Category Archives: Oregon Fishing

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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Stuck in the Matrix of Proper Fisheries Management

There are so many lessons to learn, if you just pay attention. Do you ever drive across a river, and wonder how many salmon or steelhead swam up it before European settlement? (I just drove across the Columbia River, once … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Report for July 14th

Willamette Valley/Metro – The summer Chinook fishery on the mainstem Columbia is tapering… quick. Catch rates are sub-par, with the best fishing still taking place at Bonneville Dam. Summer steelhead aren’t much better, with very few reported from either the … Continue reading

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Do the Numbers Seem Fishy to You?

By Bob Rees When fisheries close abruptly, the questions come a lobbin’. Most of my fellow fishermen get rather anxious, questioning whether our fishery managers are accurate in their assessments of the harvest. Although I will claim a bias, since … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Report for July 7th

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the depressed steelhead run, metro area fishing is next to non-existent. That could change however, as department officials re-opened the fishery immediately. Here is the official press release, it goes back to a 2 fish/day bag limit. … Continue reading

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From the National Wildlife Federation

The Trump Administration has just taken the first of two steps to remove protections from waters that have been safeguarded by the Clean Water Act for more than 40 years. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has moved to repeal the widely-supported … Continue reading

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Oregon fishing reports for June 30th

Willamette Valley/Metro – The success of the lower Columbia for summer Chinook surprised everyone, causing an early closure for summer Chinook in the mainstem starting Saturday at 12:01 a.m. Most are frustrated and in disbelief that the quota went so … Continue reading

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