Oregon Fishing Reports

Some action in Eastern Oregon

Central and Eastern Oregon – Results for redsides on the lower Deschutes has been fair to good recently while fishing for summer steelhead has been dismal. Why not concentrate efforts where there’s likely to be some action, then? Trout are responding to Blue-Winged Olive and Caddis patterns with an October Caddis Pupa a good bet…

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Rockfish on the Oregon coast

Central & South Coast Reports – This time of year, may anglers think of fishing rocks and jetties or boating nearshore for ling cod. While that logic is solid as these fish are moving shallower to spawn, charter boats out of Newport an Depoe Bay have been scoring well fishing deep water for lings. We…

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Looks like a banner season

North Coast Fishing Report – Following last weekend’s freshet, rivers went out of shape in what will likely be the last opportunity for fresh run fish. Admittedly, I largely blew the prediction of ample numbers of un-spawned steelhead available to anglers this week. Of course, the earliest reports came from small systems such as the…

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Clackamas is unfishable for the most part

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Clackamas levels, unfishable over the past weekend, have dropped and cleared. Fresh winter steelhead are in the system with water conditions and flow predicted to be excellent for the coming weekend. The Sandy system also got slammed by storms earlier this week but the river has recovered and…

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Sturgeon on the lower Willamette

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Water flow at Willamette Falls has once again started to drop with the temperature gradually rising to the mid-40s. According to the latest reading, the visibility is about one foot. Daily winter steelhead passage has once again dropped off to single digits. Waters of the McKenzie crested…

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Good opportunities

SW Washington- Good fishing district wide here too although we’ll start to transition into broodstock returns and more wild fish in the coming weeks. The Cowlitz remains the top bet but the Kalama and Lewis should also see fair action in the coming weeks. Sturgeon fishing in the Bonneville Pool has largely disappointed anglers so…

A few steelhead out there

Willamette Valley/Metro – A few steelhead are being taken by bank anglers on the lower Willamette. The better bet would be catch-and-release sturgeon fishing. Waters of the McKenzie are dropping and clearing although fishing here is slow. Winter steelhead are yet to show in sufficient number to create a fishery on the Santiams. While the…

Deschutes Update

Reader Sapo sent us this report on Wednesday this week, “I went to the Deschutes in 10-degree weather a week and a half ago, and the trout fishing is slow to fair, the steelhead fishing is about the same. We managed to hook up with a monster steelhead and a couple trout. Nymphs have been…

Look for Blue-Winged-Olives to Hatch Sooon

Central and Eastern Oregon – Trout fishing has been fair to good on the lower Deschutes this week. Look for Blue-Winged-Olives to hatch anytime rain starts to fall. Fly fishers have had steelhead grab their offerings with one angler landing (and releasing) a large native on Tuesday this week. Limits of kokanee have been taken…

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Steelhead Fishing Depends on Weather

North Coast Fishing Report – following last week’s rain freshet, steelheaders were reporting excellent catches along many coastal systems. Late last week, smaller rivers such as the Necanicum and North Fork Nehalem were producing limits for savvy anglers. Pro Guide Andy Betnar (503-791-4094) reported limits for him and his customers floating the upper reach of…

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Sandy River has been the Bright Spot

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Some steelheaders were heard to complain that water levels on the Clackamas had fallen to levels too low this week for decent fishing. Those complaints will be silenced over the next couple of days as storms bearing heavy rainfall are due to hit the valley. Water is low…

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Steelhead Starting with CR Sturgeon Looking Good

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – While data readings at Willamette Falls indicate the level dropping and the water clearing, this is due to change. Keep in mind that, due to the mass of water in the Willamette, change will take place more slowly than in tributaries and other valley rivers, as will…

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