Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Sandy Running Off-color, Wild Coho Plentiful Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas is in ideal shape for coho fishing but all the hatchery fish are already in the system are returning to the hatchery facility, largely out of reach for anglers seeking a consumptive opportunity. Of course Eagle Creek remains open for fishing, but…

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North Coast Fishing Report

Chinook Action is Slow, Wild Coho Still Showing North Coast Fishing Report – Chinook anglers in Tillamook Bay continue to struggle for results this month. Guides are going all day biteless, in hopes that later running Wilson and Kilchis fish will show in the catches. With little exception, that hasn’t happened yet and the outlook…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Willamette River Fishing Report – Coho continue to pour over Willamette Falls in what is continuing to be a surprise return of adults to the region this year. Over 10,000 adults have now passed over the falls. Even more of a nice surprise is the number of jacks that have ascended the falls. Nearly 3,000…

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Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

Century Drive Rivers and Lakes Producing the Fall Bite Hello all!  The bite is still on on Century Drive lakes and up in Newberry Crater….but how long will it last? Rivers throughout the area are fishing well and I expect them to continue doing so for quite a while.  I fished the Metolius and Middle Deschutes…

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Southwest Washington Fisheries Update and Forecast

Columbia still fishing well, B-run coho make strong showing Vancouver Metro Area The mainstem Columbia is still producing salmon, although catches in the lower river have slowed. Fishing is still fair to good up by Bonneville Dam. B-run coho are now entering the tributaries in strong numbers, making late October and November a good time…

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho Are Mostly Through The Mainstem, Bonneville Chinook Are Deteriorating Columbia River Fishing Report – With the series of weather systems the district has endured in recent weeks, coho are not sticking around in the estuary for trollers to take advantage of any longer. B-run coho are largely back to their parental river systems (largely…

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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…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

Deschutes Still An Option; Crooked River Is Holding Strong Hello everyone! This week I spent more time on the Columbia trolling for salmon, (it has slowed down as you might have guessed, but there are still opportunities – we still managed to hook up with around 10 fish in three trips) then we went east…

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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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