Willamette River Fishing Report July 13th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – The spring Chinook fishery on the Willamette River is functionally over. Effort and success have slowed dramatically on the Willamette as fish move into tributaries of the Willamette. Waters are warming and fish are present in only low numbers. It’ll be a while before the Willamette has a good fishery…

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Willamette River Fishing Report May 3rd, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette has been oddly quiet in recent days; odd seeing so few boats in the Oregon City area. Sure, after the big freshet, action got good and of course it’s going to taper. Following a brief few days of good action (that was about 10 days ago now), action…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast July 21st, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Report – Like last week, with dwindling summer Chinook numbers entering the river, as well as a petering Willamette and Clackamas River spring Chinook run, the Willamette is largely over for the season. It’ll be a warmwater fish show for the next several months. Don’t look for much exciting to happen here…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 29th, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Report – Spring Chinook effort continues to taper off in most areas, but action around the head of the Multnomah Channel has improved. There remains a mix of late spring and summer Chinook, and spinners are taking the lion’s share of them. Success is tidal dependent, but fish are falling all day…

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Willamette River Fishing Reports June 9th, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s been a quiet week on the Willamette, with many starting to shift their focus to shad. Numbers of spring Chinook over Willamette Falls is slowing to around 300/day and with waters warming, it’s becoming too much of a challenge for most. Those fishing, remain reliably trolling hardware above the…

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Willamette River Fishing Reports May 26th, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Report – Willamette River anglers found mixed results on the Thursday opener. The best action came between the interstate 205 bridge and the West Linn Bridge. Hoglines working that area, especially those using hardware, found some pretty good action on Thursday morning. The lake line was particularly productive for about two hours…

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Willamette, McKenzie and Santiam Rivers Fishing Report May 5th, 2017

This section will have some information missing (upper Willamette basin) as Michael Teague is on a brief medical leave. Willamette River Fishing Report – As expected, the Willamette River picked up momentum following the last river rise. Early in the week, catches improved dramatically from the head of Sauvies Island to Willamette Park/Milwaukie. Many anglers reported good…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for April 28th, 2017

This section will have some information missing (upper Willamette basin) as Michael Teague is on a brief medical leave. Willamette River Fishing Report – Trollers working the lower Willamette have been pretty pleased with themselves prior to the river rise. Those putting in the effort have been doing ok trolling herring for bait. The river…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for March 24

Waters of the mighty Willamette are starting to drop. While the level didn’t rise to flood level, let alone action level, it was darned high and we can only hope that’s the last of the big water for a while. No spring Chinook catches have been reported for this w3eek but anglers anxious to score…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Feb 24th

Waters of the lower Willamette have been and remain high and muddy with the water temperature in the mid-40s, an improvement thanks to this higher water. While the Falls gauge shows yet another increase in flow today, February 23rd, this should be the last for a while as the river is forecast to start dropping…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for June 17th

It’s fairly easy to tell what the passage at Willamette Falls is doing. Not by the data, but the lack of it. As of the afternoon of Thursday, June 16th, the counts are a week behind. While this might be annoying to those looking for information, it is historically a very good sign (as many…

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