Oregon Fisheries Update March 10th, 2017

Willamette Valley/Metro – I can’t say that metro anglers are out in force, pursuing the region’s abundant spring Chinook populations. Although numbers will build into this month, only die-hard springer fishermen in out in pursuit right now, I’d still call them crazy. But, the season’s second spring Chinook eclipsed Bonneville Dam on March 8th! Even…

Oregon Fisheries Update: March 13 – 19, 2015

      Willamette Valley/Metro –  Spring Chinook in the Portland area are about ready to stage a bigger show in the coming weeks. Columbia River anglers are starting to recreate in bigger numbers but only sporadic results are happening with fair fishing reported one day and poor fishing the next. Davis Bar, across from…

Late season action

SW Washington- With early returns over, anglers are now looking for late season action to fuel their creels until spring chinook. The Lewis, Cowlitz and Kalama Rivers are all tracking ahead of last year’s meager steelhead return with the Kalama consistently leading the pack. The first spring chinook was tallied at the Cowlitz facility, definitely…

Good opportunities

SW Washington- Good fishing district wide here too although we’ll start to transition into broodstock returns and more wild fish in the coming weeks. The Cowlitz remains the top bet but the Kalama and Lewis should also see fair action in the coming weeks. Sturgeon fishing in the Bonneville Pool has largely disappointed anglers so…