Oregon Fisheries Update: March 13 – 19, 2015

      Willamette Valley/Metro –  Spring Chinook in the Portland area are about ready to stage a bigger show in the coming weeks. Columbia River anglers are starting to recreate in bigger numbers but only sporadic results are happening with fair fishing reported one day and poor fishing the next. Davis Bar, across from…

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Steelheading remains ho-hum on most systems

SW Washington – Steelheading remains ho-hum on most systems in this district but unsurprisingly, the Cowlitz remains a good bet for steelhead for the next several weeks. Spring chinook should start to show here soon although catches won’t ramp up for another month. The smelt season was fantastic here but is not closed and many…

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Catches are certainly sporadic in the NW

Willamette Valley/Metro – More reports of spring chinook are coming in from the mainstem Columbia. Although far from good fishing, good water conditions, great weather and angler effort is contributing a perceived increase in angler success. The trend is likely to continue as we near mid-March and higher concentrations of mostly Willamette bound chinook enter…