Oregon Fishing Reports

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing remains predictably challenging. Low district rivers are keeping springers in the estuary, but there just aren’t that many springers in the system. The focus lately has been in the upper bay and a few fish are being caught every day, with a sporadic good day here and…

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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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Columbia River Fishing Report June 21st, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report June 21st, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With steelhead fishing poor, the main focus on the lower Columbia is catch and release sturgeon, and it’s good! And of course we have an offshore coho opener to look for, but more on that later. You can read Terry Otto’s column if you want a pre-cursor. Here is the…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21st, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports No new updates from Pete this week. From ODF&W Ocean salmon fishing for Chinook salmon from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt is open. Chinook must be a minimum of 24-inches long. The ocean opens to fin-clipped coho salmon on June 22. Bottomfishing has been good when the ocean lays down and…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Another week of ZERO catch in the creel check for Clackamas River anglers. It’s almost comical at this point. A grand total of 6 wild spring Chinook have been recorded, just a few fish less than the summer steelhead also taken on the Clackamas. Just because I don’t have anything…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update June 21st, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update June 21st, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – The doldrums of summer are setting in for metro area rivers. The Willamette continues to produce mediocre late-season spring Chinook fishing in the Portland Harbor and effort for salmon saw a jump at Willamette Falls as well. Counts at Willamette Falls remain depressed, not even half of what the predicted pre-season prediction has…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 21, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From Tim Moran Tim’s off the grid this week. From ODF&W Annual monitoring of the Crooked River will take place June 17-21 from the Big Bend campground to Cobble Rock campground. Anglers are encouraged to avoid this reach during the sampling. Chinook fishing on Hood River has been pretty…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s still relatively quiet on the spring Chinook front. As a matter of fact, fishery managers have a growing concern that the hatchery may not make broodstock this season, so they closed the hatchery hole on the Trask River effective Thursday. HERE is the official press release. The return is…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Well, this will be easy… Summer Chinook season is closed, summer steelhead action is poor, and not many are participating in the catch and release sturgeon fishery, which is performing quite well. I’ll just skip to the creel report, you won’t be impressed: On Saturday’s (6/8) flight, 62 salmonid boats…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – As reported in the Fisheries Update section, a hatchery spring Chinook has yet to be recorded in the creel census this season. Nuff said about that, good luck. Summer steelhead action hasn’t been all that much better. There were a handful of summers reported last week, but so far from…

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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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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 14, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 14, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports From Tim Moran Tim’s off the grid this week. From ODF&W Annual monitoring of the Crooked River will take place June 17-21 from the Big Bend campground to Cobble Rock campground. Anglers are encouraged to avoid this reach during the sampling. Chinook harvest continues on the Hood River with…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update June 14th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update June 14th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Spring Chinook trollers fishing the Portland Harbor and the Multnomah Channel are averaging a salmon for nearly every 10 rods days of effort. The mark rate remains around 70% with fish falling to Pro-Trolls and size 3.5 spinners in the warming Willamette. Herring remain an option as well, but fish seem most responsive…

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 14, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 14, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com As for hot local fisheries, the redtail surfperch spawning in the Umpqua River above Winchester Bay went on a torrid bite. last week. Last weekend was Washington’s Free Fishing Weekend. Oregon’s next Free Fishing Weekend is on August 17th and 18th. An additional Free Fishing Weekend…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 7th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 7th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Yes, it’s still spring Chinook season in Tillamook County, but if you find yourself coming across one, you had better consider a lottery ticket because you’re one of the rare ones. A minus tide this week will keep anglers focused on upper bay fishing, where catches have been light despite…

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