Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 27th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 27th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Following the recent high water event in the valley, rivers are back on the drop and anglers are coming out from under their rocks in pursuit of steelhead and sturgeon once again. Unfortunately, the fish aren’t cooperating all that much. The Willamette is just now coming back on line for sturgeon fishing…

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 27th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – To the dismay of many, the north coast steelhead season isn’t off to a great start. Under ideal conditions, steelheaders didn’t make hay when the sun was shining this week as ideal conditions didn’t bring ideal catches on most of the north coast systems this week. It’s a steelheader’s dream,…

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

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

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Interest remains low on the Clackamas. It’s early for high numbers of winter steelhead to be present in the Clackamas, we’re still several weeks away before any catchable numbers of steelhead hit the river. Many of us still harbor the Christmas break memories of steelhead in late December and early…

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Willamette River Fishing Report December 27th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report December 27th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – After a roily ride of a river rise, not much has changed, but the river is back on the drop so expect steelhead to respond to more favorable passage conditions at Willamette Falls. To date, passage remains under 100 fish, but there is some catch-up counts to do so counts…

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Columbia River (crabbing) Report December 27th, 2019

Columbia River (crabbing) Report December 27th, 2019

Columbia River (crabbing) Report – Despite a big tide swing early this week, crabbing seemed to actually improve recently on the lower Columbia. The last part of incoming tide produced easy limits for our boat of 7 on Monday, taking 84 keepers and tossing back many more. Crabbing the lower Desdemona Tongue through the first…

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Columbia River (crabbing) Report December 20th, 2019

Columbia River (crabbing) Report December 20th, 2019

Columbia River Crabbing Report – It’s still all about the crab at this point. Limits are becoming harder to come by, there’s been a lot of pressure in this fishery and it’s starting to show by the more challenging crabbing conditions and the smaller grade of crab. You’ve heard it before however, get away from…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 20th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 20th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Chinook fisheries remain closed, simplifying the reporting process for north coast systems. Tillamook Bay is no longer an option and even crabbing will be compromised given the influx of the long-awaited fresh water rain freshet. It’s steelhead time and few anglers have high expectations of easy limits any more, but…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports December 20th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports December 20th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – It’s early for steelhead on the Clackamas but there are fish present. Anglers did get out following the last rain freshet but fish were hard to find (or were they even present many asked). Most steelheaders know that the bulk of these now broodstock fish return in February – March,…

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Willamette River Fishing Report December 20th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report December 20th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Well, the river will start to see a significant rise come the weekend so those that have been hitting it for catch and release sturgeon fishing will see some blown out conditions coming in the very near future. It’s been good in the Portland Harbor and likely will continue to…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 20th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 20th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – With little to fish for in the metro area rivers, anglers are busily doing other good stuff this time of year. It won’t be too long before steelhead start to show in better numbers on the Sandy and hopefully the Clackamas too. Until then there aren’t many options. Pro guide Jeff Stoeger…

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

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

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From avid Angler Tim Moran Tim writes – I have no info this week…everybody must be Christmas shopping….and the weather stinks! Below is his information from last week. Lower Deschutes River –  Steelhead are still being caught in the stretch between Warn Springs and Maupin.  The fish being caught are…

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for December 20th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for December 20th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From ODF&W With this week’s rain, steelhead fishing in the mainstem Umpqua should be picking up. River levels may be high for drift fishing, plunking may be a better strategy. Anglers have reported catching a few steelhead in the tidewater sections of the Coquille River. Some anglers have been catching trout…

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 13th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast December 13th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It just keeps getting easier for us. With all Chinook closed on the north coast, it’s now a steelhead show. And it’s early for most systems so this will be a short report. There have been steelhead caught on many north coast systems with the Wilson, Three Rivers, the Necanicum,…

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