Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update February 1st, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Although steelhead season is rapidly headed toward peak season, catches have remained fair-at-best in the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers. Fluctuating flows due to the freezing level haven’t helped much either, but anglers have been waiting for February to come, and with it, more consistent catches of winter steelhead. Both the Sandy and Clackamas…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 25th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Following the last significant rain freshet, the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers came into fishable shape earlier this week. Anglers still struggled in the higher flows, but better numbers of fish were starting to show on each of these river systems. Broodstock collection is still lagging behind last year’s sweep, but there is still…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 18th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – It’s been a chilly several days for metro steelheaders. The Sandy River in particular falls prey to bitter east winds from the Gorge, shutting down what bite was there, and making for uncomfortable conditions for those still in pursuit. There’s been a bit of a lull for action here, but a weather…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 11th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro –  Clackamas and Sandy River anglers are gearing up for better catches in the coming weeks. Steelhead on both systems are starting to show with more frequency with some quality fish over 10 pounds coming from both river systems recently. For the Clackamas, anglers should focus on the river downstream of Barton Park.…

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 4th, 2019

For those having trouble tagging fish with the new ODF&W app, an update is available, go HERE to find more info. 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. It’s easy to forget the new year requirement, especially if…

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…