Oregon Fishing Reports

Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report for Oct 2nd

Summer steelhead are being landed daily on the Deschutes now. Blue-bodied #4 Blue Fox spinners with a silver blade have been an effective favorite recently. Action will slow for a day or two, then pick right back up again. Now that water temperatures have returned to seasonal norms, there should be no more hot water…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Oct 2nd

Although the depth restriction of 30 fathoms for bottom fishers was lifted on October 1st and all depths may now be explored, boats may not fish for bottom fish and halibut at the same time. A statement to the contrary was recently reversed by the ODFW (see below). As it stands right now, the nearshore…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Oct 2nd

Once again over the past 10 days, Clackamas River water levels gradually dropped from low to lower. Forecasts show some extremely modest and occasional with showers in the coming week although that may be enough to turn coho from the non-biters they seem to be historically on the Clack into ravenous water wolves, we think…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Oct 2nd

With water temperatures dipping to the lower 60s, passage of salmon is picking up at Willamette Falls. Nearly 150 fall Chinook crossed on Sunday, September 25th alone to help push the latest cumulative total to nearly 1,300. Daily coho numbers have been ramping up since mid-September with the total as of September 29th topping 400.…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for September 25th

Despite good days and not-so-good days for steelheaders on the lower Deschutes, the vast majority of anglers have taken fish home this week. Steelhead counts at Sherars Falls have been good recently with 50 or 60 hatchery fish a day not unusual. They are in the river and on the with water temperature are good,…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for September 25th

Razor clamming along the entire Oregon coast has been closed since May 14 due to elevated levels of domoic acid in the clams. These levels have been slow to fall so an opening for razors is unlikely for some time. While salmon fishing out of Newport and Depoe Bay remains slow, the few Chinook and…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for September 25th

Clackamas water levels remain lower than even the season would dictate. According to river forecasts, there will be no relief from precipitation this week. Fortunately, coho will run upstream almost without regard to water conditions due to their powerful urge to spawn. The Sandy River experienced a bump in level and flow from rainfall on…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for September 25th

Now that water temperatures have fallen to the mid-60s as measured at Willamette Falls, fish movement has picked up. Nearly 1,000 fall Chinook adults have been counted along with about 230 coho. There should be a slight increase in flows (with emphasis on slight) with showers falling today. While the river gauge at Vida indicated…

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Oregon Fisheries Update September 25th – October 1st, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Trollers working the water downstream of the Portland airport continue to surprise themselves with good success using frozen herring, Brads Lures or spinners near the bottom. This technique is primarily used for spring chinook but every once in a while, Columbia River fall fish succumb to this method. If you…

North Coast Fishing Report September 25th – October 1st, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – as we enter peak season on the north Oregon coast for salmon, dedicated anglers are not driving away disappointed from the north coast major chinook fisheries. Starting with Tillamook Bay, the ocean adjacent to the Bay entrance as well as the jaws themselves have been producing excellent catches of Chinook…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast September 24th – October 1st, 2015

Columbia River Fishing Report – Buoy 10 anglers remain scarce, and for good reason. The coho run has failed to return in fishable number. It’s clear now, the run is a bust. Nothing is more telling than ocean action. One guide from the area reported only three salmon, of which one was a chinook, from a four-hour…

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