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The Alsea River

The Alsea River flows west-northwest in a winding course through the coastal range of southern Benton and Lincoln counties about 48-miles from Alsea to the Pacific Ocean near the city of Waldport. It begins at the convergence of the North Fork Alsea River and the South Fork Alsea River and ends in Alsea Bay.


The Alsea River supports runs of Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout. August through March one of these anadromous creatures is migrating through this waterway to their spawning grounds.

This smaller fishery requires precise techniques that offer a challenging fishing experience and thus more rewarding when you land one of its elusive inhabitants. This intimate river is great for conventional tackle or fly fishing and should be on any angler’s wish list.

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