Oregon Fishing Reports

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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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

Fall Chinook are in, seaweed impedes in Tillamook, catches sporadic in north coast estuaries North Coast Fishing Report – After a great week (last week) coupled up with the soft tide series and a calm ocean, success rates have changed this week for many north coast fisheries. We’re still in peak season, but not all…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Ready, Set, Go! Columbia Chinook back on the table starting Saturday! Columbia River Fishing Report – With the recent run-size update, managers from Oregon and Washington met today to discuss additional time for the recreational fleet river-wide. Managers decided to open Chinook retention early, originally scheduled for September 23rd, now slated to open Saturday, September…

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SW Washington Fishing Report and Forecast

Columbia reopens Saturday, Cowlitz and Lewis are fair Chinook options too Vancouver Metro Area Smoky air has kept most sportsmen locked inside trying to draw a clean breath. A few die-hards have been out on the water, and for them the fishing has been improving. Chinook numbers crossing Bonneville Dam have been very good, and…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports

Smoke Clouds Opportunity, White River Clouds Deschutes This report is going to be pretty short for obvious reasons.  The devastation that has befallen the McKenzie, Santian, upper Clackamas, N. Umpqua and Rogue drainages is unprecedented.  In many areas the rivers in the fire locations are burnt right to the water’s edge for miles.  Unfortunately, the rain…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Clackamas and Sandy River Coho Start to Show Clackamas River Fishing Report – It’s time for Clackamas River coho to show, and although it’s predictably spotty fishing, there has been some fair activity from anglers working the lower Clackamas. Jason from Fisherman’s Marine and Outdoors in Oregon City reported some good action from the Bowling…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update

Columbia Set to Re-Open, Coho in the Clackamas, Sandy Willamette Valley/Metro – Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington met by phone today (Thursday, September 17th) to discuss the opportunity for additional time to pursue Chinook on the mainstem Columbia, prior to the pre-season plan on September 23rd. Managers decided to let the fishery prosecute starting…

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

States Set to Re-Open Chinook, From Buoy 10 to Pasco, WA Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s peak season and many didn’t think we’d be back on the water for more Chinook action. Managers took the proactive approach of managing conservatively, especially after a few over-predictions that can put us in a predicament. Now that…

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SW Washington Fishing Reports and Forecast

Due to an emergency evacuation, SW Washington editor Terry Otto is unable to report this week. As promised, TGF delivers 50 issues/year to our subscribers and right now, our thoughts and prayers are with Terry Otto and his family. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see Terry back in the saddle next week,…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update

Wildfires Dominating Landscape, Fall Chinook Are On the Run Willamette Valley/Metro – Anglers will be excited for another 3 days of Chinook opportunity in the Columbia River mainstem starting tomorrow (Friday). Pro trollers using spinners or super-baits should find fair to good action on the mainstem Columbia. There’s been good fishing at Bonneville (when they…

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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Clackamas and Sandy River Reports and Forecast

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Coho are starting to show in the lower reaches of the Clackamas River. Spinner casters are working the lower reaches of the river, but most anglers, at least those that have any sense about them, are paying more attention to the fires then they are about sportfishing right now. As…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports

Fires Devastate, Good Fall Fishing Ahead, When It’s Safe Hello Everyone!  What started out as a perfect start to this week – The wife and I put the sled in the Columbia Sunday morning and by 11am we had two kings and were heading back to Chinook Landing, turned into one of the worst weeks that…

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