Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast September 27th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast September 27th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The recent rain aided anglers plying the waters of the Clackamas River. Although many are predicting many more coho to come, it seems rare anymore that we get a September rain to inspire fish to migrate and bite. Anglers working the mouth of Eagle Creek and the lower reaches of…

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SW Oregon Fishing Reports for January 26th, 2018

From ODF&W, Weekend fishing opportunities: Off the coast: When weather and ocean conditions have allowed anglers to get out on the ocean, bottom fishing has been good out of most ports. For larger lingcod, try fishing closer to shore instead of offshore. In the flatfish fishery, creels typically include sanddabs, sand sole and Petrale sole.…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast April 21st, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – It’s getting quieter on the Northwestern front. Steelheaders are now focused on a spring Chinook BBQ, and that likely won’t change anytime soon. Most of the steelhead on the north coast are in spawning mode, or on their way back to the sea after fighting against the current for so…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Feb 3rd

News Release – February 1, 2017Recreational ocean and bay crabbing closed from the Coos Bay North Jetty to Heceta Head NEWPORT, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today the immediate closure of the recreational crab fishery from the Coos Bay North Jetty to Heceta Head, north…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Sept 9th

Water levels rose as flows increased slightly, reaching a ‘crest’ of sorts early ion September 7th. It has been slowly dropping since then. The thing is, it doesn’t take much to encourage coho to run upriver. Was this enough? Cooler days and nights this week helped to clear the waters of the Sandy which are…

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Clackamas and Sandy Rivers Fishing Report for May 20th

Rain caused the Clackamas River to start rising late in the day on Wednesday this week. Fishing on the Clack has been fair to good over the past week with the ODFW reporting, “During the past week boat anglers picked up 55 steelhead while bank anglers landed and kept an additional 11 fish. These fish…

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Clackamas and Sandy Rivers Fishing Report for May 6th

May is historically when summer steelhead arrive to create a sufficient population to make things interesting on the Clackamas. If, that is, these fish get here in the same density as the winter run. Many steelheaders increase the capability of their gear at this time of year and some have done so already, switching up…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Feb 19th

Level and flow on the Clackamas started rising today and are forecast to continue through early Saturday when the river will crest and start dropping and continue week into the coming week. Fishing has been good and shows no signs of slowing. Sandy water levels have been variable over the past week and are due…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Jan 22nd

Winter steelheading on the Clackamas was so good last week that it darned near redeemed itself for all the previous crummy seasons and coho disappointments that caused such distress amongst anglers they nearly gave up fishing and sold their tackle to buy golf clubs. Steelheaders are now most thankful they did not take that particular…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for Dec 4th

‘Tis the season, oh, by golly, for chrome winter steelhead! The way the season’s been going, there should still be a chance for late-season Chinook as well. Rainfall starting today, December 3rd, will cause rivers to swell but as they drop and clear, fresh steelhead and in some cases, salmon, will be available. In some…

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

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Very little change is in the forecast for water level and flow at Willamette Falls in Oregon City, even with rain in the forecast. Flows have been gently moderating over the past week and while they’ll pick up slightly, it won’t be much of an event and is unlikely to…

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North Coast Fishing Report

With Steelheaders a bit grumpy that proper winter water conditions haven’t materialized, only the staunchest of Steelheaders are hitting the river systems, that would include guides. Those that are after them are finding fair to good success! It’s certainly some of the most challenging fishing conditions that we’ve witnessed in recent history. The north coast…

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Catches are certainly sporadic in the NW

Willamette Valley/Metro – More reports of spring chinook are coming in from the mainstem Columbia. Although far from good fishing, good water conditions, great weather and angler effort is contributing a perceived increase in angler success. The trend is likely to continue as we near mid-March and higher concentrations of mostly Willamette bound chinook enter…