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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast August 21st – 27th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – All is relatively quiet on the North Coast front. With the ocean coho salmon season closed and district rivers and below summer time levels, it’s a pretty bleak situation for most fisheries in the area. Of course the one exception is the Nehalem Bay summer Chinook fishery. Summer Chinook action…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast August 7th – 13th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – With the season fast coming to a close, anglers have been anxious to salvage the ocean coho season. Overall, the Coho fishing has been rather pathetic but persistent trollers finally found a reprieve the last two days.   Action has been reported as good out of Garibaldi with most boaters heading northwest…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast July 31st – August 6th, 2015

North coast fishing report – with salt water fisheries the only options in Tillamook County, there really aren’t a whole lot of options right now. To further make things challenging, ocean weather has been less than ideal which also makes the bar on Nehalem Bay a poor option.   Ocean fishing over the weekend was…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast July 24th – July 30th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s almost all a saltwater experience these days and fishing isn’t all that impressive the great salt chuck anyway……. Anglers continue to look west for opportunity and although action is fair for coho, rare for chinook, non-existent for nearshore halibut and good for tuna, it’s not what we typically see…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast July 17th – July 23rd, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – With most fresh water options off the table, anglers continue to look to the west for offshore opportunities for coho and a rare chinook. Effort offshore is even light and although one may not get to expect easy limits, if you’re willing to cover some ground, you stand a good…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast July 10th – July 16th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – With freshwater fisheries virtually shut down, anglers remain focused on the ocean. Coho action out of Garibaldi remains fair but should start improving soon. It may be too early to expect limits but action is certain if you put in enough time. Chinook are a rare catch along this stretch…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast July 3rd – July 9th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – Last weekend, the offshore coho season opened up and results were not disastrous. Some ports certainly fished better than others and Garibaldi was certainly not a Highliner port. There were reports of decent action to the north however but many boats did not get to fish long before the winds…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 26th – July 2nd, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – With spring Chinook all but over, anglers will once again keep focus to the west as the offshore coho season opens this Saturday. Although historically not a bang-up fishery from the get-go, action for offshore coho will likely be better than Trask River or Tillamook Bay for that matter, spring…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 19th – June 25th, 2015

North coast fishing report – Angler effort on Tillamook Bay is waning quickly. Well past peak season, some anglers are still pursuing spring Chinook in the upper estuary and tidewater of the Trask River. Success has been limited in the bay recently however, as high winds have caused wind waves to crash on sandbars, making…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 12 – June 18, 2015

North coast fishing report – Although this is typically the time of year when springer action begins to taper, there are still some fair numbers of fish being caught. Spinner fishermen in the upper bay seem to be yielding the best results. Mediocre tides have created consistent action through incoming and outgoing tide. Green tipped…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 5th – June 11th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s just a bit past peak spring chinook season on the north coast. Anglers are out in earnest as Chinook are slow to migrate upstream in the current low water scenario. Tillamook Bay anglers remain persistent with the bulk of the effort shifting to the upper bay on the current…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 5th – June 11th, 2015

Columbia River fishing report – Nothing much has changed on the mainstem Columbia. Passage numbers at Bonneville remain at around 2000 Chinook a day and catch rates have slightly improved in the Columbia River Gorge. Weekend anglers reported to ODFW fish checkers, around a half of a fish per boat. Those are pretty good catch…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 29th – June 4th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – The springers are in. For about a week now, spring Chinook fishing has been consistent but far from explosive. Late last week, the upper bay produced fair catches throughout the outgoing tide but action began to taper over the weekend. By then, trollers had switched focus to the lower estuary…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Columbia River Fishing Report – With salmon still on the table, and an additional opportunity for boat anglers above Beacon Rock, things continue to look up for Columbia River anglers. Let’s start with the most recent press release on the additional Columbia River opener above Beacon Rock. Here is the official press release: Chinook fishing…

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