful rock formations. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of marine life, including sea birds, sea otters, and even the occasional whale. You'll feel completely immersed in the beauty and tranquility of the Oregon Coast, with nothing but the sound of the waves and the hum of your fishing reel to distract you. Captain Jason will provide all the necessary equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. He'll also bring along the crabbing pots! All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a willingness to get out there. With Captain Jason as your guide, you're sure to have an exciting and successful charter fishing experience in Nehalem, Oregon. Don't miss this chance to explore the bountiful waters of the Pacific Northwest and catch some of the most prized species in the area! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Salmon, Bottom Fishing & Crab Pots

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
trip description for Salmon Fishing and Crabbing in Garibaldi

We'll throw out the crab pots on your way out! And fish Tillamook Bay and/or ocean (depending on weather conditions) for your limit of Salmon. When you're done fishing, we'll pull the pots on the way back to the dock. Hopefully send you home with your limit! New to salmon fishing? Your guide, with 40+ years of experience fishing these waters, will help you with everything. All equipment provided. Bring food, beverages and rain gear. Dress in layers, it's always colder on the water. Secure fishing license on MYODFW cell phone app. Private (tented) toilet facility available upon request. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Salmon Fishing And Crabbing

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
trip description for Combo Tillamook Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, and Crab in Garibaldi

This combination crabbing and Salmon-fishing trip in Garibaldi,Oregon is a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest! You'll be in capable hands with Captain Rod, an experienced and knowledgeable guide who has been crabbing and fishing in the waters of Oregon for many years. On the trip, you'll board Captain Rod's 28' Alumaweld boat and head out onto the mouth of the Columbia River. The captain will take you to the best crabbing spots in the area to lay some pots, then you'll get out deeper for some fishing before returning to check your crab traps. The captain will give you instructions on how to set the pots and how to properly measure and check the crabs, so even if you're a beginner you'll be able to participate and have fun. While you're fishing, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery, with the rugged Oregon coast on one side and the vast Pacific Ocean on the other. You might even see some wildlife, such as seals, sea lions, or seabirds. At the end of the day, the captain will help you sort and clean your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy a fresh, delicious meal. This is a great way to do it all in the PNW, so get out there! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Combo Tillamook Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, And Crab

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
Fishing in Tillamook
Fishing in Tillamook
Fishing in Tillamook
trip description for Inshore-Jetty Salmon Fishing in Tillamook

Embark on an Unforgettable Salmon Fishing Expedition with Captain Craig! Join Captain Craig for an exhilarating salmon fishing adventure in the stunning waters of Tillamook, Nehalem Bay and the beautiful Pacific Ocean with the iconic Chinook and Coho Salmon. With a range of fishing techniques at your disposal, this trip promises a thrilling angling experience. Diverse Fishing Techniques Captain Craig's expertise covers a spectrum of fishing techniques, ensuring that your adventure is tailored to your preferences. Whether you're into artificial lure fishing, heavy tackle fishing, jigging, light tackle fishing, or trolling, he's got you covered. Salmon of Legends Prepare to target the legendary Chinook and Coho Salmon, known for their size, strength, and delectable flavor. These iconic fish will test your angling skills and provide an exhilarating battle as you reel them in. Scenic Drift Trips Your drift fishing adventure will take you down some of Tillamook County's most picturesque rivers, including the Kilchis, Trask, Wilson, and Nehalem. These breathtaking landscapes provide the backdrop for your salmon fishing journey, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Captain Craig's Expertise Captain Craig's intimate knowledge of the local rivers and years of experience guarantee that you'll be in the best possible hands for a successful and enjoyable salmon fishing trip. Book Your Salmon Fishing Expedition Today! Whether you're an experienced angler seeking the thrill of a salmon catch or a newcomer eager to experience the sport, Captain Craig's fishing trip in Tillamook County promises a day filled with excitement, natural beauty, and impressive catches. Reserve your spot now and get ready for an incredible day of salmon fishing with Captain Craig! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Inshore-Jetty Salmon Fishing

