Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s still challenging fishing for Willamette River anglers. Creel reports have ceased for the middle river, but that was the least productive anyway. The few springers harvested in the upper reach were all of wild origin and anglers averaged about a fish for every 10 rods in the lower reach,…

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Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 7, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports for June 7, 2019

Southwest Oregon Fishing Reports From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com The run of female redtail surf perch into the lower Umpqua River above Winchester Bay is still going on. Although it is still early in the run, there have been a number of boat limits were caught last weekend. and the run should last through July.…

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SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 26th, 2019

SW Oregon Fishing Report for April 26th, 2019

From Pete Heley at PeteHeley.com As of last weekend, the Umpqua River had dropped somewhat but was still muddy. Just before it muddied up spring chinook angling was the best it’s been all season – which is only fair in an otherwise crummy season. Anglers fishing the South Jetty area for lingcod and other bottomfish…

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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 River Fishing Report and Forecast June 16, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Report – It was a decent week for spring Chinook anglers on the Willamette this week. Recent creel data indicated 358 Chinook kept, 78 released for 2,461 trips. That’s a better catch rate than the previous week. The fishery is now open 7 days per week. The best catches, along with the…

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Willamette River Fishing Reports June 2nd, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Report – Oregon city spring Chinook anglers once again found some good fishing on the Thursday opener. Success was highly concentrated above the West Linn bridge, however.   Those slow trolling pro-troll flashers with small spinners we’re doing the best. With the overcast day, solid colors such as red and white and…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Aug 19th

Spring Chinook are done for 2016 as of August 15th with the cumulative total on that date and forevermore 30,317 and those which cross hereafter shall be Fall fish. At 21,157 as of August 17tyh, summer steelhead have a while to go before their miraculous transformation into winter fish. So, where are 50,00 or so…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for July 29th

Long and loud, the lament regarding late updates of Willamette Falls fish counts has filled this little corner of the newsletter for the last couple of weeks (which is sort of a running gag with Oregon fishers anyway; this happens every year when the volume of fishes passing overwhelms the manpower available to do the…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for July 7th

Fish movement has been good but we’re guessing here. History would tell us that great gobs of fish are crossing at Willamette Falls ‘cause everybody knows when the volume of traffic picks up in the fish ladder, counts fall behind. The latest data as of the afternoon of July 7th was from the 20th of…

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Willamette River Fishing Report for May 27th

Anglers remain largely disappointed by the showing of spring Chinook on the Willamette River. Although there are still some spring Chinook being taken on the lower channel, catches continue to taper as water temperatures warm. Oregon city, which is historically a great place to fish this time of year, is widely empty of anglers in…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report

On July 1st, counts at Willamette Falls reflected the story well for anglers sweltering in unseasonable-even-for-July heat. Zeros across the board; nothing moved. Is it any wonder? Feel that bead of sweat trickling down the side of your neck? Actually there was some summer steelhead movement as the passage of a single steelhead was recorded…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report

Fish passage at Willamette Falls continues to be somewhat of an enigma. While hundreds of spring Chinook passing daily have pushed to cumulative total to the neighborhood of 47,000, a remarkable number exceeding early-season predictions, steelhead totals are a yawn-inspiring figure lower than 2,000. Summer numbers this low certainly makes tributary steelhead a challenge. While…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for June 5th

Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, will be Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend for 2015. No licenses or tags are required to pursue any fish, bivalve, shrimp or carb critters. Expect to see a some additional participants wherever you fish as new anglers try their hand at our favorite sport and enthusiasts show friends and…

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