Willamette River Fishing Report December 28th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Willamette flows are subsiding, allowing steelheaders interested in working Meldrum Bar a chance at Clackamas River bound steelhead. Of course there are steelhead that are bound for upper Willamette tributaries too, but that run remains depressed with the hit they’ve taken by sea lions in recent years. That will change…

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Columbia River Fishing Report May 25th, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – Although we don’t have much to report on salmon-wise, hopefully that changes by this time next week. If you haven’t already heard, the Columbia re-opens to spring Chinook fishing on Friday. Here is the official press release: NEWS RELEASE Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife www.myodfw.com Contacts: John North (971)…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 12th, 2017

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Clackamas River anglers are finding plenty of solitude and even a few summer steelhead. To top it off, spring Chinook are starting to show as well. Robert Campbell of Fisherman’s Marine and Outdoors stated the that one needs to be prepared to fish in high water. Robert stated, “Those…

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Columbia River Fishing Report March 31st, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – Anglers got some good news on Thursday, as fishery managers extended the lower Columbia River spring Chinook fishery through April 10.   It was a much anticipated extension, as catch rates have been pathetically low, and water conditions even worse. Even worse yet, there are no real signs of improvement.  …

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast March 24th, 2017

Columbia River Fishing Report – Given the amount of high water now pouring down the Columbia River, most serious anglers have submitted to the fact that there will be a better fishing in the future.   Effort is dropping as success rates have become futile. Flows have reached immense proportions and anglers just can’t find…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for March 10th

The Willamette Valley name sake river is big and getting bigger with this trend forecast to continue for the next couple of days as water is predicted to start to abate late in the day on Saturday, March 11th. There have been a couple of spring Chinook landed but the return of conditions suitable for…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 24th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – With spring Chinook season winding down, anglers will start looking west for the saltwater experience. Stories of 2 to 4 springer days are still coming from the Tillamook district however. Guides are reporting their best success along the south jetty (still) but some fish are still falling in the upper…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Water conditions on the Clackamas have changed very little over the past week, other than to get a little lower and, if possible, clearer. Forecasts indicate this trend will continue into the last week of the month. The water level on the Sandy has dropped about five inches since the 1st of June but, more…

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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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Central and South Coast Reports May 22nd – May 28th, 2015

Central & South Coast Reports – Successful fishing Oregon’s ocean is a matter of following cycles. Over the past couple of days, rockfish have been snapping out of Depoe Bay while lingcod were tough to entice. Dropping pots on the way out has been well worth the efforts with crabbing on the upswing. Chinook fishing…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report and Forecast May 22nd – May 28th, 2015

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – In the first couple of weeks or so in the month of May there were 10 days during which over a thousand springers crossed Willamette Falls. Counts are lagging behind a week or so but extrapolating the numbers, one could safely assume that 40,000 or so Chinook…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 22nd – May 28th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – Spring Chinook have arrived in Tillamook Bay. Although it is far from consistent, anglers in upper Tillamook Bay are starting to see some decent flurries of catches. Good bites were reported late last week and trollers fishing the upper bay on Thursday morning (5/21) reported consistent catches for much of…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast

Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s certainly an attractive option, to be able to fish the mainstem Columbia in the middle of May for spring Chinook but as it typically the case, the run is over and once the peak of the run is past Bonneville, action never really stays that great. Sure, there’s pockets…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report

Over 1,000 spring Chinook adults were counted per day for the first eight days of May. On the ninth (the last date of available data) the daily count dropped to 870. Still the cumulative total as of that date was just over 29,000, a pretty impressive number. Consider that last year’s total for the season…

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