North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast September 4th – 10th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – It is certainly early for peak season fishing on the north Oregon coast. Reports of great chinook salmon fishing however are coming from Tillamook Bay. Of course like any other fishery, great action does not last long. One angler reported on great fishing early in the week and although fish…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast August 21st – 27th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – All is relatively quiet on the North Coast front. With the ocean coho salmon season closed and district rivers and below summer time levels, it’s a pretty bleak situation for most fisheries in the area. Of course the one exception is the Nehalem Bay summer Chinook fishery. Summer Chinook action…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast June 12 – June 18, 2015

North coast fishing report – Although this is typically the time of year when springer action begins to taper, there are still some fair numbers of fish being caught. Spinner fishermen in the upper bay seem to be yielding the best results. Mediocre tides have created consistent action through incoming and outgoing tide. Green tipped…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast May 29th – June 4th, 2015

North Coast Fishing Report – The springers are in. For about a week now, spring Chinook fishing has been consistent but far from explosive. Late last week, the upper bay produced fair catches throughout the outgoing tide but action began to taper over the weekend. By then, trollers had switched focus to the lower estuary…

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Oregon Fisheries Update May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Oregon Fisheries Update May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Despite continued good numbers of Chinook passing Bonneville Dam, action remains subdued but at least anglers have opportunity right now. Chinook, shad and sturgeon are all worthwhile but only shad and sturgeon fishing is excellent. Boat anglers will get additional opportunity with the early opener of the water above Beacon…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

North coast fishing report – As we enter peak season for the Tillamook region, following last years midseason rain freshet, I had a bit of worry that the recent storm system may produce an interesting scenario. Last year, a mid-May system pushed the bulk of the run into the Trask River keeping bay anglers from…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

North coast fishing report – Although still light, spring Chinook effort on Tillamook Bay is increasing. As we near the peak three weeks of the season (mid May through the first week of June), anglers are getting anxious for the high quality fish that will soon dominate effort in the district. There is justifiable excitement…

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North Coast Fishing Report

With spring chinook still waiting in the wings, north coast anglers have kept their focus elsewhere. Although spring chinook are being reported on occasion from the Trask River and Tillamook Bay itself, anglers should not be in pursuit of fish with high expectations. We are still 2 weeks away from the start of peak season.…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

North Coast Fishing Report – With steelhead no longer a viable option and spring chinook yet to make a strong showing, most anglers will remain focused on Willamette Valley fisheries. That said, locals really enjoy this time of year because they stand a reasonable chance at getting a quality fish with little competition in their…

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It’s Transition Time

Willamette Valley/Metro – The Willamette River level has been dropping at the Falls but that will soon change. Catch and release sturgeon fishing is good and is the only fishing available on the lower Willamette. While McKenzie River levels have been dropping, that will change with December rains. Fishing is slow. The Santiams offer nothing…