North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast November 22nd, 2018

North Coast Fishing Report – We’re still a few weeks away from steelhead making a better showing on the north coast, but at least there is hope of opportunity ahead. There hasn’t been any rumors of winter steelhead to date, but there is likely some steelhead in the Nehalem and Nestucca systems right now. Traditionally,…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast January 27th, 2017

North Coast Fishing Report – Steelheaders have been waiting for some time, for a return to quality conditions on the north coast. Those conditions finally came around early this week, but anglers had to wait out last week’s hydrograph spike in order to return to the river systems with any sort of confidence. Smaller rivers started fishing…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast November 24th, 2016

North Coast Fishing Report – Anglers have lost their enthusiasm for late season Chinook in the Tillamook system. And after a concerted effort on Tuesday, I can see why. Although we didn’t put in a full day of hard effort, we fished under ideal conditions on Tuesday, hitting the lower Wilson and working our way…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Fishing Reports for March 25th

Reports from Depoe Bay charter boats indicate that Wednesday this week was sufficiently mild offshore to make it out for bottom fish and results were good for Rockfish which were on a hot bite and that ling cod were biting even better. Multiple boats returned before noon with rockfish limits all around. Similar reports regarding…

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Central & South Oregon Coast Reports for Feb 5th

Anglers can keep up to one canary rockfish as part of the seven-fish bottom fishing aggregate limit, but anglers should keep canaries only if they are bleeding and likely to die if released. The canary quota is low enough that, if met, could curtail rockfish catch limits later this year. Cabezon may not be taken…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Jan 1, 2016

As of mid-day on January 31st, the Clackamas River was flowing at roughly 2,000 cfs at Estacada. Eagle Creek produced winter steelhead earlier this week but that Clackamas tributary has been rapidly dropping. Just over a week ago, the Sandy River was raging and muddy as it peaked at 12 feet and 6,800 cfs. With…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Nov 6th

Over the past weekend, despite good water flows and decent visibility, no coho could be seen in Eagle Creek on the Clackamas. A couple of long-in-the-tooth springers were released and a summer steelhead was reported as landed but no coho. Water clarity improved later in the week and coho could be seen moving here and…

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Willamette, McKenzie and Santiam River Fishing Report and Forecast

Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report – With the dogwoods in bloom, so is the spring chinook bite on the lower Willamette River. Backtrollers at Oregon City and trollers in the harbor and the Multnomah Channel are producing good catches on herring and spinners. It looks like the traditional peak period on the Willamette…

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North Coast Fishing Report and Forecast

North Coast Fishing Report – With steelhead on the way out and spring chinook fishing ramping up, focus will next turn to spring chinook which are on the horizon for Tillamook Bay anglers. Some spring chinook have already been caught in the region, with the Trask River yielding the season’s first reported ones. Jim Skarr,…

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Willamette, McKenzie & Santiam Rivers Fishing Report for April 10th

Willamette Valley Fishing Report – Very little change is in the forecast for water level and flow at Willamette Falls in Oregon City, even with rain in the forecast. Flows have been gently moderating over the past week and while they’ll pick up slightly, it won’t be much of an event and is unlikely to…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Water level and flow increased rapidly with the storm front that passed early this week, rising two feet at Estacada. While the water came down, it’s still about a foot higher than pre-freshet levels although clearing and fishable. Flows at the Sandy River started to increase on March 14th, rising over three feet at the…

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North Coast Fishing Report

With Steelheaders a bit grumpy that proper winter water conditions haven’t materialized, only the staunchest of Steelheaders are hitting the river systems, that would include guides. Those that are after them are finding fair to good success! It’s certainly some of the most challenging fishing conditions that we’ve witnessed in recent history. The north coast…

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