Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 27th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing is picking up on the mainstem Willamette, although anglers may be having a hard time finding a place to launch their boats. You can review the catch statistics from the link below, but overall and as expected, fishing has picked up this week. The surprising statistic is…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 27th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Like the Sandy and other metro rivers, effort on the Clackamas has waned in recent days. Respecting the guidelines to flatten the COVID-19 curve, folks are staying put and wondering just how great it would be to have the river all to yourself, don’t deny it, it’s been a fantasy…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and No Need for a Forecast March 27th, 2020

Columbia River Fishing Report – As we mentioned in the Fisheries Update section of this newsletter, fishing on the mainstem Columbia has been less than impressive. Only 36 spring Chinook have passed Bonneville Dam to date, far more than have been recorded in the creel checks as of late. For those that haven’t heard, Oregon…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 27th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 27th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – Even though Columbia River salmon fishing remained very slow, we were on the verge of coming into peak season but anglers will be denied access to Columbia River springers until further notice. The press release says salmon and steelhead fishing will remain closed until at least April 8th, but I don’t think…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 27th, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 27th, 2020

From avid angler and friend Tim Moran: First, the big news – With State Parks shut down there is no access to, or fishing available on Lake Billy Chinook. The Warm Springs tribe has also shut down their portion of the Metolius arm so LBC is virtually closed until May 8th (as of today).  Also, with…

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