100% (10)
28 ft 1 - 3 People From $250
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
trip description for Combination Salmon, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab in Garibaldi

The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along Oregon's coast make the Netarts or Tillamook Bay a crabbing paradise! On this trip, Captain Craig will get you out into the Bay to drop crab pots for Dungeness Crab, which are a delicious and easy species to catch. While you wait for the crabs to make their way into your traps, Captain craig can set you up with some bottom fishing rigs to catch the likes of Rockfish, Salmon, Sea Bass and others. Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Craig will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be hanging out aboard Captain Craig's 29’ D Tech, that can accommodate up to 6 guests. The boat is powered by a Suzuki 250 engine and mercury prokicker motor with Garmin electronics. The boat is wheelchair accessible and he encourages all guests with disabilities to join him on board and encourage sharing the adventure with kids as well. With all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle provided, you just need to bring sunscreen and your appropriate fishing and shellfish Licenses. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Combination Salmon, Bottom Fish And Dungeness Crab

100% (10)
29 ft 1 - 2 People From $350
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
trip description for Crabbing in Garibaldi

The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along Oregon's coast make the Pacific Ocean or Tillamook Bay a crabbing paradise! On this trip, Captain Craig will get you out into the Bay or ocean to drop crab pots for Dungeness Crab, which are a delicious and easy species to catch. Crab cooking and cleaning included, Captain Craig will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be hanging out aboard Captain Craig's 29’ D Tech, that can accommodate up to 6 guests. The boat is powered by a Suzuki 250 engine and mercury prokicker motor with Garmin electronics. The boat is wheelchair accessible and he encourages all guests with disabilities to join him on board and encourage sharing the adventure with kids as well. With all the tackle provided, you just need to bring sunscreen and your Shellfish Licenses. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Crabbing

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29 ft 1 - 6 People From $450
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Fishing in Tillamook
Fishing in Tillamook
Fishing in Tillamook
trip description for Oregon Crabbing Trip in Tillamook

Expand your saltwater repertoire on this Crabbing trip with Captain Wade! Crabbing is a fun and easy way to fill your cooler and put some amazing meals on the table, without having to go too far offshore. With a variety of crab species in the area, you'll have your pick of delicious crustaceans. Captain Wade runs a 23' Willie that's built to be a crabbing and fishing machine! She sports a 250-HP Yamaha engine and is kitted out with gear—including GPS, fishfinder, and trolling motor—to maximize your success on the water. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Oregon Crabbing Trip

100% (3)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
Fishing in Tillamook
Fishing in Tillamook
Fishing in Tillamook
trip description for Drift Salmon Fishing in Tillamook

Embark on an Unforgettable Salmon Fishing Expedition with Captain Craig! Join Captain Craig for an exhilarating drift salmon fishing adventure in the stunning waters of Tillamook County, where the rivers come alive with the iconic Chinook and Coho Salmon. With a range of fishing techniques at your disposal, this trip promises a thrilling angling experience. Diverse Fishing Techniques Captain Craig's expertise covers a spectrum of fishing techniques, ensuring that your adventure is tailored to your preferences. Whether you're into artificial lure fishing, heavy tackle fishing, jigging, light tackle fishing, or trolling, he's got you covered. Salmon of Legends Prepare to target the legendary Chinook and Coho Salmon, known for their size, strength, and delectable flavor. These iconic fish will test your angling skills and provide an exhilarating battle as you reel them in. Scenic Drift Trips Your drift fishing adventure will take you down some of Tillamook County's most picturesque rivers, including the Kilchis, Trask, Wilson, and Nehalem. These breathtaking landscapes provide the backdrop for your salmon fishing journey, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Captain Craig's Expertise Captain Craig's intimate knowledge of the local rivers and years of experience guarantee that you'll be in the best possible hands for a successful and enjoyable salmon fishing trip. Book Your Salmon Fishing Expedition Today! Whether you're an experienced angler seeking the thrill of a salmon catch or a newcomer eager to experience the sport, Captain Craig's fishing trip in Tillamook County promises a day filled with excitement, natural beauty, and impressive catches. Reserve your spot now and get ready for an incredible day of salmon fishing with Captain Craig! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Drift Salmon Fishing

