Oregon Fisheries Update August 21st – August 27th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – It’s clear that the fall run of chinook is underway at Bonneville Dam as over 6,000 adults passed the facility on August 19th. Effort remains light in the Portland to Longview stretch but with those numbers, interest will be ramping up in short order. A few B run summer steelhead…

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Oregon Fishing Update for August 14th – 20th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – We are still a couple weeks away from productive wobbler fishing in the main stem Columbia. Desperate anglers can still target summer steelhead in the gorge and downstream to Longview. Action has only been fair however. Chinook salmon passage at Bonneville dam remains around 1500 fish a day on average.…

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Fishing Links

Fishing license hikes ‘make outlaws of us’ Oregon Smoke Information Russian Fishing With Grenades Backfires   “I think it’s terrible when one’s fishing opportunities are reduced, but I think it would be even more terrible to not try to reduce the impact that unusually warm water temperatures is having on Oregon’s fish and especially its…

Oregon Fisheries Update August 7th – 13th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – With the summer chinook run officially over, metro anglers aren’t that far from setting up shop for the fall run of upriver brights. A lull in chinook passage at Bonneville shows a clear separation of the two runs. Summer steelhead numbers are peaking and have nearly caught up to previous…

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Oregon Fisheries Update July 31 – August 6th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – With a slight weather reprieve last week, anglers were after summer Chinook and steelhead in the gorge again. Although results weren’t fantastic, they were worth the effort for both species, given the water conditions anglers are faced with right now. Steelhead counts are running way behind last year’s counts, especially…

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Oregon Fisheries and Soapbox Update July 24th – July 29th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Statistically speaking, gorge boat anglers are still producing some of the best catches in the entire reach from Bonneville Dam to the Astoria/Megler Bridge. Effort remains somewhat subdued but boaters tallied a fish per boat in the weekend creel check. Steelhead counts are peaking at Bonneville and even though warm…

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Oregon Fishing Links July 17th

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Oregon Fisheries Update July 17th – July 23rd, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Anglers were still faring well in the gorge where Chinook anglers saw about a 1/2 Chinook per boat. There has been some sockeye and steelhead caught up there as well. Chinook numbers at Bonneville have taken another jump for some reason. This could keep catch rates good for another little…

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