The Soapbox Update

The Association of Northwest Steelheaders (www.nwsteelheaders.org), Coastal Conservation Association and the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association are talking with Legislators, fighting the historically large fee increase that is being proposed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.. Please join them by calling your legislators right now and letting them know that you do not support…

Oregon Fisheries Update May 1st – May 7th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Fishery managers just announced on Thursday, the reopener of the lower Columbia River sport fishery. It’s evident that we’ll have a great return of Columbia River spring Chinook this year. The opener will last only Saturday and Sunday with an expected catch of over 2,000 spring Chinook. It should make…

Oregon Fisheries Update April 10th – 16th, 2015

Oregon Fisheries Update April 10th – 16th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – We’re in peak spring Chinook season in the Portland area. Did you notice that the dogwoods are in full bloom; maybe not a coincidence? The Columbia River, although not explosive, is regularly productive. Fish are well distributed throughout the lower river downstream of Bonneville Dam with catch rates good in…

Oregon Fisheries Update April 3rd – April 9th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Anglers are beginning to report more consistent action from the spring Chinook fishery on the lower Columbia. Although it’s still not great fishing from day to day, anglers can now go out and reasonably expect a chance at catching a springer anywhere below Bonneville Dam. Creel checks remain best in…

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Fishing Links

What Can I Keep and How Many – Updated   From the ODFW – 65 Places to go Fishing in Lane County   2015 Oregon Coast Sportsman’s Expo is March 27th through the 29th at Lincoln County Fairgrounds   Trolling Tips for Rainbow Trout   Kokanee jigging rod setup

Oregon Fisheries Update March 27th – April 2nd, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Spring Chinook anglers remain diligent but their efforts are not paying large dividends. Trollers working the I-5 to Cathlamet reach are producing occasional results but the gorge troll fishery remains the best bet for the few anglers fishing it. Anglers fishing at Cathlamet finally saw decent results on Thursday and test…

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Oregon Fisheries Update: March 20 – 26, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report –  The spring chinook fishery is underway with veteran anglers expecting action just about every time out. Although action has been fair throughout the river, with the Willamette recently blowing out, effort has shifted primarily to Davis Bar and upstream. It’s still too early to experience consistent fishing, despite what veteran…

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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