SW Washington Fishing Reports and Forecast

Due to an emergency evacuation, SW Washington editor Terry Otto is unable to report this week. As promised, TGF delivers 50 issues/year to our subscribers and right now, our thoughts and prayers are with Terry Otto and his family. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see Terry back in the saddle next week,…

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Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 18th, 2019

Oregon and SW Washington Fisheries Update October 18th, 2019

Willamette Valley/Metro – Fishery managers brought some late-breaking but good news this week, with the re-opener of the mainstem Columbia for coho salmon only. The fishery is now open from Buoy 10 to The Dalles Dam. For the most accurate information, go HERE. Also embedded in this press release is details for another 2 days…

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Oregon Fisheries Update December 15th, 2015

Willamette Valley/Metro – Fishery biologists came out with the 2018 spring Chinook forecast last week, and although far from the previous highs of the early 2000’s, it’s a respectable 166,700. That is about 51,000 more returning adults then what actually returned in 2017. Of course we all know how volatile these returning numbers can be,…

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Oregon Fisheries Update April 14th, 2017

Willamette Valley/Metro – Spring Chinook are starting to make a better showing in the Columbia and Willamette systems. With the season extension (See press release here), ample opportunity exists, good water conditions do not (kinda like winter steelhead season). Prior to the season extension, catch rates were pathetic, averaging 22 anglers days of effort for…

Oregon Fisheries Update February 23rd, 2017

Willamette Valley/Metro – The season’s first spring Chinook has been claimed, and a few others reportedly fell after the initial “ice was broken.” That said, the only newsworthy story on spring Chinook is that the season has been set. As expected, the fishery will go from now until a modeled closure of April 6th. I…

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Oregon Fisheries Update February 3rd, 2017

Willamette Valley/Metro – Still no word of a spring Chinook from the region, despite good water conditions. The window may be closing, with the upcoming precipitation event. While the waters of the lower Willamette have been on a steady drop for a while, enticing a troller or two to seek spring Chinook in vain (thus…

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