Category Archives: Oregon Fishing

Quest for 100k Campaign

Join your fellow fishing community members at the launch of the Association of Northwest Steelheader’s Quest for 100k campaign. The goal of the campaign is to get 100,000 adult spring Chinook back to the Willamette River Basin each and every … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for January 5

Willamette Valley/Metro – Be sure to get your 2018 fishing license, tag and Columbia River endorsement before you go out this winter. A shellfish license is also needed if you’re going to crab, clam or dig sand shrimp. With the … Continue reading

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Quest for 100k and State of the Sea Lion Bill

Join the Association of Northwest Steelheaders on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 for the Quest for 100,000 Willamette River bound spring Chinook and an update on our collective efforts to save Willamette Basin wild winter steelhead from extinction. We’ll update you on the status … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for December 29th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Following the wintery blast, temperatures warmed and coupled with a good batch of rain, caused metro rivers to rise and become out of reach for most steelheaders. Action wasn’t great anyway, as most of the metro steelhead stocks … Continue reading

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It Pays to Angle for Bigger Fish

By Bob Rees The passage of HR 200 out of the House Natural Resources committee last week was somewhat deflating. Although there wasn’t drastic changes to the long heralded, hugely successful, bi-partisan supported Magnuson Stevens Act, there were some serious underpinnings … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for December 22nd

Willamette Valley/Metro – With little to fish for on the mainstem Columbia and Willamette Rivers, anglers are biding their time for more abundant winter steelhead runs, and a reasonable chance at a spring Chinook, which won’t come for at least another … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for December 16th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Fishery biologists came out with the 2018 spring Chinook forecast last week, and although far from the previous highs of the early 2000’s, it’s a respectable 166,700. That is about 51,000 more returning adults then what actually returned … Continue reading

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