100% (10)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $275
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
trip description for Garibaldi Bottom Fishing in Garibaldi

Weather Permitting** These bottom fishing trip's with Captain Craig are an awesome oppurtunity to catch some delicious and hard fight fish in the nearshore waters beyond Garibaldi, Oregon. You and the captain will spend 8 fine hours fishing for Halibut, Seabass, Lingcod, and many other kinds of bottom fish. Captain Criag provides all the fishing gear, bait and lures and is happy to clean, fillet and bag your catch as well. Make sure you have packed your license, snacks and drinks and be ready to experience a great adventure with Captain Craig. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Garibaldi Bottom Fishing

100% (10)
29 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
trip description for Combination Salmon, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab in Garibaldi

The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along Oregon's coast make the Netarts or Tillamook Bay a crabbing paradise! On this trip, Captain Craig will get you out into the Bay to drop crab pots for Dungeness Crab, which are a delicious and easy species to catch. While you wait for the crabs to make their way into your traps, Captain craig can set you up with some bottom fishing rigs to catch the likes of Rockfish, Salmon, Sea Bass and others. Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Craig will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be hanging out aboard Captain Craig's 29’ D Tech, that can accommodate up to 6 guests. The boat is powered by a Suzuki 250 engine and mercury prokicker motor with Garmin electronics. The boat is wheelchair accessible and he encourages all guests with disabilities to join him on board and encourage sharing the adventure with kids as well. With all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle provided, you just need to bring sunscreen and your appropriate fishing and shellfish Licenses. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Combination Salmon, Bottom Fish And Dungeness Crab

100% (10)
29 ft 1 - 2 People From $350
Fishing in Nehalem
Fishing in Nehalem
Fishing in Nehalem
trip description for Salmon, Bottom Fishing & Crab Pots in Nehalem

Are you ready for a thrilling and productive charter fishing trip in Nehalem, Oregon? Captain Jason has got you covered. With years of experience and a deep knowledge of the local waters, he's the perfect guide to help you reel in some of the most sought-after species in the area. You'll be setting out on his 24' aluminum skiff, a sturdy and reliable vessel that's ideal for mixing it up and going after Salmon, Lingcod, and even Crab! These species are all abundant in the waters off Nehalem, and Captain Jason knows all the best spots to find them. He will provide expert guidance and instruction to help you maximize your catch and ensure an enjoyable day on the water. As you cruise through the scenic waters of Nehalem Bay, you'll be surrounded by stunning natural scenery, from rugged coastline to beautiful rock formations. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of marine life, including sea birds, sea otters, and even the occasional whale. You'll feel completely immersed in the beauty and tranquility of the Oregon Coast, with nothing but the sound of the waves and the hum of your fishing reel to distract you. Captain Jason will provide all the necessary equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. He'll also bring along the crabbing pots! All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a willingness to get out there. With Captain Jason as your guide, you're sure to have an exciting and successful charter fishing experience in Nehalem, Oregon. Don't miss this chance to explore the bountiful waters of the Pacific Northwest and catch some of the most prized species in the area! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Salmon, Bottom Fishing & Crab Pots

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Wheeler
Fishing in Wheeler
Fishing in Wheeler
trip description for Nehalem Oregon Salmon in Wheeler

