North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 11th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Although it’s peak season, it’s ho-hum fishing for most north coast anglers. It’s what biologists expected and given the history in recent years, this is exactly what I had expected, challenging fishing after a fair September on many of these systems. Starting with Tillamook, fishing remains challenging with few guides…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 11th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Well, it’s peak season for “B-run” coho and like their earlier cousins, they’re a relatively no show. Of course there are some fish around as one guide reported catching 3 fish on Thursday (10/10) with 2 fish being of hatchery origin and 1 “wild” fish released. The tides are building…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast October 11th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Well, I finally checked another fishery off of my bucket list. The above Willamette Falls coho fishery didn’t necessarily impress me, but I could see its potential. I’ll go a bit more into my research in a bit. Myself and two friends headed out from the West Linn Boat Ramp…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 11th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 11th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Salmon are moving upstream, the mainstem remains closed, but on a good note, anglers will get another day of sturgeon fishing as outlined in THIS PRESS RELEASE this Saturday, October 12th from the Wauna Powerlines to Bonneville Dam. The Willamette coho fishery is slowing, I explored the above Willamette Falls fishery and…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for October 11th, 2019 – copy

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for October 11th, 2019 – copy

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From avid fisherman Tim Moran Tim is out this week working on a personal situation. From ODF&W Anglers have been catching decent numbers of steelhead on the lower Deschutes River from the mouth to Sherars Falls. Chinook and coho fishing continues to pick up on the lower Deschutes, with…

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports October 11th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas remains low and clear, but anglers are showing up in greater numbers, anticipating a fair return of coho in the coming weeks. Low water has kept fish from moving fast so fish are well distributed throughout the Clackamas, downstream of Eagle Creek. Eagle Creek itself is an option,…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 4th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Fishing on the north coast is going about as expected. Chinook are entering nearly all North Coast systems, just not in great numbers. This is really how it went last year as well. For the Tillamook system, early returning strains of Trask and Tillamook River fish enter the bay from…

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Columbia River Fishing Report October 4th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With coho the only show in town, and that show taking place from Buoy 10 to Tongue Point, there isn’t much to report on for the mighty Columbia. Let’s hope that changes in the coming years. So coho… Yea, it’s time for the “B-run” fish to show in the estuary…

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Willamette River Fishing Report October 4th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Well here’s some news you can’t get from the not-up-to-date Willamette Falls counts for coho. Counts according to fish passage statistics are around 1,800 fish, but this is from the ODF&W recreation report: Coho salmon crossings at Willamette Falls are steadily increasing, pushing up to 300 fish a day in…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Reports and Forecast October 4th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas also saw a nice rise in river levels last week with positive reports coming from Robert Campbell of Fishermen’s Marine and Outdoor in Oregon City. Robert reported that the coho of the Clackamas have been rather “bitey” this year. Although it appears that the run isn’t exactly going…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 4th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 4th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the mainstem Columbia now closed to Chinook, coho, steelhead and sturgeon, metro anglers are focusing their efforts on the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers, as well as headed west to the Oregon Coast in pursuit of fall Chinook. Anglers took another 114 keeper sturgeon from the last opener (9/26) where the keeper…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for October 4, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for October 4, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From avid fisherman Tim Moran Fall has arrived and with it, lot’s of good – bad – good weather! Crane Prairie – Fishing was good and bad and good. Last Thursday and Friday were great! We had a group fishing flies and another fishing small spoons, spinners and Rapalas…

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – After a fair surge of Chinook to north coast systems following last week’s rain event, it’s back to normal fishing success for the run expectation this season. All north coast systems are producing some success, it’s certainly sporadic, even during the time period most say is peaking. Starting with Tillamook…

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