Oregon Fishing Reports

North Coast Fishing Report March 27th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s getting a bit harder to gauge just how good the fishing is on the north coast, with folks obeying the “stay at home” directive from the Governor. Add that in with the fact almost all of the boat ramps in Tillamook County are on lock-down and it’s just not…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 27th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing is picking up on the mainstem Willamette, although anglers may be having a hard time finding a place to launch their boats. You can review the catch statistics from the link below, but overall and as expected, fishing has picked up this week. The surprising statistic is…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 27th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Like the Sandy and other metro rivers, effort on the Clackamas has waned in recent days. Respecting the guidelines to flatten the COVID-19 curve, folks are staying put and wondering just how great it would be to have the river all to yourself, don’t deny it, it’s been a fantasy…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and No Need for a Forecast March 27th, 2020

Columbia River Fishing Report – As we mentioned in the Fisheries Update section of this newsletter, fishing on the mainstem Columbia has been less than impressive. Only 36 spring Chinook have passed Bonneville Dam to date, far more than have been recorded in the creel checks as of late. For those that haven’t heard, Oregon…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 27th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update March 27th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – Even though Columbia River salmon fishing remained very slow, we were on the verge of coming into peak season but anglers will be denied access to Columbia River springers until further notice. The press release says salmon and steelhead fishing will remain closed until at least April 8th, but I don’t think…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 27th, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 27th, 2020

From avid angler and friend Tim Moran: First, the big news – With State Parks shut down there is no access to, or fishing available on Lake Billy Chinook. The Warm Springs tribe has also shut down their portion of the Metolius arm so LBC is virtually closed until May 8th (as of today).  Also, with…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 20th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been another quiet week for steelheaders on the north Oregon coast. Low water conditions continue to persist, but savvy anglers are finding ways to get into fish. It’s simply time for steelhead to enter the river, they are just more wary now than if we had good water conditions.…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast March 20, 2020

Columbia River Fishing Report – The weekend creel report speaks for itself. Although there was no check in the gorge fishery, downstream areas consistently reported no fish, no fish, no fish. Neither the bank or boat fishery produced creelable catches this weekend. It’s early for spring Chinook on the mainstem. The bulk of the springers…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 20th 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Anglers fishing the Clackamas have been reporting challenging fishing. After the early spurt of fish, many got excited for a robust return this year. Although there are certainly catchable numbers of fish available, anglers will still have to work for them in the current low water conditions. The good weather…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 20th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Effort was only slightly on the rise for Willamette River spring Chinook anglers. Last week’s catch and effort statistics can best be summed up from ODF&W itself. Lower River (Mouth to St Johns Bridge, including the Multnomah Channel – 9 spring Chinook kept, 6 released for 919 angler trips. Middle…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fishing Report March 20th, 2020

Oregon and SW Washington Fishing Report March 20th, 2020

Willamette Valley/Metro – Spring Chinook effort and catch stayed relatively similar to last week although statistically speaking, anglers this week caught slightly fewer fish and certainly fewer keepers. Like last year, upper river anglers fishing the Oregon City area only caught wild fish, requiring release. Our theory from last year was that all the keepers…

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 20th, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 20th, 2020

From avid angler and friend Tim Moran: Lower Deschutes River –   – Trout fishing is good. Fishing nymphs throughout the day will take most fish but look of hatches of BWO, caddis and even some sallies.  The weather is going to be great and this will be the first shot at some really good dry…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast March 13th, 2020

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been another slow week for steelheaders on the north coast. Persistent low water conditions have kept people away, but the guides that are still working, are having to work hard for their catch. The Nestucca remains the top river of choice for interest, but guides are hustling their way…

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