Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With consistently dropping flows, and warming waters, exacerbated by a low return year, Willamette River anglers are having a challenging time finding consistent catches of spring Chinook. Water conditions are good, we are just seeing fishery fatigue here. Last week’s creel census indicated the lower and upper reaches of the…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Still early for spring Chinook, and late for steelhead although summer fish are starting to show on the Nestucca and Wilson River systems. And yes, spring Chinook are in the Trask River. Reports of success are few and far between however. After a fair start for spring Chinook at the…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Despite ideal river conditions, there’s simply not many steelhead and no springers in the Clackamas River. The Clackamas River creel program is underway, and that observation is backed up by the creel check. Zero spring Chinook and zero summer steelhead for 184 boat trips and 57 bank angling trips. Despite…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With salmon and sturgeon season closed, there isn’t much news to talk about here. The upper Columbia above Bonneville Dam has re-opened however, HERE is the official press release. Passage over Bonneville is predictably tracking behind last year, but thankfully, it’s still robust enough to make many think the prediction…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for May 10th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for May 10th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From ODF&W Anglers are reporting good fishing in Crane Prairie Reservoir. Trout fishing has been good in Ochoco and Prineville reservoirs. Trout anglers who prefer moving waters should check out the Fall River, and the Deschutes from Lake Billy Chinook to Benham Falls. Several waterbodies are scheduled to be…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fishing Report May 10th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fishing Report May 10th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – With all systems go for Willamette Valley rivers, catch rates remained robust for the week, but the catch per angler dropped from the previous week, while effort increased. The most productive reach remained the mainstem Willamette from St. Johns Bridge to the mouth and the entire Multnomah Channel where just over 4,600…

SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 10th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 10th, 2019

From ODF&W Conditions for crabbing and rockfish and lingcod angling in Coos Bay should be improving as the mud and heavy freshwater runoff subsides from recent storms. Using a jig with a twister tail has been a great bait for catching rockfish. Anglers have been catching lingcod with a herring floated under a bobber. Trout fishing…

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