Willamette River Fishing Report November 1st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With coho passage at Willamette Falls on the decline, interest and success is starting to taper. There are over 7,100 coho over Willamette Falls at this time so holding areas upstream of the mouth of the Tualatin should produce results for persistent anglers. As for the Oregon City area, the…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast October 25th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast October 25th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery reports that around 3,000 adult coho have entered the facility. Last year’s total run was around 3,700 by late November so things are looking good for a solid return to this Clackamas tributary. The Clackamas did spike over the weekend, but fell into good shape…

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Willamette River Fishing Report September 13th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report September 13th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – There should be fair and building numbers of coho in the Willamette River. There are a few who set up just downstream of the mouth of the Clackamas, soaking eggs near the bottom and pick up fair numbers of fish. That should be the case this year but downstream anglers…

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Willamette River Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report August 23rd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Still nothing to write home about but soon, there will be some interest in salmon fishing near the mouth of the Clackamas. Some boats anchor just downstream of the mouth, in pursuit of coho, but again, we’re still many weeks away from the peak of the season here. Until then,…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 28th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 28th, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports The European green crab, an invasive species of concern to biologists has recently been found at several locations along the Oregon coast, including Bandon., Coos Bay and Winchester Bay. It is currently present in Puget Sound where fisheries biologists worry about its impact on oysters, mussels, clams, and small crabs. In…

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Nov 18th

For those having trouble sleeping, we heartily recommend reading the Willamette fish passage data chart for November. Fall salmon aren’t listed (as that train left the station in the middle of October, showing only zeroes since), counting all steelhead passing at the Falls as winter fish started November 1 (we know; they swear they can…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Oct 21st

We’ve written in the past about larger rivers – the Willamette in this case – reacting like a large animal being goaded into moving. When Oregon has a major rain event such as the one(s) we’ve recently experienced, the rivers react according to depth and breadth. As most have been dropping, the Willamette is just…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for July 29th

One thing people often forget when booking a charter or as a guest on a sport boat, particularly during the scorching (or just darned hot) weather in the Willamette Valley. These conditions often generate wind and fog on the coast. Offshore, these conditions are amplified, it’s windier and colder. Dress appropriately! Gray whales are migrating…

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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Central & South Coast Oregon Fishing Reports for Sept 4, 2015

Labor Day Weekend 2015 offers plenty to get ocean anglers excited, starting with the non-selective coho (fin-clipped or not) season opening Friday, September 4th. With the quota increased to 20,700 fish, there’s opportunity for all who make this trip. This fishery is scheduled through September 30th unless the quota is taken prior to that date.…

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