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 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 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 December 13th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report December 13th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s awful lonely out there. Despite good water conditions for steelhead and sturgeon, interest for either species is not at an all time high. One friend stated that he had heard an abnormal number of splashes that sounded more steelhead-like than sturgeon. He lives just a bit downstream of Meldrum…

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Willamette River Fishing Report December 6th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s all about the sturgeon right now. We’re still early for winter steelhead although there are certainly come in the system, likely in the Oregon City area. They don’t know what to do with themselves with the low water (likely preventing them from crossing Willamette Falls) and no sea lions…

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Willamette River Fishing Reports December 15th, 2017

Willamette River Fishing Reports – Anglers are finally starting to see favorable fishing conditions for the Willamette River. Sturgeon remain high on the “possibilities” list, but like other species on the Willamette, there isn’t much effort out for them. It remains the better option over the Columbia, largely due to the fact it’s a few…

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