Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 14, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 14, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com As for hot local fisheries, the redtail surfperch spawning in the Umpqua River above Winchester Bay went on a torrid bite. last week. Last weekend was Washington’s Free Fishing Weekend. Oregon’s next Free Fishing Weekend is on August 17th and 18th. An additional Free Fishing Weekend…

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Columbia River Fishing Report May 25th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Although we don’t have much to report on salmon-wise, hopefully that changes by this time next week. If you haven’t already heard, the Columbia re-opens to spring Chinook fishing on Friday. Here is the official press release: NEWS RELEASE Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife www.myodfw.com Contacts: John North (971)…

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Central and South Coast Fishing Reports Aug 4th, 2017

From TGF’s friend Pete Heley (PeteHeley.com) The finclipped ocean salmon season ended on July 31st with only a fraction of the 18,000 coho quota retained. Through July 23rd, 22.5 percent or 4,055 of the coho quota had been kept and those coho made up 87 percent of the retained ocean salmon catch through July 23rd.…

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Central and South Coast Fishing Reports June 30th, 2017

From our friend Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com. After a terrible week of Umpqua River pinkfin angling, the fishery rebounded bigtime over last weekend. On Saturday, a number of anglers had their boat limits already skinned and fileted by 7 am. Bass and panfish angling continues to be very good with the best fishing in the…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Aug 5th

Welp, it’s summer all right. With the water temperatures at Willamette Falls holding steady at 77 degrees since August 1st, one can only wonder what temps the lower river have achieved. One, count ‘em one spring Chinook valiantly fought his way up (or is it through, in this case?) the fish ladder (pipe, tunnel) to…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 24th – July 30th, 2015

Columbia River Fishing Report – Action for summer chinook is still going on, for reasons I can’t figure. Effort remains somewhat low but gorge anglers, at least on paper, seem to be doing the best with a fish per boat average checked over the weekend. With fewer and fewer summers crossing Bonneville, even this kind…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 5th – June 11th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s just a bit past peak spring chinook season on the north coast. Anglers are out in earnest as Chinook are slow to migrate upstream in the current low water scenario. Tillamook Bay anglers remain persistent with the bulk of the effort shifting to the upper bay on the current…

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Oregon Fisheries Update May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Oregon Fisheries Update May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Despite continued good numbers of Chinook passing Bonneville Dam, action remains subdued but at least anglers have opportunity right now. Chinook, shad and sturgeon are all worthwhile but only shad and sturgeon fishing is excellent. Boat anglers will get additional opportunity with the early opener of the water above Beacon…

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s peak season on the mainstem Columbia and only a few open days left. First things first, on a joint state compact call Wednesday afternoon, the states of Oregon and Washington decided on an additional 2 days of opportunity; Saturday, April 11th (the day after the originally modeled closure date)…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Columbia River Fishing Report – It was a no-brainer that we’d see a drastic improvement in spring Chinook action on the lower Columbia. Well, drastic may be pushing it a bit but anglers were tallying much more consistent results for salmon this week with improved catches coming from all areas of the lower river. Here…

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Columbia River Fishing Report

Spring Chinook anglers are trying their luck on the mainstem Columbia and largely coming up empty. Most would agree however that early fish are tasty fish and well worth the effort, especially in the nice weather we’ve been having. One report remains consistent throughout the fleet however, there are large numbers of sea-lions in the…

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Hagg Lake opens to fishing on Saturday

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Water flows at Willamette Falls are decreasing daily. Readings have dropped from 13,300 cfs to 11,200 cfs in the first five days of the month. The water temperature has been fairly steady in the high 40s. Fishing would improve with a little warmer water. McKenzie flows have…

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Winter fishing for rockfish and lingcod is excellent

Winter fishing for rockfish and lingcod is excellent when boats can get out. Launches should be possible early next week. In addition, ocean crabbing becomes legal once again starting December 1. In last week’s newsletter, the closure of Tenmile, Tahkenitch and Siltcoos was stated incorrectly. All of the above lakes will open for wild coho…

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