North Coast Fishing Report May 2nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – With steelhead season wrapped up, springers are on the mind of many coastal residents. The good news is, there are fish being caught, at least in the Trask River. Reliable reports of spring Chinook being caught at the hatchery are likely true. Although it’s been quite some time since a…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 3rd, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – With the heavy focus on the Willamette River, the Clackamas remains relatively void of effort for steelhead anglers. It’s still too early for spring Chinook. Steelheaders didn’t have a lot of competition and there remains fair numbers of wild winter steelhead and some summer steelhead as well. The upper reaches…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for May 3rd, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – from Tim Moran Crane Prairie –  Fishing was good last week on Chironomids in red and red/black and balanced leeches. I didn’t get a report from the bait brigade but powerbait or a worn floated off the bottom is always a good go to.  Trolling a worm and…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for May 3rd, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com Umpqua River spring chinook angling is improving after last week’s heavy rains and there seems to be considerable fishing pressure directed at them between the Scottsburg bridge and Elkton. Anglers fishing spinners from the bank at Half Moon Bay and Osprey Point have reported very few hookups but springers were…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fishing Report May 3rd, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the mainstem Willamette dropping and clearing into ideal shape, effort and catch has been good during this peak season. It’s back to more sporadic results, but great catches were experienced throughout the river last Wednesday and Thursday, and action remains consistent from the Portland Harbor to Oregon City. Last week, Willamette…

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast May 3rd, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – It was another challenging week for spring Chinook anglers on the last Columbia River opener. High, turbid water kept catches subdued and it’s unclear as to whether or not there will be additional time for sport anglers. Right from the horse’s mouth (ODF&W biologist Jimmy Watts at Columbia River managment,…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast April 26th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s finally cleared, and anglers are out in force. The Willamette is fishing well this week, and it should be, we’re in peak season. From the lower Multnomah Channel on Wednesday, to Oregon City where great flurries of springers were taken in hoglines and backtrollers working the Garbage Hole and…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast April 26th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Despite another weekend opportunity for sportanglers on the mainstem Columbia, only 88 spring Chinook were modeled to have been taken. High, cold water was a contributing factor to low catch rates. The Willamette was also fishing well so effort shifted to this fishery. Test netting conducted on Sunday saw a…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 26th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s all but over for winter steelhead on the north coast. The last rain freshet did bring in another surge of activity, but by late April, there are few fresh fish available. It’s spawning season right now, and it may be best to keep away from the tail-outs, where spawners…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 26th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com As of last weekend, the Umpqua River had dropped somewhat but was still muddy. Just before it muddied up spring chinook angling was the best it’s been all season – which is only fair in an otherwise crummy season. Anglers fishing the South Jetty area for lingcod and other bottomfish…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for April 26th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – from Tim Moran Fishing the opener on the east side was pretty good for those who got out.  Highlights are there were actually fish to catch at Wickiup, Crane fished good but access was tough and Prineville is very good right now!     Crane Prairie – It’s fishing…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Report April 26th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Although not many people are fishing on the Clackamas, except when it was the only game in town, action is fair for late winter steelhead and a few early arriving summer run fish. Garth Wyatt, fish manager for PGE on the Clackamas has a successful weekend day, landing two nice,…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast – April 19th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Well, maybe it wasn’t as good as last year, but following the last significant rain freshet, action was ON for north coast steelhead once again. The river came into perfect shape on Saturday (coincidentally when the Columbia River spring Chinook season opened back up). Pro guide Rob Gerlitz (503-812-4950) reported…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – April 19th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas is just now coming into fishable shape and boats have been pursuing both salmon and steelhead in the lower reaches of the river. A small hogline graced the mouth of the Clackamas for the last few days, in hopes of finding a spring Chinook entering the much cleaner…

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