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…