Oregon Fisheries Update March 25th – March 31st, 2016

Willamette Valley – After a brief slow-down on spring Chinook catches, action has ramped up once again, largely in the cleaner waters above the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Anglers working from Caterpillar Island into the gorge are reporting fair catches of spring Chinook, some even eclipsing the 30-pound mark. Trolled herring are…

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…

Oregon Fisheries Update February 19th – 25th, 2016

Willamette Valley – It’s still way too early to get excited about spring Chinook but anglers are starting to put in some time in anticipation of one of the early ones of the season. Ten Spring Chinook have crossed Bonneville Dam and one over Willamette Falls too. Cold weekend weather will not make it a…

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Oregon Fishing Update January 29th, 2016

Willamette Valley – Willamette waters will be rising once again as rain buffets the valley this comi9ng weekend. While it’s still too early for spring Chinook, sturgeon fishing will be worthwhile in the lower river. Waters of the McKenzie are predictably on the rise and will continue in this trend through the weekend. With a…

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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…