Willamette River Fishing Report June 29th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing is still going in the St. Johns area of the lower Willamette. Catches remain consistently good for anglers trolling pro-trolls and spinners and there are reports of some guides getting fish on red label herring in this warm water. This fishery is likely not going to last…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for March 31st

When the water level and flow last dropped, ‘long about mid-march, fish passage surged – a little – bumping daily counts into the double digits – barely – and not for long as rain has continued to fall, apparently discouraging the migration of anadromous fishes. Winter steelhead cumulative total for the upper Willamette and all…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Nov 11th

Level and flow on the lower Willamette are dropping. We heard, “It rained yesterday; how come the river didn’t rise?” so we’ll mention again; it’s a big river and much like a large animal or outdoor writers, it is slow to react. The only fish being counted at Willamette Falls since November 1st are coho…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Oct 30th

Willamette water conditions are yet to show much reaction to rainfall this week. Oh, the giant of the valley seems to be stirring in its sleep, but it wasn’t until October 27th that any indication of additional water upstream was reflected in flows at all. Fish passage is insignificant with the exception of coho which…

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Willamette Valley Fishing Report

Willamette, McKenzie and Santiam River Fishing Report- The longest day of the year in this part of the country was Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 9:39 AM PDT. That’s also the official first day of summer in case the thermometer outside or the sweat on your brow wasn’t proof enough. Water temperatures at Willamette Falls have…

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