Willamette River Fishing Report May 3rd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report May 3rd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s peak season for spring Chinook on the Willamette and by the number of boats in pursuit, that should be obvious by now. Following a great run last week, catches have become more of what an angler expects for a run of 40,000 adults back to the river. With more…

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North Coast Fishing Report May 2nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report May 2nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – With steelhead season wrapped up, springers are on the mind of many coastal residents. The good news is, there are fish being caught, at least in the Trask River. Reliable reports of spring Chinook being caught at the hatchery are likely true. Although it’s been quite some time since a…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 3rd, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 3rd, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – With the heavy focus on the Willamette River, the Clackamas remains relatively void of effort for steelhead anglers. It’s still too early for spring Chinook. Steelheaders didn’t have a lot of competition and there remains fair numbers of wild winter steelhead and some summer steelhead as well. The upper reaches…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for May 3rd, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for May 3rd, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – from Tim Moran Crane Prairie –  Fishing was good last week on Chironomids in red and red/black and balanced leeches. I didn’t get a report from the bait brigade but powerbait or a worn floated off the bottom is always a good go to.  Trolling a worm and…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 3rd, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 3rd, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com Umpqua River spring chinook angling is improving after last week’s heavy rains and there seems to be considerable fishing pressure directed at them between the Scottsburg bridge and Elkton. Anglers fishing spinners from the bank at Half Moon Bay and Osprey Point have reported very few hookups but springers were…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fishing Report May 3rd, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fishing Report May 3rd, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the mainstem Willamette dropping and clearing into ideal shape, effort and catch has been good during this peak season. It’s back to more sporadic results, but great catches were experienced throughout the river last Wednesday and Thursday, and action remains consistent from the Portland Harbor to Oregon City. Last week, Willamette…

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast May 3rd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast May 3rd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – It was another challenging week for spring Chinook anglers on the last Columbia River opener. High, turbid water kept catches subdued and it’s unclear as to whether or not there will be additional time for sport anglers. Right from the horse’s mouth (ODF&W biologist Jimmy Watts at Columbia River managment,…

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