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Oregon Fishing Reports for October 20th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Chinook and coho counts at Bonneville have dropped below 500 fish per day. That said, persistent anglers are still catching both species on Pro Trolls and spinners from Bonneville to Longview. One recent participant stated the bite … Continue reading

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Oregon fishing report, October 13th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Columbia River anglers must be highly motivated to pursue salmon downstream of Bonneville Dam. Although the Chinook run is largely over, persistent anglers are consistently catching coho downstream of Rooter Rock. Pro Trolls with spinners remain the … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for Oct 6th

Willamette Valley/Metro – With passage at Bonneville fading, success rates for Chinook downstream of Bonneville is as well. Pro trollers are still posting the best numbers, using spinners or Brad’s Super Baits behind them. There isn’t much time before this … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for September 29th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Chinook passage at Bonneville is starting to slip, and so is consistency in the below Bonneville troll fishery. Catch rates remain good enough to justify effort however, persistent anglers are still taking 2-fish limits of Chinook with … Continue reading

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Oregon fishing reports for Sept 23rd

Willamette Valley/Metro – With declining dam counts, come declining success rates. Chinook counts at Bonneville have consistently dipped below 10,000 fish a day, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t catchable numbers of fish around. Trollers working Pro Troll flashers and … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for September 16th

Willamette Valley/Metro – After a slow start, trollers are starting to see much more consistent fishing from Bonneville to Warrior Rock right now. Regulations in place now don’t allow for any retention of Chinook downstream of Warrior Rock to protect … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for August 25th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Rumors of wobbler fishers and Pro Troll draggers catching fish in the Portland/Metro area are likely true. Although the fishery is just getting underway, it’s due to really light up this week and peak in the next two … Continue reading

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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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