Join Captain Caleb on a thrilling fishing adventure in Nehalem, Oregon! Aboard his sturdy 21' Alumaweld boat, you'll be heading out to the Nehalem River in search of the mighty Salmon and Steelhead. These iconic fish are known for their acrobatic leaps and fierce fighting spirit, making them a prized catch for any angler. As you cast your line, keep an eye out for bald eagles, ospreys, and other wildlife that call these waters home. After a day of excitement on the water, kick back and relax as you enjoy the stunning scenery and the gorgeous sunset over the river. Book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Wheeler

Nehalem Oregon Salmon

100% (3)
20 ft 1 - 16 People From $775
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
trip description for Tillamook Salmon and Steelhead in Garibaldi

Join Captain Caleb on a thrilling fishing adventure in Tillamook, Oregon! Aboard his sturdy 21' Alumaweld boat, you'll be heading out to the Wilson River in search of the mighty Salmon and Steelhead. These iconic fish are known for their acrobatic leaps and fierce fighting spirit, making them a prized catch for any angler. As you cast your line, keep an eye out for bald eagles, ospreys, and other wildlife that call these waters home. After a day of excitement on the water, kick back and relax as you enjoy the stunning scenery and the gorgeous sunset over the river. Book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Tillamook Salmon And Steelhead

100% (3)
20 ft 1 - 16 People From $775
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
trip description for Combo Tillamook Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, and Crab in Garibaldi

This combination crabbing and Salmon-fishing trip in Garibaldi,Oregon is a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest! You'll be in capable hands with Captain Rod, an experienced and knowledgeable guide who has been crabbing and fishing in the waters of Oregon for many years. On the trip, you'll board Captain Rod's 28' Alumaweld boat and head out onto the mouth of the Columbia River. The captain will take you to the best crabbing spots in the area to lay some pots, then you'll get out deeper for some fishing before returning to check your crab traps. The captain will give you instructions on how to set the pots and how to properly measure and check the crabs, so even if you're a beginner you'll be able to participate and have fun. While you're fishing, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery, with the rugged Oregon coast on one side and the vast Pacific Ocean on the other. You might even see some wildlife, such as seals, sea lions, or seabirds. At the end of the day, the captain will help you sort and clean your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy a fresh, delicious meal. This is a great way to do it all in the PNW, so get out there! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Combo Tillamook Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, And Crab

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
Fishing in Garibaldi
trip description for Salmon Fishing and Crabbing in Garibaldi

We'll throw out the crab pots on your way out! And fish Tillamook Bay and/or ocean (depending on weather conditions) for your limit of Salmon. When you're done fishing, we'll pull the pots on the way back to the dock. Hopefully send you home with your limit! New to salmon fishing? Your guide, with 40+ years of experience fishing these waters, will help you with everything. All equipment provided. Bring food, beverages and rain gear. Dress in layers, it's always colder on the water. Secure fishing license on MYODFW cell phone app. Private (tented) toilet facility available upon request. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Wheeler

Salmon Fishing And Crabbing

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $500

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Wheeler

What are the best fishing charters in Wheeler?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Wheeler with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 11 trip in Wheeler: Nehalem Oregon Salmon guided by Caleb.

Our guides in Wheeler are rated a 4.92 out of 5 based on 3246 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Wheeler? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Wheeler.

What types of fishing charters are common in Wheeler?

Inshore fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Wheeler as well as nearshore fishing, river fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Wheeler are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. coho salmon, 3. crab, 4. steelhead, and 5. halibut.

The most common fishing techniques in Wheeler are trolling, light tackle fishing, and jigging but artificial lure fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Wheeler fishing charters cost?

Prices in Wheeler can range anywhere from about $490 to $1,600, but the average price for a half day trip in Wheeler is $625. The average price for a full day trip in Wheeler is $1,158.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Wheeler?

The most popular season for fishing in Wheeler is fall, and most anglers book their trips 17 days in advance.

Do I need a Wheeler fishing license and what are the bag limits in Wheeler?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Wheeler, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Wheeler. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Wheeler.

What is fishing in Wheeler?

