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

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – The Columbia remains the bright spot for anglers fishing the metro area. Summer Chinook action remains impressive for the water conditions most of the region is experiencing. Anchor anglers using spinners as well as a few plug plunkers, are taking impressive numbers of fish from the I-205 area to Bonneville…

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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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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 26th – July 2nd, 2015

Columbia River fishing report – With mainstem temperatures continuing to rise, salmon and steelhead anglers are becoming less impressed with their success. Fish passage at Bonneville continues to improve for both species but catch rates are tapering. Summer Chinook salmon fishing remains most productive right at Bonneville Dam for anchor anglers using spinners to entice…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – Fly anglers on the lower Deschutes continue to enjoy good results with redsides on imitations of Caddis, Pale Morning and Evening Duns, Blue Winged Olives and midges. One lucky angler hooked a steelhead near the mouth of the river this week. As shadows start to fall in the…

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Central & South Coast Reports

Central and South Coast Fishing Reports – NOAA forecast for offshore conditions (as of mid-day Thursday, June 25th so this could change) are mild for this coming weekend which should make launches for ocean fishing a breeze. Speaking of which, and perhaps most surprising, onshore winds are predicted to stay below 10 mph Saturday and…

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Willamette Valley Fishing Report

Willamette, McKenzie and Santiam River Fishing Report- The longest day of the year in this part of the country was Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 9:39 AM PDT. That’s also the official first day of summer in case the thermometer outside or the sweat on your brow wasn’t proof enough. Water temperatures at Willamette Falls have…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Water levels on the Clackamas have been on a steady, albeit gradual decline since the 15th of June. Forecast graphs indicate that same gradual reduction in water levels will to continue through the Fourth of July. Sandy River levels have been dropping by an almost imperceptible degree, just…

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Oregon Fisheries Update June 26th – July 2nd, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report –Bonneville area salmon fishing has slowed, despite good numbers of Chinook passing the facility on a daily basis. This is typically when peak passage happens at Bonneville for the summer run fish but as most anglers realize, the water is simply too warm. Steelhead numbers are also improving but mid-July is typically…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 19th – June 25th, 2015

Columbia River fishing report – Warm water temperatures are taking an early toll on mainstem Columbia sportanglers. Just over a week ago, chinook catches in the Bonneville area where fair to good. In less than a week, coinciding with an increase in water temperature, the Chinook bite has started to taper. It does however remain…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports June 19th – June 25th, 2015

Central & Eastern Oregon – The Warm Springs stretch of the Deschutes River has come alive during evenings lately with trout rising to Caddis imitations. Trout are responding to Caddis and Pale Morning Dun imitations on the middle Deschutes but with hot weather, plan on fishing early or late in the day. Salmon Flies and Golden…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 19th – June 25th 2015

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Low and getting lower, clear and getting clearer. As if it wasn’t already challenging to catch a fish on the Clackamas. As one of the four who got dunked and, thankfully, rescued after dumping their craft below upper McIver Park said, they “had been unprepared for the river…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report and Forecast June 19th – June 25th, 2015

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Not being one for the tedium of statistics research, this writer looked back over only five years’ data for past cumulative steelhead counts at Willamette Falls in mid June. This ain’t a good year. No news to any of you, huh. Those of us who have tried…

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