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Nearly 20 years ago, we (Bob Rees and brother Doug) started The Guide’s Forecast to bring a community of anglers together in what we thought would be a platform for advocacy for Pacific Northwest Fisheries. Although we’ve certainly enjoyed bringing you the most complete and accurate fishing information and forecast for all these years, I…

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North Coast Fishing Report January 3rd, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – There was some decent opportunity for winter steelhead on the north coast, just prior to the most recent rain freshet, which should produce even more opportunity in what most deem the peak of the early returning winter steelhead run. Most anglers know what systems get these early returning run and…

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Columbia River Fishing Report January 3rd, 2020

Columbia River Fishing Report – With the opening of the commercial crabbing season, success for lower Columbia crabbers should taper. The last crabbing trip I did (December 23rd), action seemed to be even better than the previous few crabbing outings. No doubt that persistent crabbers should still be able to catch limits or near limits,…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast January 3rd, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – It remains too early for any level of expectation for Clackamas River steelhead. Interest in the fishery reflects that as well. Few people are in pursuit and fewer people are reporting success. The Guide’s Forecast – River levels took a jump this week, and are expected to remain high for…

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Willamette River Fishing Report January 3rd, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Despite some rain systems that have come through the region, the Willamette River has remained stable recently. There has been increasing effort for sturgeon, from Oregon City into the Portland Harbor. Catches remain fair and there is a pod of Stellar Sea Lions building in the Milwaukie area, undoubtedly targeting…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for January 3rd, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for January 3rd, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From avid Angler Tim Moran No update this week from our friend Tim. From ODF&W South Twin Lake has been recently stocked with 100 Cranebow brood fish. The snow gates west of Mt. Bachelor between Dutchman Flat and Deschutes Bridge are closed for the winter. Trout anglers can target…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 3rd, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 3rd, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – Despite some effort out for steelhead in the region, damp weather has kept anglers from getting too excited and seeing any large degree of success this week. Rivers bumped up on New Years Day with another bump in the forecast that will likely keep folks home rather than on the water for…

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for January 3rd, 2020

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for January 3rd, 2020

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From ODF&W Recent rains have moved winter steelhead into many coastal rivers. Fishing will be best when water levels begin to drop after a good rain. Anglers have been catching winter steelhead in the mainstem Umpqua, and fishing should be picking up on the lower Rogue. In the meantime, anglers are…