Fishing in Wheeler, Oregon, offers anglers a tranquil and scenic experience along the breathtaking coastline of the Pacific Northwest. Situated at the confluence of the Nehalem River and Nehalem Bay, Wheeler provides anglers with a diverse range of fishing opportunities. The Nehalem River is known for its abundance of salmon and steelhead, drawing anglers from far and wide to its pristine waters. Whether casting from the riverbanks, drifting along in a boat, or fly fishing in its currents, anglers can enjoy exciting angling experiences amidst the natural beauty of the Nehalem River.

Nehalem Bay is another popular fishing destination in Wheeler, offering anglers the chance to catch a variety of saltwater and freshwater species. Anglers can target species such as salmon, steelhead, trout, and a variety of bottomfish while enjoying panoramic views of the bay and surrounding coastline. Whether fishing from the shoreline, wading in the bay's shallow waters, or chartering a boat for deep-sea fishing, anglers in Wheeler can enjoy productive fishing sessions while taking in the serene beauty of Nehalem Bay.

For those seeking a more secluded fishing experience, Wheeler also offers opportunities to fish in nearby rivers, streams, and estuaries. Places like the Miami River and Salmonberry River provide anglers with access to pristine fishing grounds for species such as salmon, steelhead, and trout. Whether casting from the banks, wading in the cool waters, or fly fishing in the river's currents, anglers in Wheeler can enjoy a peaceful and immersive angling experience while pursuing their favorite catches amidst the natural splendor of the Nehalem River watershed.

What are the most popular months to fish in Wheeler?

Fishing seasons in Wheeler, Oregon, follow the natural rhythms dictated by the changing seasons and the behavior of the area's freshwater and saltwater species. Spring marks the beginning of the fishing season, as warmer temperatures trigger the annual upstream migration of salmon and steelhead in the Nehalem River and Nehalem Bay. Anglers eagerly await the arrival of Chinook and coho salmon, as well as steelhead trout, offering exciting opportunities for both shore fishing and boat angling. Springtime fishing in Wheeler provides anglers with the chance to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Oregon coastline while pursuing prized catches amidst the lush greenery of the Nehalem River watershed.

Summer brings peak fishing season to Wheeler, as warmer waters draw fish closer to the surface and trigger feeding behaviors in a variety of species. Anglers can target salmon, steelhead, and a variety of saltwater and freshwater species in Nehalem Bay and its tributaries. Whether casting from the shoreline, wading in the bay's shallow waters, or chartering a boat for deep-sea fishing, anglers can enjoy productive fishing sessions while taking in the serene beauty of Nehalem Bay and the surrounding coastline. With longer days and milder weather, summer is an ideal time for anglers to spend extended hours on the water, exploring different fishing environments and techniques while pursuing their favorite catches.

As autumn approaches, fishing in Wheeler enters a transitional period, with cooler temperatures signaling changes in fish behavior and habitat preferences. While some species begin to migrate to deeper waters in preparation for winter, others become more active as they feed voraciously in anticipation of the colder months ahead. Anglers can target species such as salmon, steelhead, and trout in the Nehalem River and its tributaries, as well as enjoy the annual fall run of salmon and steelhead in Nehalem Bay. With each season offering its own unique fishing opportunities, Wheeler provides anglers with year-round excitement and adventure amidst the natural beauty of the Oregon coastline.

What types of fishing are popular in Wheeler?

In Wheeler, Oregon, anglers have the opportunity to engage in various types of fishing, each offering its own unique experiences and challenges. One popular method is freshwater river fishing, particularly along the Nehalem River. Anglers can target species such as salmon, steelhead trout, and a variety of warmwater species using techniques such as drift fishing, casting, and fly fishing. The Nehalem River provides anglers with access to dynamic water conditions and diverse habitats, making it an exciting and rewarding experience for anglers of all skill levels.

