North Coast Fishing Report

Spring Chinook Making a Fair Showing in Tillamook Bay North Coast Fishing Report – It’s become apparent that there WILL be a spring Chinook return to Tillamook Bay this year. In previous years, anglers struggled for consistency, and although it’s been decades since I’ve seen “consistent” springer fishing on Tillamook Bay, for how the action…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Spring Chinook Still On Tap, Shad Starting to Inundate Anglers Willamette River Fishing Report – As statistics and expectations dictate, catch on the mainstem Willamette is on the drop, as is effort. This week, anglers fishing the Willamette netted just 239 spring Chinook, 194 hatchery fish, 45 wild ones. That was for a grand total…

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Columbia River Fishing Report

A Catch and Keep Sturgeon Season Coming to the Lower Columbia River? Columbia River Fishing Report – With salmon season closed, steelhead season opened only below I-5 (and not many of those to catch), and sturgeon season still on hold, there’s not much to report as of now. That said, there’s a little to report……

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Sandy and Clackamas River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Starting June 1st, the Clackamas River boat ramps and some parks will see the first stage of re-opening since the pandemic hit. Barton Park will re-open, but Carver Park will remain closed for construction until mid-June is what the website states. So, as you can imagine, reports have been scarce.…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports

This report just in from Tim, sent to us on the morning of 5/29 Central Oregon Trout and Kokanee Opportunities Abound Avid angler Tim Moran reports: Wickiup Reservoir – Kokanee fishing was on and off and on last week.  We couldn’t find a consistent depth or time but the weather was a bit unstable so that…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update

Columbia River Sturgeon Season on the Horizon? Willamette Valley/Metro – Many readers have been asking if there will be a spring sturgeon fishery in the estuary. The state of Washington has been SLOW to negotiate, but ODF&W is talking with the agency across the river to see if a joint-state solution can be had. Oregon…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Springers are passing Willamette Falls, but action in the channel is still good. Willamette River Fishing Report – Catches are slowly slowing (yes, I said that…) on the Willamette River. It’s to be expected as the peak run works its way upriver in mid-May. Creel data showed an increase in effort, but a decrease in…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook have arrived on Tillamook Bay. But just because we’ve heard of a few, doesn’t mean it’s explosive fishing. Even in the best of years, “explosive” is rarely a term we’ve used for Tillamook Bay fishing. Last week, on the weaker tide series, boats were catching fish in the…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

The Sandy is the better option; spring Chinook and summer steelhead season is here Clackamas River Fishing Report – Access to the Clackamas remains limited. It’s very hard to launch and retrieve a boat there but some spring Chinook and summer steelhead are in the river for mostly bank anglers to access. Bank access is…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

Central Oregon Trout and Kokanee Opportunities Abound Avid angler Tim Moran reports: Fishing was very good last weekend east of the Cascades and all signs point to great fishing and good to great weather this weekend!  Odell Lake –  Kokanee are on the bite down to about 25 feet.  A flasher (I like Paulina’s)  and weight…

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Columbia River Fishing Report

Springers closed, steelhead open downstream of I-5 With the Columbia now closed, we won’t get a chance to forecast salmon on the mainstem for quite a while. Can you believe only 3 months until Buoy 10? By the way, if you haven’t seen them, the department has set the summer and fall seasons for the…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update

Columbia River spring Chinook closes, NO mainstem gillnet fishing either! I wish to thank the nearly 100+ interested anglers that listened in and commented on Wednesday’s Columbia River Compact meeting. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! I wasn’t sure how my testimony was going to go, but after hearing the dire straits that the Idaho fisheries are…

North Coast Fishing Report

Springers, Halibut, and Lingcod, Oh My! North Coast Fishing Report – We reported LAST WEEK about the various boat ramps re-opening to spring Chinook anglers in Tillamook. Click back to last week’s report for that information. This week, the Port of Garibaldi is lifting some of its restrictions for boaters, allowing access to the lower…

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