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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