Columbia River Fishing Report October 25th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report October 25th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – Despite additional opportunity for coho on the mainstem Columbia, you might guess that catches were far from robust. Buoy 10 anglers, 26 of them, recorded ZERO coho for the October 18th – 20th time frame. The best fishing was from the Portland to Kalama reach where 9 coho were recorded…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 18th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast October 18th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With only Buoy 10 to judge, this won’t take long. There was some effort for Buoy 10 coho last week, but success was subtle for the few that fished. Earlier in the week, one guide reported drawing about 7 bites, landing 3 fish, harvesting 2 of them because they were…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 12th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s been a productive July out of the Columbia, so far. Last week and over the weekend, the Long Beach Peninsula was inundated with Chinook salmon, whales and lots of forage fish. It was a veritable National Geographic. We saw a whale slap its towering tail on the water five…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Columbia River Fishing Report – With salmon and sturgeon season closed, there isn’t much news to talk about here. The upper Columbia above Bonneville Dam has re-opened however, HERE is the official press release. Passage over Bonneville is predictably tracking behind last year, but thankfully, it’s still robust enough to make many think the prediction…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Nov 18th

For those having trouble sleeping, we heartily recommend reading the Willamette fish passage data chart for November. Fall salmon aren’t listed (as that train left the station in the middle of October, showing only zeroes since), counting all steelhead passing at the Falls as winter fish started November 1 (we know; they swear they can…

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

Over the past couple of weeks, the temperature at Willamette Falls dropped from 63 to 61 degrees. Not a significant change, and. As a matter of fact, the reason for a two-week overview. This enables us (all of us) to see change more clearly in the ‘big picture,’ so to speak. In this manner, we’re…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Dec 4th

Level and flow of the Willamette River were dropping through the 1st of December, That’s when the turnaround started and is expected to continue for a while In addition to more water coming over the Falls, the turbidity will increase and visibility plummet. This isn’t all bad news. Be aware that a kayak club will…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast June 19th – June 25th, 2015

Columbia River fishing report – Warm water temperatures are taking an early toll on mainstem Columbia sportanglers. Just over a week ago, chinook catches in the Bonneville area where fair to good. In less than a week, coinciding with an increase in water temperature, the Chinook bite has started to taper. It does however remain…

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Sturgeon fishing might be it on the Willamette

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – Water level of the Willamette at the Falls has been rising and falling over the past couple of weeks. It will likely be coming up once again following rain this week. Winter steelhead are crossing the Falls at an increasing, albeit still modest pace, for…

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Catch and release sturgeon is the only game

The Willamette River level has been dropping at the Falls but that will soon change. Coho have all but disappeared from counts although 77 winter steelhead have been counted. These will all be wild at this time of year. Water level and flow has been dropping recently on the McKenzie River but we are confident…

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Bonneville numbers remain depressed

Bonneville numbers remain depressed as we enter the winter blues. If you’re into wildlife watching, go to the Bonneville area and watch the Stellar Sea Lions chow down on your broodstock sturgeon; it’s epic this time of year. Sorry, is my frustration playing out? Warmer temperatures may produce some coho catches in the gorge but…

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