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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Willamette Coho Showing, Can’t Pass Willamette Falls Willamette River Fishing Report – Although coho are present, hatchery fish destined for the Clackamas River aren’t wasting any time milling around the mouth of the Clackamas. There are plenty of non-clipped coho that will utilize the upper Willamette River, but they don’t become legally consumable until after…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho begin to show, may not pass Willamette Falls this year Willamette River Fishing Report – For the few versed in successfully fishing for coho in the mainstem Willamette, now is the time to go. Hatchery fish should make up a significant portion of the catch this early in the season, but wild or unclipped…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Coho Starting To Show; Wildfires Are the Focus Willamette River Fishing Report – With wildfires dominating the landscape, there aren’t many thinking about fishing right now. Air quality is unhealthy and frankly, the risk isn’t worth the reward. That said, fish are starting to show up. The mouth of the Clackamas and just downriver are…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Spring Chinook Effectively Over, Anglers Await Coho Willamette River Fishing Report – Willamette River anglers have left the building. The spring Chinook run is effectively over and anglers are preparing for the fall run of Chinook destined for the mainstem Columbia in the coming weeks. It was a good late-season bite that many took advantage…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Still Some Springers But Fading Fast Willamette River Fishing Report – Just when you thought it was safe to pull your gear out of the water, folks are still catching spring Chinook in the Willamette River. It’s late, the bulk of the spring Chinook are well on their way to the spawning grounds and there…

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Willamette Santiam and McKenzie Rivers Fishing Report and Forecast

Springers Fade, Santiams/McKenzie Fishing Good for Spring Chinook Willamette River Fishing Report – The springer bite continues to fade and with no creel report, and local guides switching to other fisheries, reports are becoming even more scarce. For all intents and purposes, the Willamette is done for the year and even sturgeon catches are fading.…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Willy Still Giving Up Springers, Summer Steelhead Still Depressed Willamette River Fishing Report – Spring Chinook anglers are reluctant to give up on the fishery, and continue to catch fish throughout the lower Willamette River. Trollers working the head of the channel (the opposite side of the entrance to the channel, along the Portland bank)…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Springers Still Biting in the Harbor, Sturgeon, Shad on the Outs Willamette River Fishing Report – Reports of a steady spring Chinook bite are still coming for most mornings at the head of the Multnomah Channel. It’s been a surprising win streak for this gentlemen’s fishery and although it won’t last long, we should get…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Although Springers are Fading, the Bite is Not Willamette River Fishing Report – Cooler than normal temperatures on the Willamette have kept late-running spring Chinook biting and anglers interested in the largely Portland Harbor troll fishery. You’ve heard us say it more than once, it’s an early morning show and anglers should have another few…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

The Sturgeon Opener Underwhelmed; Springers Are Still An Option Willamette River Fishing Report – Not many would have expected the spring Chinook opportunity to overshadow the first catch and keep sturgeon fishery on the Willamette this week, but sturgeon anglers came away quite disappointed from the Saturday opener. Reports from anglers were pretty consistent; poor…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette is still booting out rather impressive catches of spring Chinook given the depressed return this year. Guides are reporting 20 to 30 fish a day coming from the St. Johns area of the lower Willamette. Although not a surprise that catches are happening, the catch rates in the…

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Webinar Driftboating and bank fishing the Wilson River with Pro Guide Bob Rees January 20th

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