Bob Straub State Park is a nice place to go to walk on the beach and explore the Nestucca sand spit. This park is located in Pacific City and provides beach access, parking, and restrooms. The Nestucca River is legendary for 50 pound chinook salmon. This park offers beach access, and opportunities for picnicking, fishing, wildlife watching, marine mammal watching, and bird watching. Washburne is located on the east side of Highway with a buffer of native plants between you and the highway.
If you want to get back to nature and hook some world-famous freshwater fish at the same time, then head down to Brookings, OR and join Captain Phil Desautels for an incredible angling adventure. Your safety is extremely important to Capt. Phil, and he provides life jackets for all ages. If you want to battle feisty Steelhead, join Capt.
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The action starts in the early fall when Chinook start making their way into the bay at Brookings, located just over five miles north of the California border. Before the fall rains begin in earnest, most anglers troll the bay in September and October as these big salmon start to stack up and await rains that will let them reach their spawning grounds upriver. Trolling anchovies is popular on South Coast estuaries. And big salmon they are.