Chetco fair, conditions good
Pro guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing (www.wildriversfishing.com) says he's been averaging a couple of fish a day, with a few days with five or six fish mixed in.
The Chetco has been getting plenty of rain and conditions have been good. The river is crowded on weekends.
Side-drifting small roe cluster with pink or orange puff balls has worked best.
The Culvert Hole, Pepperwood and Pete's Place have all been hot spots.
Fishing should continue to be good into March since we've been getting lots of rain.
Dennis and Russ with a pair of nice Chetco River steelhead caught with guide Andy Martin of www.wildriversfishing.com
A pair of hatchery chromers.
About The Author: Captain Andy Martin
Company: Wild Rivers Fishing Oregon and Alaska
Area Reporting: Oregon, Alaska
Bio: Andy Martin is a well-known Oregon and Alaska fishing guide and charter boat captain. He targets trophy halibut in Alaska, as well as six-fish-per-person limits of silver salmon. In Oregon, he catches some of the biggest salmon in the Northwest, including trophy king salmon over 60 pounds. Oregon salmon and steelhead trips are done out of clean, heated jet boats and drift boats on the Rogue and Chetco rivers. Andy also is a prolific outdoor writer, regular contributing to Fish Alaska, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Saltwater Sportsman, Game & Fish, Oregon Hunter, California Sportsman, Northwest Sportsman and ESPN Outdoors.