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Oregon Fishing Reports for August 4

Willamette Valley/Metro – Although Chinook are now “on the table” for metro area anglers on the mainstem Columbia, peak passage is still several weeks away. Reports of Chinook are coming from the Kalama area however, certainly encouraging given the sub-par spring and … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for July 28

Willamette Valley/Metro – Summer steelhead remain the only viable option for Portland/Metro anglers for the near future. The mainstem Columbia at Bonneville Dam is still passing better than 1,000 fish per day, but the bite remains challenging for those fishing the … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for July 20

Willamette Valley/Metro – Although we’re witnessing peak passage for summer steelhead at Bonneville Dam, catches are far from impressive for lower Columbia beach plunkers and boaters. Some anglers are finding fair fishing downstream of the Cowlitz River, and in the Columbia River … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Updates for July 13

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the Columbia River steelhead run peaking right now, anglers working the mainstem are finding only mediocre success. A better set of tides are coming this weekend however, action for bank anglers should improve and the gorge should be … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Update for July 6th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Although the mainstem Columbia closed a bit early for summer Chinook, catches weren’t impressive as the run size has been downgraded reflecting the continued downward trend for Chinook fisheries west coast wide. Hopefully, the fall run scheduled to … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Update for June 30

Willamette Valley/Metro – Catches of Willamette River spring Chinook continue to impress anglers down about the overall basin’s return. Trollers working the head of the Multnomah Channel are still taking salmon with some regularity using Pro-trolls with small 3.5 spinners in tow. … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for June 22

Willamette Valley/Metro – Although spring Chinook fishing on the mainstem Columbia closed on the 15th, the summer Chinook season starts on June 22nd, and water conditions are looking favorable for a fair run through the 4th of July. Passage numbers at Bonneville are … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for June 16th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Catches of spring Chinook have often improved on the Willamette during the middle of June in recent years. Anglers have been looking forward to this time frame and early reports are indicating that fresh fish are moving through the … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Updates for June 9

Willamette Valley/Metro – Fishing on the Willamette and Columbia remains challenging, and the Columbia is slated to close on June 6th, but managers met on Tuesday to discuss more options. Managers extended the season through the 15th of June, full details … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for June 2nd

Willamette Valley/Metro – Portland area action is fading, with the Willamette remaining high and the Columbia experiencing extreme snowmelt as well. Options opened up last Friday however, with the re-opening of the Columbia River salmon season and steelhead available too. Trollers … Continue reading

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