Oregon Fishing Update January 29th, 2016

Willamette Valley – Willamette waters will be rising once again as rain buffets the valley this comi9ng weekend. While it’s still too early for spring Chinook, sturgeon fishing will be worthwhile in the lower river. Waters of the McKenzie are predictably on the rise and will continue in this trend through the weekend. With a…

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Oregon Fishing Links for Jan 29th

Oregon halibut anglers asked for input on fishing seasons Details of Stocking changes in Diamond Lake for 2016 Fish hatchery truck crash kills 11,000 salmon on Highway 126 near Eugene Be Careful Out there – Sneaker wave south of Coos Bay 11 encounters with sharks on the Oregon Coast Disabled Veterans and Active Military Free…

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Jan 22nd

Water clarity at Willamette Falls, well, there hasn’t been much with the visibility unchanged from less than one foot for over a week now. Ah, ‘must be winter in Oregon. Winter steelhead have kept somewhat busy in order to fulfill their upstream destiny with solid double digits in the daily counts which has brought to…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 22nd, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – North coast systems have largely been out of shape since last weekend, when significant rainfall pushed river levels too high to be productive. Although some of the larger systems remained productive until the river rise, other smaller systems, such as the famed North Fork Nehalem, were starting to fade as…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

There are some large bull trout to be targeted on the Metolius, a river which has historically fished well in the winter time Lake Billy Chinook has been producing five-fish limits of kokanee to winter trollers using flashers or dodgers with orange and/or pink hoochies between 25 and 45 feet. About one-third of the fish…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Jan 22nd

In Salem, The Fish and Wildlife Commission met on Monday to set harvest specifications and season structure for recreational groundfish. Oregon’s rules are based on the federal rules adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and 2016 harvest limits are the same as last year. This year’s recreational ground fish regulations will be a seven…

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Jan 22nd

Winter steelheading on the Clackamas was so good last week that it darned near redeemed itself for all the previous crummy seasons and coho disappointments that caused such distress amongst anglers they nearly gave up fishing and sold their tackle to buy golf clubs. Steelheaders are now most thankful they did not take that particular…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Jan 15th

Summer steelheading is all but over on the lower Deschutes as these fish are preparing to spawn now and are well past their prime. Winter trout fishing is an option but the weather forecast looks uncooperative. The ODFW is betting and banking on a commercial fishery to rid Malheur Wildlife Refuge of carp which have…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Jan 15th

Steelheaders reported this week that the Clackamas was fishing the best it has in years. A few remarked it was the best in memory. Not to over-sell the prospect but steelheading on the Clack was hot. A visit to Eagle Creek on Wednesday this week was surprising as it was low and clear despite rainfall.…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Jan 15th

With the lower Willamette water rising, so are the daily counts for winter steelhead at the Falls. Double digits were noted on January 7th and continued every day since. The YTD total as of Today, January 14th is 328. OK, not jaw-dropping, but definitely an improvement and a little something positive for the North Santiam.…

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