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Willamette River Fishing Report April 24th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – The lower Willamette River was once again the place to be, especially if it was hatchery fish you were seeking. The reach from the mouth to St. Johns Bridge, including Multnomah Channel produced over 500 keeper springers last week, the best of the season of course. There were reliable reports…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast April 17th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Another mediocre week of spring Chinook fishing in what most determine as near peaks season for Willamette River anglers. The lower Willamette (From the mouth to the St. Johns Bridge, including the Multnomah Channel) yielded the most keeper fish (288 and an additional 58 released) for also having the greatest…

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Update from ODF&W

Beginning Friday, April 10 at midnight, all hunting and recreational fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be limited to Oregon residents only, in order to limit travel and protect rural communities While most seasons are open, many locations to fish, hunt, crab and clam are closed to public access due to COVID-19 including boat…

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Special For Members

To All Our Members, We Thank You! We know times are tough for outdoor enthusiasts right now. Despite the lack of opportunity available, due to the weak returns of salmon and steelhead we’ve experienced recently, the Shelter-At-Home order and the closure of our area’s boat ramps has dampened spirits and quelled opportunity when the weather…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast April 10th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – With water conditions ideal, weather conditions very appealing, and as we enter into peak season for spring Chinook, the Willamette is inundated with anglers despite a shelter-in-place order by the Governor. Can’t say I blame folks however, it’s a personal decision and depending on where and whom you recreate with,…

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Willamette River Fishing Report April 3rd, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – COVID-19 hasn’t seem to have stopped the motivation for a Willamette River spring Chinook. Yes, effort did drop since the previous week, but it’s hard to say if it was because of the COVID-19 virus or a change in the weather. I’m sure both were factors. You can look at…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 27th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing is picking up on the mainstem Willamette, although anglers may be having a hard time finding a place to launch their boats. You can review the catch statistics from the link below, but overall and as expected, fishing has picked up this week. The surprising statistic is…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 20th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Effort was only slightly on the rise for Willamette River spring Chinook anglers. Last week’s catch and effort statistics can best be summed up from ODF&W itself. Lower River (Mouth to St Johns Bridge, including the Multnomah Channel – 9 spring Chinook kept, 6 released for 919 angler trips. Middle…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 13th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Although spring Chinook anglers are out in ernst, they are not often coming home with a March prized spring Chinook. There are certainly fish in the system with numbers likely building daily, but there is a lot of effort for little catch going on as of now. The first week…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 6th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette is in great condition for all kinds of fishing opportunity, if only they just existed right now. There are still a fair number of anglers trying, and of course there are springers being caught nearly every day, just not in great numbers. The spring Chinook anglers just can’t…

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Willamette River Fishing Report February 28th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Despite great water conditions to pursue early returning spring Chinook, most anglers are coming up empty. Some might be surprised following a handful of successful anglers at mid-month, but that is often the case after some of those “pilot” springers are caught following the first significant rain freshet/blow-out of early…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast February 21st, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – After a slight bump early this week, the Willamette is dropping back down to a nice level and spring Chinook anglers have been fast after it again late this week. Springers are being caught nearly every day, with Sellwood and the Milwaukie area prime places to target for rare early…

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Willamette River Fishing Report February 14th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report February 14th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – With the season’s first spring Chinook reported from Wednesday of this week, anglers will experience a sense of heightened excitement and this weekend gives many a reason to be enthused. First of all, you can fish for free. Second of all, there are spring Chinook in the river, and they…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast February 7th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – I think folks know the story here, the Willamette remains high and muddy, and won’t be coming down into fishable shape in the very near future. We’re expecting another bump over the weekend, and then a gradual fall after mid-week. We’re still many days away from dreaming of a Willamette…

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Willamette River Fishing Report January 31st, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – You might know where this is going. High, colored water kept anglers off the water and for good reason. There’s no reason to be on it. It’s too high and frankly a bit dangerous and fish would likely be fairly scattered for the catching. It’d be a pity of the…

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