Category Archives: Oregon fishing reports

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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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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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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Oregon Fishing Report for June 23

Willamette Valley/Metro – Despite the increased opportunity for salmon and steelhead on the mainstem Columbia, catches remained subdued as most would have expected. Chinook did outnumber a depressed steelhead run, and that will likely be the case for the remainder … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Updates for May 26th

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the Columbia still closed, and a quashing of a potential consumptive sturgeon season, anglers remain focused on the Willamette River itself, and justifiably so. Chinook counts are Bonneville are currently robust, and jack counts more optimistic … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for May 12

Willamette Valley/Metro – Starting with the Columbia, the news remains a bit glum right now, with dam passage still so to go. Managers pulled the plug on the standard mid-May summer steelhead opener, we’d likely catch more spring Chinook than … Continue reading

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Fishing Reports for May 5th

Willamette Valley/Metro – Anglers remain focused on the Willamette River system, as we enter peak season for spring Chinook. Catch rates took a nice bump following the last river rise, and boaters from Oregon City through the Multnomah Channel scored … Continue reading

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