Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 3rd – July 9th, 2015

Columbia River fishing report – Although certainly not an uncommon sight, effort remains pitifully low for ocean salmon out of Astoria area. What’s especially odd given the good fishing, is that the action is quite good! Anglers fishing from the lower Columbia River are finding good numbers of Chinook and coho in adjacent waters outside…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report

On July 1st, counts at Willamette Falls reflected the story well for anglers sweltering in unseasonable-even-for-July heat. Zeros across the board; nothing moved. Is it any wonder? Feel that bead of sweat trickling down the side of your neck? Actually there was some summer steelhead movement as the passage of a single steelhead was recorded…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Same river, same story, different week. This, as the Clackamas continues its gradual moderation in level and flow. If there’s a difference this week, it’s in the water temperature as it’s higher than ever. While Sandy River water levels and flow have been fairly stable over the past 10 days or so, the water is…

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Central & South Coast Fishing Reports

Offshore conditions are marginal through the weekend. It’s worth checking but smaller craft are likely to be bay-bound. If forecasts remain accurate, for those able to get away into the coming week, the ocean will lay down, behave nicely and onshore winds will become pleasant breezes. ODFW news, July 2, 2015: Spring All-Depth season—landings during…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing

Trout fishing is fair on the lower Deschutes with Caddis and Pale Morning Duns significant now. Summer steelhead will be showing and if all goes well, should provide a worthwhile fishery by mid-July. Grande Ronde levels are low for this time of year which has caused some concern that the fall steelhead run may be…

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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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