Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 13th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – It’s been another slow week for Clackamas River steelheaders. A fairly early spurt of fish got anglers excited for the season, but it looks like the return is starting to more mimic that of the Sandy, which appears a bit depressed at this time. Wild broodstock collection is going well…

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Columbia River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 13th, 2020

Columbia River Fishing Report – Although spring Chinook passage at Bonneville Dam has now reached double digits, it’s too early to gauge how the run will perform overall. It’s likely that it will come close to prediction if recent years have been any indication. Catch rates have been abysmal. That’s no surprise as early entering…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 13th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Although spring Chinook anglers are out in ernst, they are not often coming home with a March prized spring Chinook. There are certainly fish in the system with numbers likely building daily, but there is a lot of effort for little catch going on as of now. The first week…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 13th, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 13th, 2020

From avid angler and friend Tim Moran: No update from Tim this week. From ODF&W On the Crooked River, fishing for trout and whitefish has been excellent lately. On Lake Billy Chinook, fishing for bull trout and kokanee has been good to great in the Metolius and Crooked River arms. Anglers have been catching some…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 13th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 13th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – Despite great water conditions, it’s still early for any large numbers of spring Chinook to be present in the Portland/Metro area. Late March is more feasible and from the reports we’re getting, that seems to be more factual than most would care to believe. It’s just hard to pass up such beautiful…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 6th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – Not much has changed since last week. Low, clear water persists on the north coast and steelheaders remain challenged to find consistent action for winter fish. We’re still in peak season for later returning wild fish, and the broodstock option on the Nestucca and Wilson Rivers. Both of those north…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports March 6th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – After a nice spurt of early returning steelhead, the Clackamas has slowed somewhat. These metro systems are due for another shot of rain to change the game around a bit. Most of the effort remains in the more definable, and therefore holding, water upstream of Carver. In these low flows,…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 6th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette is in great condition for all kinds of fishing opportunity, if only they just existed right now. There are still a fair number of anglers trying, and of course there are springers being caught nearly every day, just not in great numbers. The spring Chinook anglers just can’t…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 6th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 6th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – The Willamette has remained in oddly good shape for salmon and steelhead fishing. Both fisheries aren’t performing all that well but that’s because few pursue the mostly wild return of steelhead and the spring Chinook return isn’t overly robust this year either. The steelhead return, however, is surprisingly great for what we’ve…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 6th, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 6th, 2020

From avid angler and friend Tim Moran: Lower Deschutes River – Trout fishing is good fishing nymphs all day and BWO’s in the afternoon There are also caddis available and with the calendar moving toward spring, the warmer sun will stimulate the hatches and the trout. Stones are present so fishing those bigger patterns like…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast March 6th, 2020

Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s still early on the mainstem Columbia as both Oregon’s and Washington’s creel programs came up with next to nothing for catch over the weekend. A single wild steelhead was released from the Portland to Westport stretch was recorded, that’s it. With 7 fish over Bonneville Dam, we can officially…

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