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Willamette River Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Still nothing to write home about but soon, there will be some interest in salmon fishing near the mouth of the Clackamas. Some boats anchor just downstream of the mouth, in pursuit of coho, but again, we’re still many weeks away from the peak of the season here. Until then,…

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Willamette River Fishing Reports – July 26th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Reports – July 26th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – We’re shutting down the Willamette section until coho arrive, but you can get a good dose of what’s going on in the Willamette Valley by going to the ODF&W web site HERE. The Willamette River itself is more favorable for warm water species right now.

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Willamette River Fishing Report July 19th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report July 19th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With no salmonid opportunities at this time, we’ve simply cut and paste the ODF&W report for the Willamette River. Here it is: WILLAMETTE RIVER: catch-and-release sturgeon, bass, walleye, other warmwater species Warmwater fishing remains as the only viable option for anglers in the lower Willamette at this time of year. Look…

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Willamette River Fishing Report July 12th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With spring Chinook season effectively over, we’ll be ramping down our Willamette reporting for the next few months. It’s warmwater species time on this system, of which I’m far from an expert. Good luck! Summer steelhead passage on they system is not great either so upper basin systems will produce…

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Willamette River Fishing Report July 5th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report July 5th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – This may very well be the last week we report on the Willamette for the next few months. We’re on the last legs of the spring Chinook run and besides warm water species, this river is about a wrap. Trollers working the Portland Harbor continue to see occasional spurts of…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s much the same on the mainstem Willamette; sporadic spring Chinook catches in the Portland Harbor and shad fishing at Oregon City remains productive, but tapering. It’s business as usual, without as many fish. Portland Harbor trollers are still catching fair numbers of spring Chinook, and that should last about…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Some of the lowest catches of the season took place on the lower Willamette this week. Effort has tapered as well, and there was a flurry of activity in the Oregon City area this week. And by flurry I mean 11 hatchery keepers for 130 boats for the week; just…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s still challenging fishing for Willamette River anglers. Creel reports have ceased for the middle river, but that was the least productive anyway. The few springers harvested in the upper reach were all of wild origin and anglers averaged about a fish for every 10 rods in the lower reach,…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 7th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 7th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s been another week of sub-par fishing on the Willamette, although the fishing in the Portland Harbor is somewhat impressive. The Multnomah Channel and lower Portland Harbor continue to produce the best catch rates, but we’re seeing an increase in wild fish in the system. HERE is the reach by…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 31st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 31st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s been another low-producing week for Willamette River spring Chinook anglers, the second lowest catch week in the last decade. It’s odd to see so little effort in late May in Oregon City, everyone is shad fishing, there’s very little effort for spring Chinook. HERE is the reach-by-reach catch on…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 24th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 24th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It was another week of sub-par fishing on the Willamette. Under 200 spring Chinook were taken for the week, which is close to a tie for the lowest production week within the last decade for sampling week 20. The same pattern exists, catches are best in the lower reach of…

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Willamette River Fishing Report May 17th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report May 17th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Well, the Willamette sure cleared out. With consistent flows and rising temperatures, interest in long hours and few fish are starting to get to people. Spring Chinook are present, they just not all that willing. Effort dropped off dramatically during this alleged “peak season,” where anglers are starting to re-focus…

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