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Oregon and SW Washington Fishing Report March 20th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fishing Report March 20th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – Spring Chinook effort and catch stayed relatively similar to last week although statistically speaking, anglers this week caught slightly fewer fish and certainly fewer keepers. Like last year, upper river anglers fishing the Oregon City area only caught wild fish, requiring release. Our theory from last year was that all the keepers…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 13th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 13th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – Despite great water conditions, it’s still early for any large numbers of spring Chinook to be present in the Portland/Metro area. Late March is more feasible and from the reports we’re getting, that seems to be more factual than most would care to believe. It’s just hard to pass up such beautiful…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 6th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 6th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – The Willamette has remained in oddly good shape for salmon and steelhead fishing. Both fisheries aren’t performing all that well but that’s because few pursue the mostly wild return of steelhead and the spring Chinook return isn’t overly robust this year either. The steelhead return, however, is surprisingly great for what we’ve…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update February 28th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update February 28th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – After a flurry of spring Chinook activity on the Willamette River, the tide has turned and anglers are having to work hard for success. Interest seems to keep growing, as more boats are starting to ply the waters of the Willamette near Oregon City as of late. A consistent creel program won’t…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update February 14th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update February 14th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – Well, it’s official. The first spring Chinook of the Willamette River was caught on Wednesday, a 15 pounder caught on a herring and flasher in the Sellwood Bridge area. Although not surprising that a February springer would be caught, it is a bit surprising that under these still somewhat colored up conditions…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update February 7th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update February 7th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the Columbia running brown downstream of the Willamette, anglers on the mainstem have given it a reprieve lately. Once it begins to drop however, interest will escalate once again as February springers, destined for the Willamette River, once again become a possibility. Oh yea, winter steelhead too. And speaking of the…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 24th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 24th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – With rivers remaining high now, and for the foreseeable future, steelheaders will once again be challenged by high water conditions. Prior to the current high water event, there were some quality steelhead taken on the Sandy. The Clackamas hasn’t been quite as productive, which is predictable. Here’s what pro guide Jeff Stoeger…

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Oregon Fisheries Update January 17th, 2020

Oregon Fisheries Update January 17th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – There hasn’t been much opportunity in the Portland/Metro area this week. High water kept most from effectively fishing and those that did get out, weren’t very impressed with the results. Here’s what pro guide Jeff Stoeger (503-704-7920) had to say about Sandy River fishing, “Hello All. Fishing is improving everyday with more…

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Show up for Salmon

Nearly 20 years ago, we (Bob Rees and brother Doug) started The Guide’s Forecast to bring a community of anglers together in what we thought would be a platform for advocacy for Pacific Northwest Fisheries. Although we’ve certainly enjoyed bringing you the most complete and accurate fishing information and forecast for all these years, I…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 3rd, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update January 3rd, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – Despite some effort out for steelhead in the region, damp weather has kept anglers from getting too excited and seeing any large degree of success this week. Rivers bumped up on New Years Day with another bump in the forecast that will likely keep folks home rather than on the water for…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 27th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 27th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Following the recent high water event in the valley, rivers are back on the drop and anglers are coming out from under their rocks in pursuit of steelhead and sturgeon once again. Unfortunately, the fish aren’t cooperating all that much. The Willamette is just now coming back on line for sturgeon fishing…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 20th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 20th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – With little to fish for in the metro area rivers, anglers are busily doing other good stuff this time of year. It won’t be too long before steelhead start to show in better numbers on the Sandy and hopefully the Clackamas too. Until then there aren’t many options. Pro guide Jeff Stoeger…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 13th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 13th, 2019

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 6th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update December 6th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Did somebody shut the water off? Winter steelhead passage at Willamette Falls has dropped to zero. I don’t think there’s any sea lions to thwart them, just low water at this point. There may be some steelhead stacking up by Goat Island, but no one is fishing for them. Catch and release…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update November 28th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update November 28th, 2019

HOLIDAY WEEKEND SPECIAL! Happy Thanksgiving! We’re grateful to our subscribers and the incredible natural resources we get to enjoy in the Pacific Northwest! Here’s our BLACK FRIDAY deals that every angler should reel in! It’s likely that the angler in your family has invested thousands of dollars into the sport they so cherish so why…

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