Willamette River Fishing Report July 19th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report July 19th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With no salmonid opportunities at this time, we’ve simply cut and paste the ODF&W report for the Willamette River. Here it is: WILLAMETTE RIVER: catch-and-release sturgeon, bass, walleye, other warmwater species Warmwater fishing remains as the only viable option for anglers in the lower Willamette at this time of year. Look…

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Willamette River Fishing Report March 15th, 2019

Bob is out this week unexpectedly, traveling he picked something up so is unable to participate in this week’s reporting. The report content has been enhanced by information from the ODF&W. Willamette River Fishing Report The Willamette is drawing more interest and Saturday was rumored to be good at Sellwood Bridge. Spring Chinook are still…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 25th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s still slow going for salmon fishers on the Willamette River. Trollers and anchor anglers working the Multnomah Channel are still posting the best numbers. Anchor anglers working plugs on the outgoing tide downstream of Coon Island (Multnomah Channel) are doing the best. There’s still some Pro-trollers working Oregon City,…

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Willamette River Fishing Report January 26th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette is rising quickly, and it’s only going to get bigger. Not that there was much opportunity there in the first place, but anglers, and boaters for that matter, would be wise to avoid this system well into next week. It’s on the rise quickly, likely only to bring…

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Willamette, McKenzie and Santiam Rivers Fishing Report February 17th, 2017

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – As Facebookers know, there have been a few spring Chinook caught. This writer (Michael) is not among those who frequent the site so I dunno the details since Facebookers seem bent on socializing rather than discussing the important things in life like when and where those spring…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Feb 10th

Action level on the Willamette at Oregon City is 136,167, which the ever has achieved as it continues to rise on Thursday evening this week. The McKenzie River is extremely high due to a combination of precipitation and snowmelt with water levels continuing to rise as of 6 PM Thursday evening, February 9th, 2017. The…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report

Willamette River water levels have been dropping at the Falls over the past week and, according to NOAA predictions, that trend will continue well into the week to come. The water is much clearer than it was at our last report which bodes well for winter steelhead passage through the lower river. Following a long,…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Dec 16th

And here’s the information you’ve wanted for all week! Fish counts for December: 1. Yep, one lone fish, a coho as it happens, is the only finny critter seem by fish counters at Willamette Falls. Levels have risen and fallen and will do so again in the coming week but nothing remarkable. McKenzie flows at…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Dec 9th

Willamette flows have been dropping as have most of the rivers in the valley. With the storm hitting and rain to follow, the Willamette will follow but it will take longer for the greater mass of water to react. Sturgeon fishing has been good; many were caught and released over the past weekend. Regarding fish…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Nov 25th

Not much on the Columbia River to fish for, anglers will focus their catch and release sturgeon efforts on the Willamette throughout the rest of the fall and winter months. Biggest news is Free Fishing Weekend which allows all to calm or fish for any species without license or ‘tags’ Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25th…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Nov 11th

Level and flow on the lower Willamette are dropping. We heard, “It rained yesterday; how come the river didn’t rise?” so we’ll mention again; it’s a big river and much like a large animal or outdoor writers, it is slow to react. The only fish being counted at Willamette Falls since November 1st are coho…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Oct 14th

Water temperatures at the Falls have fallen from 62 to 58 degrees over the past two weeks, a further indication not only of the change to fall, but also that winter’s a-comin.’ While the water level rose a bit this week, it has returned to nearly the same volume and height from whence it started…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Sept 30th

As one might expect at this time of year, most of the data regarding Willamette Falls is unremarkable. Over the past week or so, the water temperature has moved downward from the mid to the lower 60s while very little has changed with the flow. Fish passage is ho-hum save that for coho, which is…

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