Central & Eastern Oregon fishing report

Central & Eastern – Keep those Blue Winged Olive patterns handy for redsides on the lower Deschutes; that’ll be a primary pattern for at lease the next couple of weeks’ Pale Morning (and Evening) Duns will come into play but perhaps of most importance to fly fishers on the D, watch for Stoneflies and Salmonflies.…

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Central & South Coast Reports

South Coast Reports – Anglers may no longer ply unlimited depths while seeking offshore bottom fish. As of the 1st of April, fishing can only take place inside the 30-fathom line (180 feet or shallower). This restriction will remain in place through September. Offshore anglers are reminded that the limit in Oregon is seven rockfish…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Since the storm front bumped water levels over a week ago, the Clackamas has been more or less dropping and rain forecast for the coming week will have little effect on this trend according to the NOAA forecast. The river’s in good shape, though, and the timing is…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – The temperature of the water spilling over Willamette Falls is in the mid-50s. Nearly 250 spring Chinook are upstream now, along with about 3,500 winter steelhead and about 140 summers. As of mid-day Thursday, April 2nd visibility was improving. Water level and flow at the McKenzie River…

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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…

North Coast Fishing Report

North Coast Fishing Report – Following a week of relatively good fishing steelhead fishing, it appears as if the winter run is winding down. Frankly, that’s a bit surprising to me, given the magnitude of the run this year. I fail to believe that we’ve seen the last of the good winter steelhead run! Recent…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report

While we’ve been reporting on spring Chinook fishing in the lower Willamette for several weeks and not glowingly, this might be a good time to remind angers that the run is just getting started and the best by far is yet to come. Consider that harsh offshore conditions and extreme tides will slow the migration…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Rains this week brought fresh water into the Clackamas, which levels have continued to rise as of this morning, March 26th. Water is forecast to start dropping later today and, depending on the color, it could fish but certainly will, and well, by the coming weekend. While still early to optimistically pursue spring Chinook, a…

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Central & South Coast Reports

Anglers casting for surf perch from area beaches have continued to take good numbers of large fish. See a related story in the Gold Beach/Rogue River section, below.   The most common surfperch you’ll encounter is the redtail or pinkfin surfperch. Aptly named, you’ll know when you see one. There are also barred surfperch which…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing

Weather forecasts for Bend and the Deschutes River are extremely appealing for the coming weekend. Just check the regulations to be certain the stretch you’d like to fish is actually open. Speaking if Salmonflies (OK, you were thinking it), having sold over 600 passes a day in the Warm Springs to the Locked Gate (Segment…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Columbia River Fishing Report – Finally, a breakthrough! After what appeared might be some productive early season action, spring salmon anglers have been relatively disappointed in catch rates in recent history. The most recent information put out by the Departments confirm that success for sport-caught spring Chinook has been a bit dismal. Effort is increasing but…

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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…