Oregon Fishing Reports

Driftboat Fishing Webinar Nov 24th

November is driftboat season for fall Chinook along the North Oregon Coast. Pro Guide Chris Vertopoulos has been floating the Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, Kilchis and Nehalem Rivers for decades and brings his 25 years of experience to our November 24th webinar. Chris will explain what rivers fish best during what time frame and what strategies…

Northwest Oregon Fishing Report and Forecast

Chinook Are Still A Rare Catch In The District; Chum-A-Plenty But Illegal To Target North Coast Fishing Report – It’s still touch and go for Tillamook County anglers. Reports from Thursday (11/19) indicate that fishing remains challenging for fall Chinook in the district’s rivers. Those that fished the Kilchis River on Thursday found that Kilchis…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update

Willamette Valley/Metro – With only a few fish still going over Bonneville Dam, along with fall-like, some would say winter-like weather piling in, interest is tapering for mainstem action. A few dark Chinook remain in the Bonneville reach and anglers fishing near the mouth of the Klickitat have about another week of opportunity for fresh…

SW Oregon Fishing Report

From the ODF&W recreation report for this district: CHETCO RIVER: Chinook, winter steelhead Chinook are scattered throughout the river and anglers are enjoying excellent river conditions. Temporary regulations, except the low water closure (see below) are still in effect. Anglers are entering into the second year of a restrictive in-river Chinook fishery as the river’s chinook…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

Avid angler Tim Moran is going to be off for a few weeks, but stated winter is like a washing machine for this district’s fisheries, “Rinse and repeat!” In other words, last week’s report still has a lot of application for this week’s interested readers. Central and Eastern Report – Hello all!  Remember what I…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Coho Still Crossing Willamette Falls, But It’s A Long Wait For Springers Willamette River Fishing Report – With not much to work with, Willamette River anglers have pretty much folded up the lawn chair for the season. It won’t be long however, before Meldrum Bar plunkers begin pursuit of the unicorn formally known as winter…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Coho Winding Down, Winter Steelhead Still Weeks Away Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas remains high and colored, which makes for great migration conditions for late-returning coho that should be in the system. With most of the hatchery coho banging down the doors at the Eagle Creek Hatchery, anglers aren’t very motivated for catch…

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Southwest Washington Fishing Update

North Fork Lewis River winter steelhead-Terry OttoRivers blown out as late run coho start winding down Covd-19 Update—With the Covid-19 virus spiking in Washington State, anglers are reminded to please fish only with members of their own household, avoid crowded areas, and use social distancing to protect themselves and others from the disease. No one…

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Columbia River Fishing Report

Despite Open Season, Chinook and Coho Are Nearly Gone on the Mainstem Columbia River Fishing Report – Chinook and coho passage at Bonneville Dam remains low, but there’s still a couple dozen fish per day crossing the facility. Between low catch rates and inclement weather, interest is running low however. There remains however, a few…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Despite Good Water Conditions, Chinook Largely Absent from North Coast Streams North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been a depressing November on the north coast. What historically had been a productive time for fall Chinook, ever since mid-October, anglers have been struggling for consistent results for later returning fall Chinook to the North Coast. Wilson…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Coho Still Present; Clackamas Clocks First Steelhead Clackamas River Fishing Report – Much to my surprise, a few hatchery coho were reported in the Clackamas this week. Traditionally, almost all of the hatchery coho are awaiting processing at the hatchery facility by this time, with very few fresh hatchery fish available. The hatchery continues to…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Coho Over, Fall and Winter Sturgeon to Look Forward to Willamette River Fishing Report – With the coho run largely over Willamette Falls, anglers will turn their focus on catch and release sturgeon fishing for the fall and winter months, anticipating when the first spring Chinook will be caught, most likely by a Sellwood Bridge…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports

Central and Eastern Report – Hello all!  Remember what I said about Central and Eastern Oregon shaking off the coming winter for another week…well that’s done because it promises to be a wild weekend with low snow levels and lots of wind and precipitation.  On lousy days the one thing you can count on is…

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