North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – After a fair surge of Chinook to north coast systems following last week’s rain event, it’s back to normal fishing success for the run expectation this season. All north coast systems are producing some success, it’s certainly sporadic, even during the time period most say is peaking. Starting with Tillamook…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update September 27th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update September 27th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the mainstem Columbia now closed for all salmon and steelhead fishing from Tongue Point to Highway 395 near Pasco, Washington, anglers only have one more sturgeon opener to look forward to this Saturday, September 28th. Last Saturday’s opener yielded 524 legal sturgeon from a 1,230 quota guideline. The best fishing was…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for September 27th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for September 27th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From avid fisherman Tim Moran Note: If this report looks a lot like last week’s it’s because not a lot has changed in a week but a few things have! Crane Prairie –  Fishing for “Cranebows” is holding up and should get better as we head to the closing…

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 27th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 27th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With the unprecedented, expansive closure for the Columbia River, our job just got (sadly) more easier. In short, the above Bonneville fishery was really good, and therefore could not sustain any more catch and effort without compromising the recovery of Snake River wild fall Chinook. It was a good run,…

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Willamette River Fishing Report September 27th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report September 27th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With many realizing the banner coho return originally forecast isn’t going to come to fruition, anglers will lose the will to innovate their way to success (or at least I will). The mouth of the Clackamas and to a lesser degree Meldrum Bar should still produce an occasional keeper, but…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast September 27th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast September 27th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The recent rain aided anglers plying the waters of the Clackamas River. Although many are predicting many more coho to come, it seems rare anymore that we get a September rain to inspire fish to migrate and bite. Anglers working the mouth of Eagle Creek and the lower reaches of…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 20th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 20th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – As one might expect, a surge of Chinook showed in north coast estuaries following the recent rain freshet that isn’t all that common in mid-September on the Oregon Coast. The Nehalem and Tillamook Bays were highlights, but other systems saw a surge of Chinook into the system as well. On…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for September 20th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for September 20th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From avid fisherman Tim Moran Crane Prairie –  Fishing for “Cranebows” is good to great depending on the time of day and angler ability.  Intermediate sink lines with size 6 and 8 leeches in black, rust and olive are all getting bit.  The fish seem to change on the…

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 20th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 20th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Most anglers remain a bit disappointed that the robust coho fishery predicted, really hasn’t been lights out fishing just yet this season. It is getting late for a strong showing of early (“A”) run coho, but the upcoming tide series should be a telling story of the success of this…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports September 20th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports September 20th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Anglers have been anxiously observing the Clackamas River hydrograph for signs of an early season freshet to get the coho fishery underway. Well, most were unimpressed with the results, but coho are entering the river system in improving numbers. Early season coho do seem to bite fairly decent and early…

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Willamette River Fishing Report September 20th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report September 20th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Still not much to write home about here, but coho are entering the river in great numbers. Coho passage at Willamette Falls is also jumping, opening up opportunity for catch and keep fishing of all coho in that reach (above Willamette Falls that is). Effort remains light (but increasing) at…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update September 20th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update September 20th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Managers met on Wednesday to discuss the potential for a Saturday re-opener of Chinook on the mainstem Columbia on Saturday. Apparently, the consensus was NOT reached between the two managing states and Chinook retention won’t be re-opened on the proposed Saturday date. For all the fun facts on how the Columbia River…

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 13th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 13th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – As expected, a bit of a show start for most north coast fall salmon fisheries. Chinook have now been reported in every basin (mostly in the estuaries) indicating that the run isn’t a full bust, but most have noted the mediocrity of the start of the season. In about every…

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