Willamette River Fishing Report November 22nd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Looking through the historical jack counts, it appears that jack counts are not a reliable indicator if the following year’s adult returns. That said, I’ve heard managers mention that jack counts look as if they are underperforming this year. It was a good return this year, but far from some…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast October 18th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast October 18th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – The bulk of the coho run is over Willamette Falls, but some days, over 100 adults are still passing this barrier. That’s a viable enough number to keep anglers interested in the above falls fisheries at the mouths of the Tualatin, Molalla and Santiam Rivers. Fish are well distributed throughout…

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Willamette River Fishing Report January 4th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Still not much has changed in the Willamette, with high flows and turbid water. Flows have dropped down from last week’s previous high however, but we’re in for another wallop later next week. Plunkers have been relatively quiet on Meldrum Bar, even though there are some Clackamas River steelhead hitting…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 31st, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – The lower reaches of the Willamette remain the most productive for anglers, likely due to the high water that anglers are taking advantage of near St. Helens. It was a dismal week for Willamette River anglers however, with just 247 Chinook kept for about 2,700 angler trips. That’s less than…

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Willamette River Fishing Report December 8th, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Report – Sturgeon and a few steelhead highlight the Willamette options this week. As you might guess, it’ll be a short report. Sturgeon fishing remains best downstream of Milwaukie and in the Portland Harbor for those using sand shrimp and smelt for bait. Catch and release opportunities abound for the few taking…

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