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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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…

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