Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho Pouring Over Willamette Falls, Upper Basin Show Promise Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette Falls fish passage report is encouraging. October counts once the fish ladders opened back up have been phenomenal. This year’s count has likely already surpassed last year’s and we still have a few weeks of productive passage to go.…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Coastal Fall Chinook Enter Rivers, Bay Fishing Remains Challenging North Coast Fishing Report – It’s peak season on the north coast and it seems that our coastal fall Chinook are taking advantage of the most recent rain freshet, passing up our bay offerings and headed to their natal river systems to take advantage of access…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Coho Running in the Sandy and Clack, Anglers in Hot Pursuit Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas is in ideal shape right now, after a nice mid-October rain freshet has drawn interested coho into Eagle Creek, where they now await their fate at the federal fish hatchery. The river has just now come down…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update

Columbia Chinook Finally Slowing, Coastal Systems Primed Willamette Valley/Metro – Chinook fishing is starting to slow on the mainstem Columbia. Dark Chinook are still an option in the Bonneville reach, but fresh-run salmon action will start to decline dramatically this week. That said, it is still an option, but anglers should be selective as to…

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Last Option For Coho, Chinook Still Falling At Bonneville Columbia River Fishing Report – For all intents and purposes, fishing is winding down on the Columbia River. The creel census however tells the story of some very good fishing still happening in the Columbia River Gorge. Coho fishing has slowed, especially since recent rains have…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Fall Chinook Hit-Or-Miss On Tillamook, Other Rivers Peaking North Coast Fishing Report – Most anglers continue to look to Tillamook Bay to provide October opportunity. That said, the Tillamook Bay fall Chinook fishery is holding up, but far from a crowd pleaser. On average, guides are taking 1 – 2 Chinook per day, with some…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update

Astoria Coho Still Viable, Coastal Fall Chinook Are Available Willamette Valley/Metro – Metro anglers are starting to see a slight slow-down in Chinook opportunity locally. Chinook counts at Bonneville remain good and anglers fishing in the Bonneville to Multnomah Falls reach are still finding fresh fish although not with the same levels of success witnessed…

Willamette River Fishing Report

The Gates Are Open; Coho Passing Willamette Falls Willamette River Fishing Report – The engineering team at Willamette Falls shared some good news in an updated release that came in yesterday: UPDATE OCT. 7, 2020: WILLAMETTE FALLS FISHWAY BACK IN ACTION AFTER REPAIRS The Willamette Falls fishway, including fish ladders, reopened yesterday. Fish are again…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho Fishing Slowing, Chinook Still An Option From Bonneville Upstream Columbia River Fishing Report – Although we’re still in peak season for “B” run coho on the lower Columbia, catches have slowed from the previous week. Pro guide Jeff Keightley (503-468-2126) reported a slight slow down in the bite. Jeff stated that the previous week,…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Tillamook Chinook Spotty, Other Systems Entering Peak Season, Wild Coho-A-Plenty North Coast Fishing Report – Chinook fishermen on the north coast are entering peak season for our fall run fish. Although fair to good numbers of fish are available in every system, they are not all producing equally good results. Starting with Tillamook Bay, anglers…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update

Columbia Chinook Bag Limit Doubles, Coastal Fall Chinook Fishing is Challenging Willamette Valley/Metro – Anglers got more good news, allowing them to retain up to two Chinook in the Columbia River mainstem. Anglers saw great action in the gorge on Wednesday, before the gillnets went in that night. Bonneville numbers are tapering, but action should…

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Metro Rivers Have Returning Coho, Clackamas Inundated with Wild Fish Clackamas River Fishing Report – Reports from the Clackamas are sure encouraging for the return of wild coho. PGE has their finger on the pulse of the river and projects a much larger return of wild coho that managers had first anticipated. That speculation is…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Willamette River Coho are Gathering at the Falls Willamette River Fishing Report – Still not much happening on the Willamette as fish stage at the base of Willamette Falls, in anticipation of passing the fall impediment under low water conditions. There remains some effort at Meldrum Bar and at the mouth of the Clackamas, but…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Chinook bag limit doubles, B-run coho entering the lower Columbia Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s the standard hit or miss fishery on the mainstem Columbia with Chinook trollers scoring BIG on Wednesday, but the commercial nets going in on Wednesday night, surely putting a damper on fishing for a few more days. We’re not…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Rivers Swell, Chinook on the Move. Hatchery Coho Available Too North Coast Fishing Report – We’re in peak season on the north Oregon Coast and fall Chinook are present in good numbers in nearly every north coast watershed. Rains this week swelled many of the north coast rivers, sending fair numbers of fresh Chinook to…

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