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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North Coast Fishing Report July 12th, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – Calm seas have brought about a larger effort for offshore salmon and bottom fish. The main focus on the north coast is now in the great salt chuck. Spring Chinook opportunity is all but over. So let’s just get that out-of-the-way. Tillamook Bay as well as the Nestucca River are…

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North Coast Fishing Report May 2nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report May 2nd, 2019

North Coast Fishing Report – With steelhead season wrapped up, springers are on the mind of many coastal residents. The good news is, there are fish being caught, at least in the Trask River. Reliable reports of spring Chinook being caught at the hatchery are likely true. Although it’s been quite some time since a…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast July 27th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – The ocean fishery is typically the highlight this time of year, but not this year. Coho is the primary target, but the fishery has grossly underperformed this year. Out of Garibaldi, Chinook action has been almost as good as the coho fishing, maybe better at times. Both Chinook and coho…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Oct 7th

While rainfall this week didn’t make much of an impact on waters of the Clackamas, the rain which fell later and, for that matter, continues to fall as these words are written mid-afternoon on Thursday, October 6th. The rise reflected in most rivers is occurring now, with level and flow forecast to increase through Friday,…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Sept 23rd

September 22nd morning update on river conditions indicate the White river is still muddy, but you will all be pleased to hear that the volume of the White has dropped enough in the last 24 hours to significantly improve the condition and clarity of the Deschutes below the mouth the White. Here’s a flyover video…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Sept 23rd

Clackamas level rose a full foot at Estacada in the early morning hours of September 18th, with flows increasing from 725 to 1,500 cfs. Since then, it has settled into a flow of just under 700 cfs but that freshet should be interpreted as genuinely good news for coho hopefuls on the Clack. A recreational…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Aug 12th

Despite the ODFW’s assurance that the Clackamas River is dropping, and perhaps, overall, the level is slightly lower than a week ago, A graph at NOAA indicates and increase in clack level in the coming 10 days. It’s slight, but the uphill incline of the graph raised a couple of eyebrows. Water aside, it is…

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Columbia River Fishing Report and Forecast July 22, 2016

Columbia River Fishing Report – A quiet week on the mainstem Columbia with summer Chinook catches beginning to taper. The most productive reach remains the gorge fishery but interest is quickly dwindling as well as are counts at Bonneville dam. Mainstem Columbia summer steelhead fishing still remains a strong option and with water temperatures still…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for July 22nd

The Clackamas is nearly rock steady. Level and flow have barely fluctuated on the Estacada gauge in the time period from July 11th to this afternoon. If one looks closely at the chart, it becomes apparent there has been a minute drop in level. As has been the ongoing story, far more steelhead are getting…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for July 15

ODFW fills us in: “Summer steelhead returns this year are beating the 5- and 10-year averages, which translates into some great fishing opportunity in Willamette Valley streams like the Sandy, Clackamas, Santiam, and McKenzie systems.” There has been no data update on Willamette Falls Fish Counts since July 3rf on which date 244 spring Chinook…

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