Annual 100,000 Clipped (2022)

What a great day!

Last Saturday over 200 volunteers came to Rhoades Pond to help the Nestucca Anglers fin clip over 100,000 Fall Chinook smolts.

The smolts will continue to be fed by volunteers and released into the Nestucca basin toward the end of August.

Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors and contributors.

It makes a difference.


Ron Byrd
Nestucca Anglers  (President)

Save the date: 06-18-22

Annual Clipping Party (June 18th, 2022)

We have a number of donated items for this years event from various sponsors as well as local business to silent auction, raffle and give away at the BBQ lunch. (BYOC) Bring your own chair and join us in the festivities and fun.

It’s donations like these that do “Make A Difference” and allow this program to be successful year after year. Nestucca Anglers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax deductible.

All proceeds go towards:

  • Feeding & Rearing Fall Chinook Smolts.
  • Annual Site & Pond Maintenance
  • STEP Program Equipment & Enhancements
  • Stream Enhancement
  • Education

    If you are able to attend this years event every dollar counts. Here are some examples of the big ticket items that will be auctioned and/or raffled off to lucky winners. If you are unable to attend this year we ask that you visit our site for various ways you can help/donate.


    Help us feed the fish!

    Photo Items:
    Custom Rogue ProTroll Salmon Rod & Reel Echo Fly Rod & Reel
    Calcutta Renegade Coolers (55L & 11L) Cedar Bird House
    Youth Rods, Reels, Tackle
    Nestucca Angler Apparel

    Many gift certificates from local business, food, entertainment and more….

    We hope to see you there.

2022 Clipping Party

2022 Annual Clipping Party

Save the date, mark your calender !

Nestucca Anglers is a volunteer organization that invites everyone to help clip 100,000 Fall Chinook Smolt annually. Bring the family and enjoy a great day with us on the coast.

Stay tuned, more info to follow. We have lots of raffle and auction items that have been donated from sponsors. More to come……

Print 8.5×11 full size flyer HERE

Growing 2022

Don New (Director of Hatchery & Wild Coexist) stopped by to see Ron Byrd  (President of the Nestucca Anglers) Saturday morning.

Ron showed Don what the Volunteers do everyday.

Volunteers feed fish and maintain Rhoades Pond morning and evenings.

June 18th the fish will be clipped and mid August the fish will be released into the Nestucca Basin.

Thank you for your support Hatchery & Wild Coexist.

2022 Fall Chinook

April 4th the Nestucca Anglers transported our 2022 Fall Chinook to Rhoades Pond from Cedar Creek Hatchery. As you can see some of our youngest members pitched in and did most of the hard work.   

Stay posted on the web site and we will keep you updated on the progress of this years classic fish. Thank you for everyone’s support.

See full gallery HERE:

Nestucca Bay Cleanup

April 2nd, 2022

Great day on the water this weekend helping the Nestucca, Neskowin & Sand Lake Watershed Council clean up litter here on our Nestucca Bay. 

Love it when a plan comes together and thank you to all the volunteers as well as local businesses that participated!

Visit full gallery here:

Dale Buck (March 2022)

Dale Buck passed away March 15, 2022 and has been one of the pioneers of Rhoades Pond since the beginning in 1999.

Dale helped develop the non-profit group we all know today as the Nestucca Anglers.

Dale was a Board Member for twenty years and just recently stepped down due to health reasons.

Dale was involved in every aspect or our Board and the success of raising our Fall Chinook at Rhoades Pond.

Even though Dale was not a fisherman, he was very proud the Nestucca Anglers was producing a great angling opportunity and Rhoades Pond Fall Chinook are a huge contribution of that opportunity. 

Dale will be missed as a Husband, Father, Community Member of the Nestucca Basin and a Friend.


Ron Byrd
Nestucca Anglers  (President)

Standing Tall!

Thank you Oregon Corrections Enterprises, F&W Fence Co Inc, and Nestucca Anglers volunteers!

We are very pleased with how our new Rhoades Pond entrance sign turned out.

Standing tall for years to come……..


Hatchbox Lid Project 2022

Teaming up again with ODFW and Cedar Creek Hatchery. Nestucca Angler Volunteers took on and completed a Hatchery (Hatch Box) lid replacement project this past week. (85) new lids were built as a complete replacement for the hatchery house.

Note: See gallery page for more photos

Classroom Fun!

Cedar Creek Hatchery brought to Dana Hulburts Nestucca (3rd/4th grade) classroom an incubator exercise to familiarize young students with the life cycle of Salmon. We believe ODFW hatchery conservation programs are key in educating our students. 

Stream Enhancement, Education, Fishing Opportunity

Nestucca Anglers