I fished Nehalem on Monday and not much at all was happening up toward Wheeler and Nehalem. I saw one guide catch a jack, and I heard of one other jack caught by the fish checker. Doesn't mean it won't be good later this week. Good luck!
My dad fishes the Wheeler area just about every morning. He has landed 3 in 4 days and lost a couple of others. It has been a purely morning show for him. As he says, we need some rain to turn things on! Good Luck.
I'll be down at Nehalem State Park the weekend of the 20th. I've never fished it before. Can anybody give me some info on what kind of gear to use to fish for salmon. I'm also going to try some crabbing. I'll be in my small Wind River boat (12'Sorenson) so I'll be staying inside in easier water. All info will be deeply appreciated.
Closer to the jaws (where I don't think you'll be going) it's almost exclusively a bait (herring) show. The further up stream (above the park)it's mostly rainbow spinners or herring and above the North Fork bobbers and eggs are popular.
Spinners and herring are fished about the same. 48 inch leader with a 24 inch dropper. Spinners need about 3 oz of lead, herring about 6 oz.