Celebrating 36 years of enhancing salmon and steelhead fisheries along the north Oregon coast the 2020 Rendezvous will be held on October 28th, 29th and 30th and is sure to be one to remember!
The event kicks off Wednesday evening with our traditional Spaghetti dinner, guide introduction, and drawing for Thursday's guides. Based on water and weather conditions your guide will decide where you will be fishing. Options include some of the most productive water on the north Oregon coast including Tillamook Bay, Nehalem Bay, Wilson River, Kilchis River, Nestucca River and the world famous Trask River.
Thursday night starts off with a fabulous seafood dinner that traditionally includes plenty of fresh Dungeness crab. Expect a fish story or two after dinner and a highlight of our fund raising live and silent auctions. We cap the evening off with the drawing for Friday's guides.
Dinner starts early on Friday so folks can get home at a decent hour and is followed by a quick, but fitting awards ceremony. Trophies are awarded for First, Second and Third place teams. We also honor the biggest fish and our top guide. Its a lot of fun you won't want to miss.
Few places in the world offer the variety and quality of salmon fishing found in the Tillamook area.
Depending on water and weather conditions, and where the fishing has been best, your guide will decide where you will fish. And, the great thing about Tillamook is the outstanding options available within a short drive.
Tillamook Bay is known world-wide as a producer of big bright Chinook. Its very possible that you will spend part of your day trolling herring in the famous "Ghost Hole" and spinners in the upper bay at the "Oyster House." Just a little further north Nehalem Bay can be a "sleeper" in the early Fall.
The Wilson, Trask, Nestucca, Nehalem and Kilchis Rivers are all excellent options and if conditions are right you could spend a day back-trolling big bait wrapped Kwikfish or back-bouncing fist-sized gobs of eggs. And, don't forget about tidewater. There are few things more exciting than watching a big bruiser Chinook pull your bobber down.
Because you will likely have a different guide on Thursday and Friday expect to fish using several techniques. Its a great opportunity to experience very different pieces of water and learn fish catching tricks from two North Coast salmon experts.