Willamette River Fishing Report October 19th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Much of the interest has tapered after the bulk of the hatchery coho have made their way upstream in the Clackamas River and upstream of the falls (where most are wild anyway). You CAN keep any coho upstream of Willamette Falls, but all wild coho must be released downstream of…

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Willamette River Fishing Report October 12th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Much the same here, with only a few boats pursuing coho just below the mouth of the Clackamas River. With most of the coho now in the Clackamas, effort here has dwindled, but anglers remain interested in catch and release sturgeon fishing in the Portland Harbor. Sand shrimp, smelt and squid…

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Willamette River Fishing Report October 4th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – There is some coho effort near the mouth of the Clackamas River, but anglers aren’t coming up with banner success. Anglers are also casting spinners at Meldrum Bar with limited success. Some anglers are also fishing at Dahl Park at the mouth of the Clackamas, taking a rare coho. ODF&W…

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Willamette River Fishing Report September 21st, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Still few anglers pursuing coho on the mainstem Columbia, mostly at the mouth of the Clackamas River. Some spinner casters are occasionally trying their luck there, but with low success rates being the norm, you’ll have plenty of room to work the bank. Good luck, you’ll need it.

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Willamette River Fishing Report September 14th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Still not much activity here, especially with a dismal coho return in the forecast. There should be some effort at Dahl Park for spinner casters targeting coho, but the bowling alley hole and some effort at the Clackamette Park Boat Ramp is taking place with minimal success. On years of…

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Willamette River Fishing Report August 31st, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Although it’s still early for a coho fishery to develop here, at least the river has dropped about 10 degrees and can now harbor cold water fishes. There won’t be much effort, but casters may start appearing at the mouth of the Clackamas River in the coming weeks. Even in…

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Willamette River Fishing Report September 15th, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Report – Coho casters may start working Meldrum Bar and the mouth of the Clackamas as coho begin to arrive in better numbers this week. It’s certainly a hit or miss fishery, but one that is in close proximity to the metro area, where those not willing or able to drive out…

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Willamette River Fishing Report September 8th, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Report – Still nothing to write home about. There may be some coho casters at Meldrum Bar, or at the mouth of the Clackamas targeting coho. Don’t go in with high expectations however, you may get lucky. This section of the newsletter will remain relatively sparse for the foreseeable future.

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Oct 21st

We’ve written in the past about larger rivers – the Willamette in this case – reacting like a large animal being goaded into moving. When Oregon has a major rain event such as the one(s) we’ve recently experienced, the rivers react according to depth and breadth. As most have been dropping, the Willamette is just…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Oct 2nd

With water temperatures dipping to the lower 60s, passage of salmon is picking up at Willamette Falls. Nearly 150 fall Chinook crossed on Sunday, September 25th alone to help push the latest cumulative total to nearly 1,300. Daily coho numbers have been ramping up since mid-September with the total as of September 29th topping 400.…

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