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Oregon Fishing Update for April 14

Willamette Valley/Metro – Now with the Columbia closed, effort will shift to the Willamette River but recent rains have put the Willamette out as far as turbidity, for the near future. On the Willamette, this year’s catches are tracking ahead of last … Continue reading

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Salmon Quest

Many anglers have become aware of the Association of Northwest Steelheader’s Quest for 100K campaign. Launched on January 9th, the Q4100K is an initiative to bring back 100,000 spring Chinook to the Willamette Basin each and every year. To do this, we’re focusing on … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Report for April 7th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Anglers working the Columbia continue to find inconsistent results, although action picked up fairly significantly on Thursday (today). Springers are being caught from Altoona near Astoria to Camas near the entrance to the gorge. Test netting from last … Continue reading

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Fishing For Invested Anglers

By Bob Rees Anglers from across the nation converged in Washington DC this week, this angler included, for the National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit to discuss gains and losses that the sportfleet has experienced in recent times. The take-away, recreational … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports

Willamette Valley/Metro – Spring Chinook anglers on the Columbia River remain largely disappointed in their effort outcomes when action should be picking up. Water temperatures are becoming more favorable, but remain relatively cold to stimulate migration. Managers have modeled the fishery … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Updates for March 24

Willamette Valley/Metro – After a brief lull in spring Chinook activity, action took off for many early this week. Sellwood stalwart John “The Sultan of Sellwood” Shmilenko caught four spring Chinook on herring at his favorite haunt. Water conditions have been … Continue reading

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The Building of a Conservation Army

By Bob Rees The Association of Northwest Steelheaders just completed their 3rd annual Family Fish Camp at beautiful Camp Angelos on the banks of the Sandy River in Troutdale, Oregon. Of course we ordered up a nice batch of weather to go along with some monster trout … Continue reading

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