Wilson River

The Wilson Rriver in Oregon is a coastal stream in the Tillamook Bay area and is very popular destination for Salmon fishing. Fall Chinook is the most sought after fish here and drifting the Wilson river brings anglers from all over the country to test their fishing skills.

  • Wilson River (Oregon) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    The Wilson River is a river, approximately 20 mi (32 km) long, in the coast of northwest Oregon in the United States. It drains a mountains timber-producing area of the Coastal Range west of Portland.

  • It rises in several forks in the Tillamook State Forest in the mountains of northeastern Tillamook County. The North Fork (approximately 10 mi/16 km long) rises in northern Tillamook County and flows south. The South Fork rises in eastern Tillamook County and flows west, receiving the Devils Lake Fork and joining the North Fork near Lee's Camp. The combined river flows southwest to Tillamook, entering the southeast end of Tillamook Bay approximately 3 mi (5 km) northwest of Tillamook. The mouth of the river is approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) north of the mouth of the nearby Trask River.

  • The river provided an early wagon road from the Tualatin Valley to Tillamook. Oregon State Highway 6 now follows the valley of the river, providing a convenient route from Portland to the Oregon Coast.

  • The Wilson river is noted for its runs of steelhead salmon.

Wilson River Fall Chinook Fishing

Wilson river fall chinook fishing

Wilson River Fall Chinook are often huge and very strong fighting fish. Good Wilson River fishing guides make sure you catch fish like this every trip. Check out the local guides listed on this website and book a trip trip today.

Wilson River Links, Fishing Guides Fishing Reports And Information

"How To Catch Salmon On The Wilson River"

Fishing Guides & Charters

Salmon

  • Salmon

  • Chinook Salmon

  • King Salmon

  • Coho Salmon

  • Silvers

  • Springers, Spring Chinook

  • Upriver brights

  • Pinkies

  • Humpies

  • Dog Salmon

  • Kokanee

Steelhead & Sturgeon

  • Steelhead
  • Winterrun Steelhead
  • Summerrun Steelhead
  • Sturgeon
  • Keeper Sturgeon
  • Trophy Sturgeon
  • Giant Sturgeon
  • White Sturgeon
  • Green Sturgeon

Boats & Marine Supplies

  • jet sleds
  • drift boats
  • bass boats
  • Boston Whalers
  • Alumaweld

The Wilson river rises in several forks in the Tillamook State Forest in the mountains of northeastern Tillamook County. The North Fork (approximately 10 mi/16 km long) rises in northern Tillamook County and flows south. The South Fork rises in eastern Tillamook County and flows west, receiving the Devils Lake Fork and joining the North Fork near Lee's Camp.

Northwest Vacation Destinations

  • Oregon

  • Astoria

  • Ilwaco

  • Westport

  • Portland, Oregon

  • Tillamook Bay

  • Lincoln City

  • Oregon coast

  • Washington coast

  • Northwest

Wilson River Tip: Fall Chinook Salmon fishing in on the Wilson river can provide anglers some of the best fishing of the year. The Wilson will fish best between 4- and 6-feet. Thanks to Jack Edwards for sending this tip. Email us with a tip about the Wilson River and we will post it here.

Northwest Fisheries

  • Pacific Ocean
  • Puget Sound
  • Olympic Peninsula
  • Buoy 10 Salmon
    Coho Salmon limits are very common during the peak run and this is a very popular NW fishery. Find local fishing guides and places to stay or even rent a car while you spend your vacation here.
  • Tillamook Bay Fall Chinook
  • coastal streams
Popular drifts on the Wilson River:
Mills Bridge to Sollie Smith is the most popular for drift boaters.
Donaldson's to Sollie Smith.
Mills Bridge to Donaldson's.
Siskeyville to Mills Bridge.

Top Wilson River Fishing Guides:

Pat Abel Guide Service 

Streamside Guide Service

 fall Chinook, Spring Chinook, upriver brights, Tillamook Bay fall chinook, Buoy 10 Salmon

Rules & Regulations

Marv's Guide Service

Marv's Guide Service Marv's Guide Service - Oregon fishing Guide . I fish for Salmon, Steelhead , Sturgeon. Tillamook Bay, Buoy 10, Rivers: Columbia, Willamette, Wilson, Trask, Kilchis, Nestucca, Clackamas, & Siletz . We fish from a 23' Alumaweld Jet Sled & a 17' Drift Boat.