Saltwater fishing is another favored approach in Wheeler, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of species in Nehalem Bay and the surrounding coastline. Anglers can target species such as salmon, steelhead, trout, and a variety of bottomfish while enjoying panoramic views of the bay and ocean. Whether fishing from the shoreline, wading in the bay's shallow waters, or chartering a boat for deep-sea fishing, anglers in Wheeler can enjoy productive fishing sessions while taking in the serene beauty of Nehalem Bay and the Oregon coastline.

For those seeking a more adventurous angling experience, Wheeler also offers opportunities for estuary fishing in nearby rivers and streams. Places like the Miami River and Salmonberry River provide anglers with access to pristine fishing grounds for species such as salmon, steelhead, and trout. Whether casting from the banks, wading in the cool waters, or fly fishing in the river's currents, anglers in Wheeler can enjoy a peaceful and immersive angling experience while pursuing their favorite catches amidst the natural splendor of the Nehalem River watershed.

What species are popular in Wheeler?

In Wheeler, Oregon, anglers have the opportunity to target a diverse array of freshwater and saltwater species, making it an ideal destination for fishing enthusiasts. One of the most sought-after catches in the region is salmon, with both Chinook and coho salmon returning to the Nehalem River and Nehalem Bay each year to spawn. Anglers can target these prized fish using a variety of techniques such as drift fishing, trolling, and casting. Salmon provide anglers with thrilling battles and delicious rewards, making them a favorite among local anglers and visitors alike.

Steelhead trout are another prized species to catch in Wheeler's rivers and streams, known for their acrobatic leaps and tenacious fight. These prized fish migrate upstream from the Pacific Ocean to spawn in the tributaries of the Nehalem River, offering anglers exciting angling opportunities amidst the scenic beauty of the Oregon coastline. Whether casting from the shore, wading in the river's currents, or drifting along in a boat, anglers can target steelhead using a variety of bait and tackle, making them a challenging and rewarding catch for anglers of all skill levels.

In addition to salmon and steelhead, Wheeler offers opportunities to catch a variety of other freshwater and saltwater species in its rivers, streams, and bays. Species such as trout, bass, crappie, and panfish can be found in places like Nehalem Bay and nearby estuaries, providing anglers with diverse angling experiences in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Whether casting from the shoreline, trolling the open waters, or fly fishing in the rivers and streams, anglers in Wheeler can enjoy a variety of fishing opportunities while pursuing their favorite catches amidst the natural beauty of the region.

What are the best places to fish in Wheeler?

Wheeler, Oregon, boasts several prime fishing spots that cater to both freshwater and saltwater anglers, offering a diverse range of species and scenic surroundings. The Nehalem River is one of the top destinations for freshwater fishing in Wheeler, known for its abundance of salmon, steelhead trout, and warmwater species. Anglers can access the river from various points along its banks or by boat, enjoying productive fishing sessions amidst the serene beauty of the surrounding forests and hills.

Nehalem Bay is another popular fishing destination in Wheeler, offering anglers the chance to catch a variety of saltwater and freshwater species. Anglers can target salmon, steelhead, trout, and a range of bottomfish while taking in panoramic views of the bay and coastline. Whether fishing from the shoreline, wading in the bay's shallow waters, or chartering a boat for deep-sea fishing, anglers in Wheeler can enjoy productive fishing sessions while soaking in the tranquil atmosphere of Nehalem Bay.

For those seeking a more secluded fishing experience, Wheeler also offers opportunities to fish in nearby rivers, streams, and estuaries. Places like the Miami River and Salmonberry River provide anglers with access to pristine fishing grounds for species such as salmon, steelhead, and trout. Whether casting from the banks, wading in the cool waters, or fly fishing in the river's currents, anglers in Wheeler can find their own slice of fishing paradise amidst the natural splendor of the Nehalem River watershed.

