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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for September 11th

Of passing interest is that nearly 300 fall Chinook have been counted at Willamette Falls along with over 800 jacks. A handful of coho adults and jacks have also been seen here. A modest surge in summer steelhead crossing since the 1st of September drew a few comments from anglers but as the daily counts…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report For Sept 4, 2015

While rain falling at last in the Pacific Northwest didn’t bring about an end to the drought, it was catalyst for a number of changes in rivers and streams, not the least of which was the lifting of a precedent-setting fishing curfew as of September 1st. The emergency regulation which closed the lower Willamette was…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for August 28th

Water temperatures have been 76 degrees at Willamette Falls. Not much else matters with the lower river closed to all but warm water fishing, except for those who fish for these species in which case it’s pretty good. Level and flow on the McKenzie have changed little over the past week with the lower river temperature…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for August 21st

Water temperature was at 77 degrees at Willamette Falls as of Wednesday this week with water flows continuing to decrease. Chinook counts changed officially from spring to fall fish starting August 16th with a few crossing daily. While there is usually a little fluctuation in the water on the McKenzie, both the level and flow…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report

The latest water temperature reading at Willamette Falls was 76 degrees but that was nine days ago. Does anyone care? Neither do the data gatherers. Unless you’re warm water fishing (which is a pretty good bet) there’s nothing of interest to anglers on the lower Willamette. Water level and flow at the McKenzie River has…

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Willamette, McKenzie and Santiam Rivers Fishing Report and Forecast August 7th – August 13th, 2015

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Fish movement over Willamette Falls is not of much interest to anglers at this time of year (at least until coho start to show). An uptick in fish passage last week was noted. Water temperatures are showing signs of moderation with the latest readings in the mid-70s.…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report and Forecast July 31 – August 6th, 2015

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Perhaps it was the passing showers a few days ago. Of course it was. Water temperatures at Willamette Falls plummeted from 81 degrees to a bone-chilling 75 and the flow, well, the flow changed very little. Regardless, there are a few fish crossing now which is sorta…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – July 23rd

From the ODFW: WILLAMETTE ZONE ANGLING HOUR RESTRICTIONS: Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2 P.M. to one hour before sunrise, daily. The following areas will remain open for…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report July 17th

Angling for trout salmon, steelhead and sturgeon will be prohibited at all times in the Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls, including the Clackamas River up to the Interstate 205 Bridge, the Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River. At 2,000 cfs, the McKenzie remains low but fishable. The entire Santiam system is at summer level…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report July 10th – July 16th, 2015

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – This writer didn’t look back over previous years of data to see if there was record of Willamette Falls flow at less than the current 5,730 cfs but that’s the low. To further complicate the situation, current water temperature is 81 degrees. Needless to say but said…

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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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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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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report and Forecast June 19th – June 25th, 2015

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Not being one for the tedium of statistics research, this writer looked back over only five years’ data for past cumulative steelhead counts at Willamette Falls in mid June. This ain’t a good year. No news to any of you, huh. Those of us who have tried…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report

Fish passage at Willamette Falls continues to be somewhat of an enigma. While hundreds of spring Chinook passing daily have pushed to cumulative total to the neighborhood of 47,000, a remarkable number exceeding early-season predictions, steelhead totals are a yawn-inspiring figure lower than 2,000. Summer numbers this low certainly makes tributary steelhead a challenge. While…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for June 5th

Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, will be Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend for 2015. No licenses or tags are required to pursue any fish, bivalve, shrimp or carb critters. Expect to see a some additional participants wherever you fish as new anglers try their hand at our favorite sport and enthusiasts show friends and…

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