Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 28th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s much the same on the mainstem Willamette; sporadic spring Chinook catches in the Portland Harbor and shad fishing at Oregon City remains productive, but tapering. It’s business as usual, without as many fish. Portland Harbor trollers are still catching fair numbers of spring Chinook, and that should last about…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 21st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Some of the lowest catches of the season took place on the lower Willamette this week. Effort has tapered as well, and there was a flurry of activity in the Oregon City area this week. And by flurry I mean 11 hatchery keepers for 130 boats for the week; just…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 7th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 7th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s been another week of sub-par fishing on the Willamette, although the fishing in the Portland Harbor is somewhat impressive. The Multnomah Channel and lower Portland Harbor continue to produce the best catch rates, but we’re seeing an increase in wild fish in the system. HERE is the reach by…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 31st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 31st, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s been another low-producing week for Willamette River spring Chinook anglers, the second lowest catch week in the last decade. It’s odd to see so little effort in late May in Oregon City, everyone is shad fishing, there’s very little effort for spring Chinook. HERE is the reach-by-reach catch on…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 24th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 24th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It was another week of sub-par fishing on the Willamette. Under 200 spring Chinook were taken for the week, which is close to a tie for the lowest production week within the last decade for sampling week 20. The same pattern exists, catches are best in the lower reach of…

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Willamette River Fishing Report May 17th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report May 17th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Well, the Willamette sure cleared out. With consistent flows and rising temperatures, interest in long hours and few fish are starting to get to people. Spring Chinook are present, they just not all that willing. Effort dropped off dramatically during this alleged “peak season,” where anglers are starting to re-focus…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 22nd, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Lower river trollers continue to find consistent success for spring Chinook. The head of the Multnomah Channel to St. Johns is producing fair to good success with Pro-trollers taking both hatchery and wild fish on spinners. The mark rate remains high, at about 80% on the side of hatchery fish.…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 15th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Despite a downturn in effort, catches went up this week on most reaches of the Willamette River, except the Milwaukie Railroad Bridge to Willamette Falls. That said, catches aren’t explosive, but as has happened in recent history, catches have improved in mid-June, as more Clackamas and upper Willamette River springers make…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 8th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – The relatively poor season we’ve seen on the Willamette is only getting poorer. Catches for Willamette spring Chinook remain depressed, and the rivers bright spot continues to fade as mainstem Columbia flows start to drop and flow returns to the Willamette River itself. Catch stats confirm what anglers are seeing…

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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, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for Aug 19th

Spring Chinook are done for 2016 as of August 15th with the cumulative total on that date and forevermore 30,317 and those which cross hereafter shall be Fall fish. At 21,157 as of August 17tyh, summer steelhead have a while to go before their miraculous transformation into winter fish. So, where are 50,00 or so…

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