Bulk of winter steelhead yet to arrive

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – As of mid-day Thursday, January 1st, the Clackamas is just below the 13-foot mark and flowing at approximately 4,000 cfs at Estacada. Fresh winter steelhead were taken earlier this week. Water temperatures are in the low to mid 40s. The run has yet to peak as…

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Action for plunkers

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – After cresting at 101,000 cfs at the Falls on Christmas day, the Willamette River started to drop. The last available reading online of 78,800 is December 30th. Despite the reduction in flow, visibility remains at less than a foot and that’s just fine for sturgeon…

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Better clam than crab

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Columbia River Fishing Report – Many of the commercial crabbers are pulling their gear as commercial keepers are becoming a rare catch in the lower Columbia estuary. There are still plenty of sport legals however although few are motivated to pursue them. A high tide series this weekend won’t produce optimum options either.…

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Bonneville and upstream pools open for sturgeon retention

Willamette Valley/Metro – The Bonneville and upstream pools open for sturgeon retention on the 1st. Here is the official press release from ODF&W: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/news/2014/december/121814b.asp States set winter sturgeon season for Bonneville Pool December 18, 2014 CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The Bonneville Pool and adjacent tributaries of the Columbia River will be open to the retention of…

Green Peter fishing slow

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”194,72″] Central and Eastern Oregon – Steelheading on the Deschutes is scratch fishing at this time of year but if you can hook into one, chances are it’ll be big. There are some B-run fish in the river now. While there are fish upstream from the mouth, the better percentages are in the stretch…

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Chinook lingering at Indian Creek

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Central & South Coast Reports – High winds and heavy rains have pummeled the central Oregon coast this week. As a consequence, storm-watching has replaced offshore fishing out of the ports of Depoe Bay and Newport. Conditions for the weekend and into the coming week are for high winds and rough seas. Stay…

Stay off the ocean

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] North Coast Fishing Report – It’s steelhead time on the north coast and with the bulk of the early run about to hit north coast rivers, the current rain freshet we’re on is the one to get excited about. We’ll go over most of those options in the forecast section so let’s stay…

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In between seasons

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Waters of the Clackamas are on the rise today but are forecast to start a drop, the trend of which is predicted to continue over the coming week. Sandy River levels which have been a roller coast since the first of December are expected to continue…

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Sturgeon fishing might be it on the Willamette

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Water level of the Willamette at the Falls has been rising and falling over the past couple of weeks. It will likely be coming up once again following rain this week. Winter steelhead are crossing the Falls at an increasing, albeit still modest pace, for…

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Crabbing might be it

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Columbia River Fishing Report – With nothing going on in the mainstem below Bonneville, crabbing is the only real option for those needing to recreate on the north coast. High winds however is scaring away more participants, even though weather forecasters have been wrong about 9 out of the last 10 times. What…

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It’s Transition Time

Willamette Valley/Metro – The Willamette River level has been dropping at the Falls but that will soon change. Catch and release sturgeon fishing is good and is the only fishing available on the lower Willamette. While McKenzie River levels have been dropping, that will change with December rains. Fishing is slow. The Santiams offer nothing…

Crooked River is often rewarding

Central and Eastern Oregon – No one expects much in the way of hatches on the lower Deschutes at this time of year but there will be come BWO and caddis larvae in the river so if targeting trout, throwing those imitations or a size 18 egg fly will serve best. It will be slow.…

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