Winchuck River

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The Winchuck River is a coastal stream that encompasses a drainage of approximately 45,624 acres, and flows into the Pacific Ocean about 1/2 mile north of the Oregon/California border, approximately 5 miles south of Brookings, Oregon. Some of the watershed is found in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, and the South Fork is largely located in California.

Wild, Native Fish

The Winchuck River is home to Coho and Fall Chinook salmon, Winter Steelhead and Coastal Cutthroat trout. Of these populations, Coho salmon are listed as Threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, and Fall Chinook salmon are proposed as Threatened, and are a species of concern in which they often do not meet their escapement goal at 300 fish.

Winchuck River Updates

Rogue South Coast Management Plan: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Over the past two years, Native Fish Society has been neck-deep in the creation of the Rogue South Coast Multi-Species Conservation Management Plan (RSP) advocating for science based fisheries...

Let's stay vigilant for wild fish

On Friday December 17th 2021, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission voted 5-2 to continue the harvest of wild Winter Steelhead as part of their adoption of the Rogue South Coast...

Wild Steelhead Release - One Last Dance

This month, the wild fish groundswell showed up in a big way. On October 15th, close to 50 people testified before the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission asking for Catch and Release...

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