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Brookings - Harbor Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 940
Brookings, OR 97415
(541) 469-3181
(800) 535-9469
Fax: (541) 469-4094
Email: chamber@wave.net
The Port of Brookings Harbor bustles at the mouth of the popular salmon fishing spot, the Chetco River, on the beautiful Siskiyou Coast in southern Oregon. Located just over the border from California and the Redwood National Forest, the Port of Brookings Harbor is the Gateway Port to Oregon. With Oregon's safest bar and temperate climate, the Port offers an ideal site for the serious deep-sea fisherman or the person who has never tried his hand at catching the big ones. On the Chetco River anglers can fish Steelhead, Chinook, or Cut throat trout or dip a crab trap in at the public fishing pier for Dungeness crab. {short description of image}
{short description of image} The Port has a boat ramp where one can launch for river or ocean fishing. Physically impaired can fish from the handicapped pier off the jetty. There is room for everyone! Center stage is a "Working Waterfront" where commercial fishing boats are docked readied for a day at sea. Fishermen are going about their business and answering the questions of visitors. The Port's new transient dock is available for large vessels and fishermen looking for a safe port on a stormy night. Canneries provide local fish products caught off the Siskiyou Coast.
If you prefer freshwater fishing, your best bet will be the nearby Chetco and Winchuck rivers. Both continue to receive rave reviews for their salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat trout populations. The Chetco originates within the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area along with the North Fork Smith River. The Elk and Sixes rivers roar through the Grassy Knob Wilderness Area about 60 miles to the north, and the mighty Rogue River and the scenic Illinois River merge in the Siskiyou National Forest some 30 miles north before spilling into the Pacific.

All six rivers offer plenty of thrills and spills for white-water fans while providing the numerous bends and trickling streams coveted by fly fishermen. The rivers also combine with the region's coastal rain forests and temperate climes to spawn a diverse population of birds and other wildlife that you'll be hard pressed to find in most any other part of the world.
Tidewinds Sportsfishing Charters, ..... (541) 469-0337

“TWO FISH A DAY” South Coast Salmon Season Sport fishermen can enjoy one of the best salmon seasons on the Southern Oregon Coast in recent years. The first half of the chinook salmon season ended with a bang. Over 300 salmon were landed on the last day, at the Port of Brookings Harbor. The limit will increase to “2 fish a day per person”. All salmon except coho are allowed and the 4 salmon in seven day limit remains.
Port of Brookings Harbor at (541) 469-2218.
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