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Oregon Fishing Reports for October 13

Willamette Valley/Metro – With little to fish for in the Portland area, anglers are hinging their bets on a brighter future for salmon. Dam passage at Bonneville remains uninspiring, but jack coho counts are tracking above the 10-year average, indicating a … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for October 6

Willamette Valley/Metro – Chinook numbers remain depressed at Bonneville Dam and anglers will remain sidelined for the foreseeable future. The mainstem Columbia is closed to almost all fishing, catch and release sturgeon remains one of the few options. Coho are entering … Continue reading

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Oregon fishing reports for September 29th

Willamette Valley/Metro – With no mainstem Columbia opportunity for salmon in the recent past or near future, anglers were focused on the last of the 2 open days for sturgeon last Saturday. The results were not impressive as anglers reported slow … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for Sept 14

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the emergency closure at the end of the day on Wednesday (September 12th), anglers got their last licks in on Chinook, which are in peak migration in the middle river right now. Action had been sporadic by … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for Sept 8th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Mixed reports are coming from the troll and anchor fleet in the only remaining open stretch of the Columbia River, Warrior Rock to Bonneville Dam (and of course upstream of Bonneville too). This river reach will remain open … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for August 31

This weekend (Sept. 1-2) is a Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon when no license, tag or endorsement is needed to fish, crab and clam anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing. As an angler, you know how much fun fishing … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for August 24th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Although the mainstem Columbia River fall Chinook fishery has yet to take off locally, it’s only a matter of days as salmon counts are beginning to build at Bonneville Dam. Soon, trollers working Pro-trolls and spinners will be … Continue reading

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