North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Effort is beginning to taper, but hard core salmon trollers will still by plying the waters of the upper bay on this next minus tide series. It’s been tough fishing as of late, that won’t change anytime soon, I’m confident of that. The low tide exchanges had anglers focused on…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s much the same on the mainstem Willamette; sporadic spring Chinook catches in the Portland Harbor and shad fishing at Oregon City remains productive, but tapering. It’s business as usual, without as many fish. Portland Harbor trollers are still catching fair numbers of spring Chinook, and that should last about…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Nothing has changed here, and it likely won’t for the foreseeable future. Spring Chinook remain non-existent and summer steelheading is challenging, but with the cooler weather, fish should be more motivated and rafters less so. Regardless, Clackamas River anglers are pretty deflated, but that could mean no competition on these…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Despite being the historical monster salmon producer it once was, the mighty Columbia has fallen on hard times, at least for now. Summer Chinook fishing remains closed and summer steelhead fishing is fair at best. Sturgeon season of course remains closed for retention, but the catch and release fishing is…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 28th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 28th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com The European green crab, an invasive species of concern to biologists has recently been found at several locations along the Oregon coast, including Bandon., Coos Bay and Winchester Bay. It is currently present in Puget Sound where fisheries biologists worry about its impact on oysters, mussels,…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 28th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 28th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From Tim Moran Crane Prairie –  Deschutes and Quinn River channels are producing some nice trout on damsel nymphs and balanced leeches.  Chironomids under an indicator are taking some nice fish too.  The bass fishing is still very good on topwater as well as plastics and spinnerbaits.     Wickiup…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update June 28th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update June 28th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – An occasional flurry of spring Chinook activity is being reported from the Portland Harbor for trollers working spinners and Pro-Trolls during early morning and around high tide. This fishery typically produces into the July 4th holiday, with fish destined for the upper Willamette and Clackamas River systems. Expect another week of opportunity here,…

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing remains predictably challenging. Low district rivers are keeping springers in the estuary, but there just aren’t that many springers in the system. The focus lately has been in the upper bay and a few fish are being caught every day, with a sporadic good day here and…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Some of the lowest catches of the season took place on the lower Willamette this week. Effort has tapered as well, and there was a flurry of activity in the Oregon City area this week. And by flurry I mean 11 hatchery keepers for 130 boats for the week; just…

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Columbia River Fishing Report June 21st, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report June 21st, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With steelhead fishing poor, the main focus on the lower Columbia is catch and release sturgeon, and it’s good! And of course we have an offshore coho opener to look for, but more on that later. You can read Terry Otto’s column if you want a pre-cursor. Here is the…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports No new updates from Pete this week. From ODF&W Ocean salmon fishing for Chinook salmon from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt is open. Chinook must be a minimum of 24-inches long. The ocean opens to fin-clipped coho salmon on June 22. Bottomfishing has been good when the ocean lays down and…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Another week of ZERO catch in the creel check for Clackamas River anglers. It’s almost comical at this point. A grand total of 6 wild spring Chinook have been recorded, just a few fish less than the summer steelhead also taken on the Clackamas. Just because I don’t have anything…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update June 21st, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update June 21st, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – The doldrums of summer are setting in for metro area rivers. The Willamette continues to produce mediocre late-season spring Chinook fishing in the Portland Harbor and effort for salmon saw a jump at Willamette Falls as well. Counts at Willamette Falls remain depressed, not even half of what the predicted pre-season prediction has…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From Tim Moran Tim’s off the grid this week. From ODF&W Annual monitoring of the Crooked River will take place June 17-21 from the Big Bend campground to Cobble Rock campground. Anglers are encouraged to avoid this reach during the sampling. Chinook fishing on Hood River has been pretty…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s still relatively quiet on the spring Chinook front. As a matter of fact, fishery managers have a growing concern that the hatchery may not make broodstock this season, so they closed the hatchery hole on the Trask River effective Thursday. HERE is the official press release. The return is…

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