Sorry, we need to take a sick day!

We’re so sorry for any inconvenience, writer Bob Rees is needing a “sick day” pass this week, we will be back again next week. Until then, please use the short version of the newsletter although there are some updates for readers interested in info from SW Oregon, the Clackamas and Sandy Rivers thanks to pro…

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Oregon Fisheries Update March 2nd, 2018

Willamette Valley/Metro – As promising water conditions persisted on the Willamette, so does the excitement and subsequent effort. Anglers are taking home a few spring Chinook, mostly from the Hawthorne Bridge to Milwaukie stretch, but salmon are also being reported from the Multnomah Channel and mainstem Columbia. With most of these early returning fish destined…

Oregon Fisheries Update for October 21, 2016

Willamette Valley/Metro – For all intents and purposes, the Columbia River sport fishery is done. As of Saturday, October 22nd, it’s officially done. With the run size DOWNGRADE again, it’s been discovered that we have overharvested what we should have. It might even be moral to cease fishing immediately. It might be time for catch…

Oregon North Coast Fishing Report for May 27th

Starting with the Columbia river, anglers have witnessed large numbers of sturgeon rolling in the estuary. Although if you are pursuing them, action should be improving as water temperatures do. Bait however is a problem. Saline levels in the lower Columbia remain too low for penned up anchovies to survive. Anglers will be responsible for…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for April 1st

Charter boats out of Depoe Bay report that sloppy conditions on Tuesday this week transitioned to smooth enough for a pleasant experience for all on Wednesday. More importantly, they caught ling cod and rockfish both days. No report had come in at deadline for today but with the upcoming forecast, all saltwater anglers have smiles…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for April 1st

Over the past two weeks, the speed of Willamette River water flow has halved while the volume has dropped from 90,000 cfs to less than 40,000 cfs. Of equal importance to anglers, water temperatures topped the 50-degree mark for the first time over that period just today, March 31st as turbidity further dropped, leaving the…

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Oregon Fisheries Update for February 26th, 2016

Willamette Valley – While the Willamette is on a trend of dropping and clearing, rainfall starting Friday night will effect this and most valley rivers. It’s too early to expect much in the way of results from spring Chinook. Better bets include sturgeon or warmwater fish, particularly bass according to Robert Campbell at Fisherman’s Marine…