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Oregon fishing updates for August 18th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Chinook counts at Bonneville are starting to jump, the fall run salmon are en route. Still too early to expect consistent results, motivated anglers will start to show in numbers in the coming weeks. Based on catches … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for August 11th

Willamette Valley/Metro – With steelhead season closed on the mainstem, and Chinook passage at Bonneville at its low point before the fall fish arrive, anglers in the Portland/Metro area are seeking thrills in other places, likely in the lower Columbia. … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for Aug 5

Willamette Valley/Metro – Counts at Bonneville remain depressed for Chinook and relatively speaking, depressed for steelhead as well. Neither is unexpected. Anglers are less than motivated, with the hot weather, hot water and mediocre fishing at best. Of the few … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for July 21st

Willamette Valley/Metro – Portland area anglers don’t have a lot to pursue in the dog days of summer. Summer Chinook counts at Bonneville are dropping fast, and although the summer steelhead passage is on the improve, numbers are far shy … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for March 31st

Willamette Valley/Metro – Columbia River spring Chinook seekers got some relief recently, with the extension of the spring Chinook season at least through April 10th, Given the poor performance of the fishery, unless something changes, we’d have to anticipate even … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for March 17th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Although far from impressive fishing, spring Chinook are more than a dream! Of course only a handful have been caught, but trollers working upstream of Davis Bar have been netting a rare, but nice sized spring Chinook. … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Report for the week of March 3rd

Willamette Valley/Metro – Another week of high water and low probability for spring Chinook in the Portland metro area. A lone Chinook remains the sole celebrity on the Columbia River system at Bonneville to date. Water forecasts on the Willamette, … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Update for Feb 25th

Willamette Valley/Metro – The season’s first spring Chinook has been claimed, and a few others reportedly fell after the initial “ice was broken.” That said, the only newsworthy story on spring Chinook is that the season has been set. As … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for Feb 17

Willamette Valley/Metro – Although the first spring Chinook of the season has passed Bonneville Dam (2/11), there still hasn’t been a confirmed sport harvest of one. I don’t expect that to change this week, especially given the weather forecast and … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports

Willamette Valley/Metro – Still nothing to fish for in the mainstem Columbia. There’s always rumors of spring Chinook here or there, just non substantiated just yet. It’ll be running a bit turbid downstream of Kelly Point Park for a while. … Continue reading

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