Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Springers Still Biting in the Harbor, Sturgeon, Shad on the Outs Willamette River Fishing Report – Reports of a steady spring Chinook bite are still coming for most mornings at the head of the Multnomah Channel. It’s been a surprising win streak for this gentlemen’s fishery and although it won’t last long, we should get…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Ocean Coho Best Out of Newport & Depoe Bay, Halibut Fishing Disappointing North Coast Fishing Report – This time of year, most north coast anglers looks to the ocean to satisfy their fishing fetish, and for good reason. With low, clear conditions on most north coast rivers, a less-than-stellar return of spring Chinook and summer…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Report and Forecast

Clackamas Closing to Spring Chinook, Sandy the Obvious Favorite Clackamas River Fishing Report – It’s pretty simple at this point; spring Chinook fishing is closed, the hatchery may not make hatchery broodstock needs. Summer steelhead numbers are depressed, and that won’t change in the near future. The Guide’s Forecast – Avoid this river system like…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update

Summer Chinook Extension, Ocean Coho Crazy Good! Willamette Valley/Metro – The fishery that just wouldn’t quit. Willamette River spring Chinook anglers are still catching springers (and a stray Columbia River summer run once in a while) at the head of the Multnomah Channel. Cooler than usual water temperatures has kept the bite going, but it’s…

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Ocean Coho Bite Impresses, Summer Chinook Doesn’t Ocean salmon fishing out of Astoria rules the roost his week. With a calm ocean and willing coho, happy anglers we’re returning to port with quick limits on Wednesday. The biters were well south of the red line. Trollers working depths between 100 and 140 foot were getting…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

John Day in High Gear, Crane Prairie Rainbows Succumb This weekend I was in Central Oregon and hit a few places and talked with some of the local guides and fly shops.  It was an amazing week with cool mornings and really moderate temps in the 70’s.  Perfect fishing weather (and the wind finally subsided). …

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports

Deschutes River Gives Up Trout; Steelhead Soon to Arrive Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – From our friend Tim Moran: Hello TGF readers,  You’re getting this report as I’m finishing up a hectic week and trying to get everything ready for 4 days of fishing the lakes and rivers in Central Oregon.  We are…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Columbia Opens for Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead Remain Closed Columbia River Fishing Report – In an unexpected turn of events, fishery managers opened up summer Chinook fishing, after the Technical Advisory Committee met on Monday and upgraded the summer Chinook run to around 65,000 fish, from a 38,000 fish pre-season prediction. Returns have surprised many…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Report and Forecast

Clackamas Closing to Spring Chinook, Sandy the Obvious Favorite Clackamas River Fishing Report – As much as I hate seeing disappearing opportunity, it’s been flat out depressing reporting on the Clackamas River. Home to my first-ever spring Chinook, the Clackamas at River Mill Dam is a dead river. So dead that the ODF&W has decided…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Although Springers are Fading, the Bite is Not Willamette River Fishing Report – Cooler than normal temperatures on the Willamette have kept late-running spring Chinook biting and anglers interested in the largely Portland Harbor troll fishery. You’ve heard us say it more than once, it’s an early morning show and anglers should have another few…

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North Oregon Coast Fishing Report

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook season is on the ropes for Tillamook Bay. With the exception of a mid-May flurry, it never really got off the ropes. Trollers took advantage of the last soft tide series this week, targeting spring Chinook along the north jetty, on the inside of Tillamook Bay. Guides and…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

The Sturgeon Opener Underwhelmed; Springers Are Still An Option Willamette River Fishing Report – Not many would have expected the spring Chinook opportunity to overshadow the first catch and keep sturgeon fishery on the Willamette this week, but sturgeon anglers came away quite disappointed from the Saturday opener. Reports from anglers were pretty consistent; poor…

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