Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 28th, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – Anglers are reminded to purchase their 2019 Oregon fishing licenses and tags before heading out on their next fishing, crabbing or clamming adventure. The new online licensing system makes it pretty easy to get the appropriate paperwork without even having to go to a retail store for purchase. High water and inclement weather…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 21st, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the season’s first flood event at hand, anglers will be anxious to try their hands at Steelheading in the “Metro Two,” otherwise known as the Clackamas and Sandy Rivers. Both rivers jumped to flood stage but will recede to questionable levels by the weekend. Regardless, any staging steelhead should be entering both…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 14, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – Anglers continue to wait for metro angling opportunity, the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers are still weeks away from kicking off. Pro guide Jeff Stoeger (503-704-7920)  of O2BFISHN Guide Service reports “Well, this week we saw the first real good rainfall of the year. The river is slowly climbing with this week long of rain.…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 7, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – Cold weather has gripped much of the Portland area, causing steelheaders to re-think their outing strategies, especially since it’s still early in the season. Steelhead are certainly present in the Sandy and Clackamas systems, a bitter east wind keeps Sandy River anglers especially cold given its proximity to the Columbia River Gorge. Catches have…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update November 30th, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – With local area hatchery coho seasons in the bag, anglers are now looking for early season steelhead in the Portland/Metro river systems. Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery tallied just over 3,700 returning adults to their facility, not bad considering a downturn in coho returns in the Northwest. The Clackamas should continue to…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update November 22nd, 2018

Team TGF wishes you and your family the best of the holiday season, we’re very thankful to have you as subscribers and will continue to work hard to catch you more fish. Happy Thanksgiving! Willamette Valley/Metro – Between the onset of cold weather and a hiatus between fish runs, metro fishing opportunities are limited. Thanksgiving had…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update November 1st, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – With fall fisheries winding down, anglers await their next best metro opportunity, not likely to come until closer to the New Year. Winter steelhead are still months away, but as salmon options fade into November, it’s forefront on the minds of many. Some are speculating, even in the face of a disappointing fall…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 19th, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – With so few options for salmon in the Portland/Metro area, anglers are looking to the coast for a fall chance at chrome, with most effort falling on Tillamook and Nehalem Bays. Passage at Bonneville remains depressed, that will surely have consequences for next year. The Sandy and Clackamas remain options for coho anglers…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 12th, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – With little to fish for in the Portland area, anglers are hinging their bets on a brighter future for salmon. Dam passage at Bonneville remains uninspiring, but jack coho counts are tracking above the 10-year average, indicating a much better year, next year. Chinook jack counts may indicate another down year for Chinook…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 4th, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – Chinook numbers remain depressed at Bonneville Dam and anglers will remain sidelined for the foreseeable future. The mainstem Columbia is closed to almost all fishing, catch and release sturgeon remains one of the few options. Coho are entering the Sandy and Clackamas River systems in better numbers now, but until significant precipitation…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update September 28th, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – With no mainstem Columbia opportunity for salmon in the recent past or near future, anglers were focused on the last of the 2 open days for sturgeon last Saturday. The results were not impressive as anglers reported slow fishing for both keepers and shakers on the 22nd. Numbers are fully tallied, this could…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update September 21st, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – With few mainstem Columbia River options right now, anglers in the Portland/Metro areas will be looking to the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers for early returning coho about to hit these systems in force. Effort remains fairly robust on each of these two rivers, but significant rains have yet to influence the river…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update September 14th, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the emergency closure at the end of the day on Wednesday (September 12th), anglers got their last licks in on Chinook, which are in peak migration in the middle river right now. Action had been sporadic by section but the lower deadline near the mouth of the Kalama River and the…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update September 7th, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – Mixed reports are coming from the troll and anchor fleet in the only remaining open stretch of the Columbia River, Warrior Rock to Bonneville Dam (and of course upstream of Bonneville too). This river reach will remain open until September 14th, when only the upstream of Bonneville Dam reach will be open…