Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update November 1st, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update November 1st, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Some boaters are still harassing dark Chinook in the Bonneville reach, not a good idea given this year’s impacts we’ve had on Chinook stocks in the system. Upstream of Bonneville, it’s a bit more justified as boats averaged about 1 kept coho per boat in that reach, mostly around the mouth of…

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast November 1st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It hasn’t been a great week for Chinook on the north coast, but as you’ve likely heard us say before, veteran anglers have stated that this year was better than last, and that says something. Tillamook Bay remains a top option for a depressed return of Chinook this year. Trollers…

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Columbia River Fishing Report November 1st, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With little left on the table besides estuary Dungeness Crab, there isn’t much effort happening on the lower Columbia River. Here are last week’s catch statistics to prove it: Salmon, Steelhead and Shad Boat anglers in the Bonneville Pool averaged almost a coho kept per boat. Buoy 10 Boats: No…

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Willamette River Fishing Report November 1st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With coho passage at Willamette Falls on the decline, interest and success is starting to taper. There are over 7,100 coho over Willamette Falls at this time so holding areas upstream of the mouth of the Tualatin should produce results for persistent anglers. As for the Oregon City area, the…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Report and Forecast November 1st, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – After a fair push of fish and near ideal water conditions, the Clackamas has once again dropped and cleared, with the bulk of the hatchery fish now upstream, particularly in Eagle Creek. There are plenty of wild fish in the system however, providing for some good catch and release fishing…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 25th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast October 25th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – The region saw its first good rain freshet of the fall season last week. It excited anglers and Chinook alike as opportunity expanded from estuaries to rivers in recent days. Tillamook Bay trollers were pleasantly surprised with results last Tuesday quite good. Those fishing the Ghost Hole produced limits or…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for October 25th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for October 25th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From avid fisherman Tim Moran Tim is elk hunting this week so check here’s his report from last week, which certainly has plenty of application for this week too: Crane Prairie –  Fishing Crane (or any of the cascade lakes for that matter) will be challenging in the forecast weather…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 25th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 25th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the re-opener of the Columbia, there was some interest in salmon fishing both above and below Bonneville Dam. This time of year, folks look upriver to target late-running coho that are still in the reservoirs, waiting to enter their home tributaries. The update from both the salmon opener and the sturgeon…

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast October 25th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast October 25th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Just when I called it a season on the Willamette, coho continue to cross Willamette Falls in respectable number. To date, over 6,600 adults have bypassed Willamette Falls, and although numbers are supposed to taper, I didn’t expect to see triple digit passage this time of year, based on historical…

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Columbia River Fishing Report October 25th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report October 25th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Despite additional opportunity for coho on the mainstem Columbia, you might guess that catches were far from robust. Buoy 10 anglers, 26 of them, recorded ZERO coho for the October 18th – 20th time frame. The best fishing was from the Portland to Kalama reach where 9 coho were recorded…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast October 25th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast October 25th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery reports that around 3,000 adult coho have entered the facility. Last year’s total run was around 3,700 by late November so things are looking good for a solid return to this Clackamas tributary. The Clackamas did spike over the weekend, but fell into good shape…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast October 18th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast October 18th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas is still in peak fishing for coho right now although a strong push of fish have made it back to the Eagle Creek hatchery at this time. There’s still a sizable number yet to return, but given the bump in water height, it’s likely to happen this weekend:…

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