Willamette River Fishing Report

Willamette River Fishing Report – Coho continue to pour over Willamette Falls in what is continuing to be a surprise return of adults to the region this year. Over 10,000 adults have now passed over the falls. Even more of a nice surprise is the number of jacks that have ascended the falls. Nearly 3,000…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho Pouring Over Willamette Falls, Upper Basin Show Promise Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette Falls fish passage report is encouraging. October counts once the fish ladders opened back up have been phenomenal. This year’s count has likely already surpassed last year’s and we still have a few weeks of productive passage to go.…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

The Gates Are Open; Coho Passing Willamette Falls Willamette River Fishing Report – The engineering team at Willamette Falls shared some good news in an updated release that came in yesterday: UPDATE OCT. 7, 2020: WILLAMETTE FALLS FISHWAY BACK IN ACTION AFTER REPAIRS The Willamette Falls fishway, including fish ladders, reopened yesterday. Fish are again…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Willamette River Coho are Gathering at the Falls Willamette River Fishing Report – Still not much happening on the Willamette as fish stage at the base of Willamette Falls, in anticipation of passing the fall impediment under low water conditions. There remains some effort at Meldrum Bar and at the mouth of the Clackamas, but…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Willamette Coho Showing, Can’t Pass Willamette Falls Willamette River Fishing Report – Although coho are present, hatchery fish destined for the Clackamas River aren’t wasting any time milling around the mouth of the Clackamas. There are plenty of non-clipped coho that will utilize the upper Willamette River, but they don’t become legally consumable until after…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho begin to show, may not pass Willamette Falls this year Willamette River Fishing Report – For the few versed in successfully fishing for coho in the mainstem Willamette, now is the time to go. Hatchery fish should make up a significant portion of the catch this early in the season, but wild or unclipped…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Coho Starting To Show; Wildfires Are the Focus Willamette River Fishing Report – With wildfires dominating the landscape, there aren’t many thinking about fishing right now. Air quality is unhealthy and frankly, the risk isn’t worth the reward. That said, fish are starting to show up. The mouth of the Clackamas and just downriver are…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast November 8th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – The coho run on the Willamette is slowing down dramatically. The bulk of the run is over the falls, and providing some sport for upper basin anglers, but it’s a fishery that few have figured out. It’s effectively over for Willamette River coho. Catch and release sturgeon fishing should be…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast October 25th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast October 25th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Just when I called it a season on the Willamette, coho continue to cross Willamette Falls in respectable number. To date, over 6,600 adults have bypassed Willamette Falls, and although numbers are supposed to taper, I didn’t expect to see triple digit passage this time of year, based on historical…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast October 11th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast October 11th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Well, I finally checked another fishery off of my bucket list. The above Willamette Falls coho fishery didn’t necessarily impress me, but I could see its potential. I’ll go a bit more into my research in a bit. Myself and two friends headed out from the West Linn Boat Ramp…

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Willamette River Fishing Report September 27th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report September 27th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With many realizing the banner coho return originally forecast isn’t going to come to fruition, anglers will lose the will to innovate their way to success (or at least I will). The mouth of the Clackamas and to a lesser degree Meldrum Bar should still produce an occasional keeper, but…

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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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