Oregon Fisheries Update June 12th – June 18th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Columbia River spring Chinook fishing remains mediocre despite good numbers of fish still going over Bonneville Dam. We’re about to officially shift over to summer Chinook season come June 15th and fishery managers continue to be impressed with this year’s return. Summer Chinook action won’t be much different from spring…

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Oregon Fishing Soap Box

For the longest time, anglers have complained about the complexity of fishing regulations and the complex and sometimes confusing way the fishing regulations booklet is written. It seems the ODFW finally got the message and, starting in 2016, fishing rules and the method by which they’re presented are supposed to be more streamlined and easier…

Oregon Fisheries Update June 5th – June 11th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Columbia River salmon anglers continue to be the beneficiaries of a larger than predicted spring salmon run. Department officials ok’d an additional fin-clipped Chinook in the daily bag limit so anglers are now allowed to retain 2 hatchery Chinook instead of the traditional one. This regulation remains in place until…

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Soapbox Update May 28th, 2015

Soapbox Update- On May 23rd, Bill Monroe shared with Oregonian readers that the much maligned fee increases proposed by the ODFW for angling and hunting privileges would not be as high as the figures released originally. Does this strike anyone else as the negotiating ploy of asking for the sun and settling for the moon…

Oregon Fisheries Update May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Oregon Fisheries Update May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Despite continued good numbers of Chinook passing Bonneville Dam, action remains subdued but at least anglers have opportunity right now. Chinook, shad and sturgeon are all worthwhile but only shad and sturgeon fishing is excellent. Boat anglers will get additional opportunity with the early opener of the water above Beacon…

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Oregon Fisheries Update May 22nd – May 28th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Despite continued good returns over Bonneville Dam, effort and success on the lower Columbia River is not impressive. We’re on the verge of improving summer steelhead action and gobs of shad are likely to really pop off in the near future but salmon fishing remains pretty quiet despite fair numbers…

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Oregon Fisheries Update May 15th – May 21st

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Despite increased opportunity with the re-opener of the Columbia, catches remained subdued last Saturday and likely will for the remainder of the spring Chinook season too. Dam counts at Bonneville have dropped below 2,000 fish although that’s likely to range back into the 2,000/day range over the next week or…

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Oregon Fisheries Update May 8th – May 14th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – The reopener of the lower Columbia River re-invigorated much of the angling community but despite a monster effort, most angler had little to brag about. The most likely winners would have been Columbia River Gorge anglers but even they endured long launch times for little yield. The Columbia re-opens this…

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