Category Archives: Oregon fishing reports

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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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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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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Oregon Fishing Report for March 17

Willamette Valley/Metro – Turbidity levels on the Willamette remain at good levels, allowing the spring Chinook fishery on the mainstem to prosecute. Effort has been on the increase, and out of 1,658 angler trips, 23 springers were retained, and another 12 were … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for February 23rd

Willamette Valley/Metro – With a stable Willamette River comes an excited effort for spring Chinook in the Sellwood area. Sellwood is often one of the better early season producers and although a far cry from its historical significance, it has produced some … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for February 17

This weekend (Feb. 17 & 18) is a Free Fishing Weekend. You won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. But remember, all other regulations and area closures still apply. Willamette Valley/Metro – The big news … Continue reading

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