Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast May 10th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – With consistently dropping flows, and warming waters, exacerbated by a low return year, Willamette River anglers are having a challenging time finding consistent catches of spring Chinook. Water conditions are good, we are just seeing fishery fatigue here. Last week’s creel census indicated the lower and upper reaches of the…

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Willamette River Fishing Report May 3rd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report May 3rd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s peak season for spring Chinook on the Willamette and by the number of boats in pursuit, that should be obvious by now. Following a great run last week, catches have become more of what an angler expects for a run of 40,000 adults back to the river. With more…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast April 5th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast April 5th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s been a consistent week on the Willamette, catches remain best in the lower two reaches of the river, but action is fair near Oregon City too. Consistent water conditions yields consistent fishing, that’s no secret. Most are wondering about the upcoming predicted rain freshet, it should draw in a…

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Willamette River Fishing Report March 22nd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report March 22nd, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – Interest is growing for this fishery and catches weren’t all that bad in certain reaches of river last week. The lower river, particularly the Multnomah Channel, put out some fair catches with 60 fish caught (44 retained, 16 released) for 1,478 angling trips. The middle river yielded 1,200 angling trips for…

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Willamette River Fishing Report January 25th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – It’s a chocolate mess on the Willamette River right now, but falling and clearing through the weekend. That said, there won’t be much opportunity in the high, roily waters this weekend, not even for plunkers: Sturgeon anglers can steal the show however, as much as one can do this time of…

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Willamette River Fishing Report January 18th, 2019

Willamette River Fishing Report – About what you’d expect for this time of year, not much going on even though water conditions are conducive for all kinds of fishing. It’s early for spring Chinook, but some anglers are out trying, to no avail however. That won’t change in the near future, especially given the river…

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Willamette River Fishing Report January 11th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Another rise in Willamette River levels has some spooked as more debris and turbid waters have once again return to the drainage. That may have an affect on steelhead fishing, as if it was worthwhile in the first place, but sturgeon fishing remains strong. The Willamette is slated to drop…

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Willamette River Fishing Report December 21st, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – The river has taken a recent jump and is expected to rise once again following the weekend deluge. With not much to fish for on the Willamette, there isn’t much at stake anyway. There  has been some steelhead effort at Meldrum Bar, but catches have been next to zero, especially…

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Willamette River Fishing Report December 14th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Same story, different day… Sturgeon fishing remains great, few people are doing it. Frozen anchoives, smelt, squid or fresh shrimp will do the trick. Meldrum Bar has yet to put out much in the way of steelhead catches, but effort is light. As the Willamette drops from the current rise,…

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Willamette River Fishing Report November 1st, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – With coho mostly through the system, and steelhead still many weeks away, the Willamette River focus is on sturgeon, and not much has changed this week. Effort is spreading out a bit more, with folks fishing from the falls to the mouth of the Willamette, catching and releasing sturgeon. If…

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Willamette River Fishing Report October 26th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – Sturgeon fishing remains an option for those wanting good action on sand shrimp and smelt. The river downstream of Fremont Bridge will remain the best option. There are fair numbers of nice-sized fish there. Willamette Falls has passed over 2,000 adult coho salmon and over 2,500 jacks. Better news for…

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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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Willamette River Fishing Report April 12th, 2018

Willamette River Fishing Report – With the Willamette blown out, effort has been zeroed out for justifiable reasons. Prior to the blow-out, action had been fairly good from the Portland Harbor to Milwaukie reach. Click below to see how the breakout was by section for the Willamette sport fishery last week. You’ll see my report…

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