Willamette River Fishing Report

Coho Still Crossing Willamette Falls, But It’s A Long Wait For Springers Willamette River Fishing Report – With not much to work with, Willamette River anglers have pretty much folded up the lawn chair for the season. It won’t be long however, before Meldrum Bar plunkers begin pursuit of the unicorn formally known as winter…

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Willamette River Fishing Report

Coho Over, Fall and Winter Sturgeon to Look Forward to Willamette River Fishing Report – With the coho run largely over Willamette Falls, anglers will turn their focus on catch and release sturgeon fishing for the fall and winter months, anticipating when the first spring Chinook will be caught, most likely by a Sellwood Bridge…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho Largely Over, Sturgeon Should Begin to Provide Some Sport Willamette River Fishing Report – Coho passage at Willamette Falls continues to taper. With most adults well upstream of the metro area, opportunity for catching them is also going away. The return this year certainly impressed those monitoring the fishery. By mid-November, 11,000 adults will…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Coho Tapering at Willamette Falls; Jacks Running Strong Willamette River Fishing Report – Although most of the coho adults are past Willamette Falls, there should still be spurts of opportunity that exist over the next few weeks. It’s likely that 90% of the run has navigated the falls but on years when the run size…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Although Springers are Fading, the Bite is Not Willamette River Fishing Report – Cooler than normal temperatures on the Willamette have kept late-running spring Chinook biting and anglers interested in the largely Portland Harbor troll fishery. You’ve heard us say it more than once, it’s an early morning show and anglers should have another few…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette is still booting out rather impressive catches of spring Chinook given the depressed return this year. Guides are reporting 20 to 30 fish a day coming from the St. Johns area of the lower Willamette. Although not a surprise that catches are happening, the catch rates in the…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast

Willamette Springers Still Biting, Oregon City Surprises and Santiam is Fishing! Willamette River Fishing Report – As you may have read in the Fisheries Update, the Willamette River continues to put out spring Chinook for the troll fleet. The mark rate for hatchery fish in the lower Willamette faded, but 1,925 anglers caught 370 springers…

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Springers are passing Willamette Falls, but action in the channel is still good. Willamette River Fishing Report – Catches are slowly slowing (yes, I said that…) on the Willamette River. It’s to be expected as the peak run works its way upriver in mid-May. Creel data showed an increase in effort, but a decrease in…

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The best catches remain in the Multnomah Channel

Willamette River Fishing Report – The Willamette keeps being the Willamette. At least it’s consistent. Nothing has changed this week on the river. The best catches remain in the Multnomah Channel and in case you missed it, trollers working the channel are catching near 10X the number of springers as trollers in the middle and…

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Willamette River Fishing Report and Forecast April 10th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – With water conditions ideal, weather conditions very appealing, and as we enter into peak season for spring Chinook, the Willamette is inundated with anglers despite a shelter-in-place order by the Governor. Can’t say I blame folks however, it’s a personal decision and depending on where and whom you recreate with,…

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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 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 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 January 24th, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – No love in sight… With the Willamette River just now starting to rise, it won’t get any more fishable in the near future. Rest assured however, when it does clear, the Sultan of Sellwood and his fellow anglers will be in pursuit of the season’s first spring Chinook, likely to…

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