Nesook River Estuary

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Estuaries, Pacific Northwest

Nesook River Estuary, Pacific Northwest
Nesook River Estuary, Photo By Bud Logan

The Nesook River Estuary is located in Nesook Bay in the Tlupana Inlet. The Nesook River empties into the Tlupana river and forms the estuary for both rivers, creating a great estuary with all kinds of wild life.

Many seabirds visit this estuary to nest and feed. You can see black bears during the salmon runs, and there are plenty of other animals here – both land and marine.

An estuary is a body of water formed where rivers & streams flows into the ocean, mixing with the seawater. Estuaries and the lands surrounding them, are nurseries for many types of sea life.

Nesook River Estuary, Pacific Northwest
Nesook River Estuary, Photo By Bud Logan

Although influenced by the tides, estuaries are protected from the weather that brings in winter storms, by the formation of delta islands, used by over 75% of all seagoing fish at some point in their lives.

The fishing in the Nesook/Tlupana River estuary is great! You can troll in the waters out in the bay, or fish from shore, in and above the mouth. The place where the Nesook joins the Tlupana is quite productive… There is an abundance of bird life here to capture on film, so don’t forget your camera when you visit!

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