North Coast Fishing Report

North Coast Fishing Report – These are the times we’ve been waiting for! Steelheaders early this week rejoiced in the recent rain freshet; a characteristic that’s been unusually absent this month and all season actually. Needless-to-say, the action has been all that one could have hoped for. The big north coast two, the Nestucca and Wilson…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

There was a crowd on the banks of the Clackamas River at the Bowling Alley hole on the evening of Wednesday this week. What could it mean? “Probably they heard somebody caught one,” quipped Robert Campbell at Fisherman’s Marine in Oregon City (503-557-5600). In any event, the water is ultra low and clear. Rain this…

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North Coast Fishing Report

With Steelheaders a bit grumpy that proper winter water conditions haven’t materialized, only the staunchest of Steelheaders are hitting the river systems, that would include guides. Those that are after them are finding fair to good success! It’s certainly some of the most challenging fishing conditions that we’ve witnessed in recent history. The north coast…

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Anglers anxiously await

Willamette Valley/Metro – Passage of winter steelhead at the Falls has slowed over the past couple of weeks. Water flowing from upstream is still muddy, adding to the turbidity of the lower river. Water levels remain high on the McKenzie River. The Santiam system has not yet recovered from rainfall earlier this week. The Clackamas…

A few steelhead out there

Willamette Valley/Metro – A few steelhead are being taken by bank anglers on the lower Willamette. The better bet would be catch-and-release sturgeon fishing. Waters of the McKenzie are dropping and clearing although fishing here is slow. Winter steelhead are yet to show in sufficient number to create a fishery on the Santiams. While the…