Willamette River Fishing Report April 3rd, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – COVID-19 hasn’t seem to have stopped the motivation for a Willamette River spring Chinook. Yes, effort did drop since the previous week, but it’s hard to say if it was because of the COVID-19 virus or a change in the weather. I’m sure both were factors. You can look at…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 27th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Spring Chinook fishing is picking up on the mainstem Willamette, although anglers may be having a hard time finding a place to launch their boats. You can review the catch statistics from the link below, but overall and as expected, fishing has picked up this week. The surprising statistic is…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 20th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Effort was only slightly on the rise for Willamette River spring Chinook anglers. Last week’s catch and effort statistics can best be summed up from ODF&W itself. Lower River (Mouth to St Johns Bridge, including the Multnomah Channel – 9 spring Chinook kept, 6 released for 919 angler trips. Middle…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 13th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Although spring Chinook anglers are out in ernst, they are not often coming home with a March prized spring Chinook. There are certainly fish in the system with numbers likely building daily, but there is a lot of effort for little catch going on as of now. The first week…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast March 6th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette is in great condition for all kinds of fishing opportunity, if only they just existed right now. There are still a fair number of anglers trying, and of course there are springers being caught nearly every day, just not in great numbers. The spring Chinook anglers just can’t…

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Willamette River Fishing Report February 28th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Despite great water conditions to pursue early returning spring Chinook, most anglers are coming up empty. Some might be surprised following a handful of successful anglers at mid-month, but that is often the case after some of those “pilot” springers are caught following the first significant rain freshet/blow-out of early…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast February 21st, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – After a slight bump early this week, the Willamette is dropping back down to a nice level and spring Chinook anglers have been fast after it again late this week. Springers are being caught nearly every day, with Sellwood and the Milwaukie area prime places to target for rare early…

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Willamette River Fishing Report February 14th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report February 14th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – With the season’s first spring Chinook reported from Wednesday of this week, anglers will experience a sense of heightened excitement and this weekend gives many a reason to be enthused. First of all, you can fish for free. Second of all, there are spring Chinook in the river, and they…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast February 7th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – I think folks know the story here, the Willamette remains high and muddy, and won’t be coming down into fishable shape in the very near future. We’re expecting another bump over the weekend, and then a gradual fall after mid-week. We’re still many days away from dreaming of a Willamette…

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Willamette River Fishing Report July 12th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With spring Chinook season effectively over, we’ll be ramping down our Willamette reporting for the next few months. It’s warmwater species time on this system, of which I’m far from an expert. Good luck! Summer steelhead passage on they system is not great either so upper basin systems will produce…

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Willamette River Fishing Report July 5th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report July 5th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – This may very well be the last week we report on the Willamette for the next few months. We’re on the last legs of the spring Chinook run and besides warm water species, this river is about a wrap. Trollers working the Portland Harbor continue to see occasional spurts of…

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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 14th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s still challenging fishing for Willamette River anglers. Creel reports have ceased for the middle river, but that was the least productive anyway. The few springers harvested in the upper reach were all of wild origin and anglers averaged about a fish for every 10 rods in the lower reach,…

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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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