Latest Fishing Information

  • fishing reports posted by guides and fisherman for Ore, Wash, & Idaho
  • tide tables
  • river and stream flows
  • river levels
  • fishing forum on ifish.net is the best fishing forum you will find anywhere.
John Krauthoefer, owner of Firefighter's Guide Service, is widely recognized as one of the North Oregon Coast's top fishing guides. With more than 35 years focused experience, Johns knowledge and expertise in some of the region's most celebrated fisheries has no equal. Tillamook Bay fall and spring Chinook, Nehalem Bay fall Chinook, Nestucca River Steelhead, North Fork Nehalem Steelhead (by Custom White Water Raft), Ocean Chinook, Silver Salmon and Halibut, Buoy 10 and Columbia River Salmon are all fisheries John has mastered. These are places were fall Chinook in excess of 60 pounds are caught, trophy Steelhead are found and spring Chinook jump on spinners and herring with reckless abandon. With John you'll be fishing premium gear in the comfort of his custom-built 26' Willie Raptor. Everything is provided except your license, rain gear and lunch. Firefighter's Guide Service is the difference between "Acceptable and Exceptional". Contact John by calling 503-812-1414 or www.oregoncoastfishingguide.com
The combined river flows southwest to Tillamook, entering the southeast end of Tillamook Bay approximately 3 mi (5 km) northwest of Tillamook. The mouth of the Wilson river is approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) north of the mouth of the nearby Trask River.

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     Terry Seamster is "the Salmon Master" and he fishes the Columbia River and all of Oregon's most popular waters from Buoy 10 & Astoria all the way to Portland and the Willamette River. Then to the Oregon coastal rivers in the Tillamook Bay area, the Nehalem Bay & the Wilson & Trask rivers. Then through Southern Oregon on the world famous Umpqua River and Winchester Bay. GOOD SEATS FILL FAST so call early. 503-484-8900

     Daniel St. Laurent Salmon and Steelhead fishing guide. I fish the Columbia River, Tillamook Bay and all coastal rivers & bays nearby including Nehalem, the Wilson & Trask Rivers for Salmon & Steelhead and the popular Buoy 10 Salmon fishery. I also fish for Spring Salmon at Wind River and Drano Lake and the Willamette River. I'll give you tips and information to help you fish all those areas because I've been fishing them all my life and it's my passion. I live to get up every morning and fish and nothing is more fun to me than making sure my friends and clients are "on the fish" and in the right zone using the very best baits and lures. Please visit my website and contact me to book a trip. My promise to you is that you'll be glad you did  - 
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RV Parks & Campgrounds in the Wilson river area.

Kilchis River Park (County)
End of Kilchis River Road
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-6694 or 503-322-3522
Code: T-33, Pets

Pacific Campground & RV Park
1950 Suppress Road North
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-5201
Code: F-31, P-5, T-15, S, TV, Pets (no pit bulls)
Area: Near Tillamook Cheese Factory

Pleasant Valley RV Park
11880 Hwy 101 South
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-4779
Code: F-50, P-27, T-10, Cabins-2, D, S, TV, Pets, L
Area: Off Highway 101 7 miles south of Tillamook

Tillamook Airport RV Park
5000 Highway 101 South
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-2413
Code: T-58, Pets
Area: Visual Aircraft Landings
Trask Park (County)
12 miles up Trask River Road
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-4559
Code: T-55, D, Pets
Area: On Trask River

Trask River Mobile Home & RV Park
3370 Gienger Road #39
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-6142
Code: F-10, P-4, S, TV (Cable available), Pets (small), L
Area: On Trask River

Wilson River RV Park
11300 Wilson River Hwy
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-2750
Code: F-59, P-10, T-1, D (not for public use), S, TV, Pets, L
Area: On Wilson River

All info for RV Parks & Campgrounds is subject to change and posted for general info onle. Please contact campground hosts for specific information.

Wilson River Fishing Guides & Charters offer fishing guide services on lower Columbia River from Buoy 10 to Bonneville Dam, The Willamette River and Tillamook Bay just to name a few.  We fish for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Shad. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, joyful experience, with memories to last a life time. We use quality gear and we are fully insured. The fishing guides who fish the Wilson River offer fishing trips on the lower Columbia River, and Nehalem bay for sturgeon and king salmon. Fish from a state of the art 25 ft. Alumaweld boat. Quality gear provided.

Wilson River (Oregon)
The Wilson River is a river, approximately 20 mi (32 km) long, in the coast of northwest Oregon in the United States. It drains a mountains timber-producing area of the Coastal Range west of Portland.
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