Water’s rising

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Water level and flow has started to increase at Willamette Falls and soon it will be running muddy. With this additional flow invariably comes debris so boater are advised to use caution, keep an eye upstream and have a knife handy to cut the anchor rope in…

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First spring chinook

Columbia River Fishing Report – The season’s first spring chinook was reported off of Prescott Beach close to Rainier. Plunkers working lower Columbia beaches certainly have a chance at salmon but the bulk of the effort is likely centered on steelhead. Regardless, small, scented spin-n-glos will likely most often get used. A bigger tide series…

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Spring chinook are becoming more newsworthy

Willamette Valley/Metro – Spring chinook are becoming more newsworthy as three springers have now been confirmed not far from the Portland/Metro area. With more low, clear water conditions happening, more opportunity will present itself in the coming week on the larger bodies of water here locally. No, there have not been any springers pass by…