Category Archives: Oregon Fishing

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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Seven Fish, Five Fish, Four Fish, More Fish. Where Do We Go From Here?

By Bob Rees Not even one year ago, the bag limit for rockfish was seven fish. Today, it’s four. As we experience a downturn in our salmon and steelhead stocks, bottomfishing is only becoming more popular. Professional fishing guides that … 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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Sound Fisheries Policy is Under Attack!

By Bob Rees Besides walking Capitol Hill on the legislation on sea lion predation on our Northwest stocks of salmon and steelhead, myself (Bob Rees) representing the Association of Northwest Steelheaders, and two representatives from the NW Guides and Anglers … 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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Let’s Talk About Fish and Fishing!

By Bob Rees Do you want the good news, or the bad news? OK, bad news first. How would you feel about DRASTIC AND DRACONIAN CUTS to hatchery production for spring Chinook, summer steelhead and rainbow trout in the Willamette River and … Continue reading

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