Columbia River Fishing Report August 16th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – We are in peak season for the Buoy 10 fishery. With only a few days remaining for Chinook salmon retention, anglers are out in full force in pursuit of one of the greatest fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. Wednesday and Thursday morning produced a fair to good bite on the…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast August 9th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast August 9th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been a bit of a disappointing week on the north coast last week. With rough weather (until recently), the all-depth halibut opener (August 2 & 3) didn’t prosecute well, the coho seem scarce and of course the freshwater fisheries are challenging. The one bright spot recently has been the…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 14th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s been a week of mediocrity on the north coast. The big three (Tillamook, Nehalem and Nestucca) systems haven’t been putting out much, Tillamook may be the most consistent right now however. So starting with Tillamook, bay catches have been fair, with fish reported with some consistency from the Ghost…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast August 17th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Although coho fishing has picked up in previous weeks, catches remain somewhat challenging for most anglers. The central coast, specifically Newport and Depoe Bay, lead the charge on coho retained, as well as released. Anglers and ODF&W statistics indicate the majority of coho caught require release due to the fact…

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Columbia River Fishing Report July 6th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – With the closure of summer Chinook, silver-sided seekers are left with steelhead, and the season is peaking about now. Good numbers of summer steelhead are starting to pass Bonneville Dam, and although temperatures continue to warm, the bite remains fairly stable when tides are favorable. The weekend creel report was less…

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Columbia River Fishing Report June 29th, 2018

Columbia River Fishing Report – The summer Chinook run hasn’t been officially downgraded just yet, but it’s coming. We’ll start off this report with the bad news, the summer Chinook fishery is closing after Saturday, and the sport fleet will end up going over their quota due to the downgraded run size. No 4th of…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast July 27th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – The ocean fishery is typically the highlight this time of year, but not this year. Coho is the primary target, but the fishery has grossly underperformed this year. Out of Garibaldi, Chinook action has been almost as good as the coho fishing, maybe better at times. Both Chinook and coho…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 29th, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – The hot news on the Columbia is the strong surge of Chinook salmon that have entered the lower estuary. Last year at this time, we started seeing a stronger influx of fall chinook salmon coupled with spring Chinook that were balled up down there due to a thermal block on…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast July 29th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Anglers fishing the north coast remain disappointed with ample opportunities, the fish just aren’t cooperating. It flatly seems as if they are just not there. The ocean is typically buzzing with opportunity this time of year. Coho, which commonly make up the bulk of the catch, are clearly absent and…

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