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Thanksgiving – Oregon Coast Style

It’s going to be a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend on the Oregon Coast!

Rainbow Over Alsea Bay
Rainbow Over Alsea Bay

So…what’s your pleasure?  Camping overlooking a romantic beach?

Romantic Beach Gettaway - Tillicum
Romantic Beach Getaway – Tillicum Beach Campground

Or maybe camping near the dunes?  Sutton Campground is perfect – and Three Rivers Casino has a great Thanksgiving buffet!

Or  how about steelhead fishing on the Alsea River?  http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?TIDO3

The river level is dropping fast and it is clearing up.  It should be good for the holiday weekend.

Once the river level drops, the crabs will be back in the bay too.

Tillicum - Bull Kelp
Tillicum – Bull Kelp

The storms sure stirred up the bull kelp.  There was nothing on Tillicum Beach yesterday.

Bull Kelp Slaughter

But today mounds of it were all over the beach!

Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving

Have a great Thanksgiving!

And wherever the holiday takes you, be safe.

Blackberry Campground – Alsea River Steelhead

According to ODFW, 3 days ago:

Winter steelhead  fishing is fair to good in the upper basin as recent high water events have  pushed many fish up river. Look to fish the mid to lower river sections as the  river comes into fishing shape later in the week. A variety of tactics can be  productive such as bait and bobber, drifting jigs or pulling plugs. Casting  spoons and spinners is also productive near riffles.

High River Mark
High River Mark

Check out the high water mark on the other side of the river.  And, you can see how high the grass is on the tree in the foreground.  The Alsea River is clearing up nicely!

Blackberry Campground Boat Launch
Blackberry Campground Boat Launch

Camp in Blackberry Campground year round and drift the Alsea.

Open Year Round
Open Year Round