Other things to do in Wheeler

Aside from fishing, Wheeler, Oregon, offers visitors a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy, ensuring a memorable experience in this charming coastal town. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the stunning natural beauty of the area by hiking or biking along scenic trails that wind through lush forests and along the picturesque coastline. The Nehalem Bay State Park is a popular destination for hiking, picnicking, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting, offering visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the region's diverse ecosystems and stunning landscapes.

History buffs will delight in exploring Wheeler's rich cultural heritage through visits to local museums and historic sites. The Garibaldi Museum showcases exhibits on the area's maritime history, including displays on boat building, commercial fishing, and the local fishing industry. Additionally, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum offers insights into the region's pioneer history, Native American culture, and early settlement, providing visitors with a fascinating glimpse into Wheeler's past.

For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, Wheeler offers opportunities for scenic drives along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, where visitors can take in breathtaking views of the rugged coastline, pristine beaches, and majestic sea stacks. The nearby town of Cannon Beach is also worth a visit, with its quaint shops, art galleries, and restaurants offering a charming coastal experience. Whether exploring the great outdoors, delving into the region's history, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the Oregon coast, Wheeler provides something for everyone to enjoy beyond the fishing waters.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Craig was the best guide we experienced. He was friendly, experienced and efficient. He knew the crab grounds and we wasted no time- please call him for a great time- My birthday was spent catching Dungenese crabs! Ben & Pam

    Benjamin M. with Craig I. of Garibaldi, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    Izzy was the best guide ever, friendly, informative and experienced. We will definitely be back to Garibaldi to crab with him again!!!!

    Benjamin M. with Craig I. of Garibaldi, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    “Outstanding fishing experience! Captian Craig was knowledgeable and friendly. Top-notch equipment, clean boat, and plenty of crab caught. Perfect for all skill levels. Breathtaking scenery and passionate captain. Highly recommend for an unforgettable adventure. Five stars!”

    Ashton T. with Craig I. of Garibaldi, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely fantastic experience! The crabbing trip was everything we hoped for and more. The captain was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, making the excursion not only successful but also enjoyable. We caught plenty of crabs, and the scenery was breathtaking. Highly recommend this trip for anyone looking for a memorable adventure on the water

    Ashton T. with Craig I. of Garibaldi, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    Had the greatest time aboard with Craig. Highly recommend booking with Craig as he is knowledgeable about the area and harvesting shellfish/seafood. He is so easy to chat with and has a great sense of humor. He keeps the tour exciting throughout and our group will definitely be back to get out on the water with Craig. -Jackie from HI

    Ashton T. with Craig I. of Garibaldi, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    We had the best time with Captain Craig! Highly recommend⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Ashton T. with Craig I. of Garibaldi, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Craig did a great job! Our first goal was fun, and my 4-year-old grandson had that. On top of that we caught a mess of crab! So fun! Thanks for the memories. We'll be back for some salmon and bottom fish memories!

    William B. with Craig I. of Garibaldi, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome crabbing trip with Captain Wade. We limited out on crab catching 60 LARGE crab in Tillamook Bay. Captain Wade was knowledgeable, friendly, and found us the best crab in the Tillamook bay. He also took us to a place where they cook the crab and then he helped us clean them. Highly recommend Captain Wade. You'll have a great trip!

    Craig U. with Wade G. of Tillamook, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Craig was amazing and so patient with us! We can’t wait to book another trip!!

    Jocelyn B. with Craig I. of Garibaldi, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    We had the best boating experience and crabbing experience that I believe a person could have. The weather was horrible and the catch the day before was minimal. But Craig our crab guide took us right to the exact spot where the crab we're waiting and boy did they fill the pots. It was my wife's first time out and she was not really ecstatic the way the morning started but she had a giant smile on her face at the end. Thanks again Izzy. See you this spring.

    David H. with Craig I. of Garibaldi, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    Had an awesome time with caleb, would highly recommend.

    Danial G. with Caleb R. of Wheeler, Oregon

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