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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 Reports for March 9th

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the Willamette River going off-color late last week, trollers river-wide have hung it up for a while, although turbidity levels are improving, but may go out again by the weekend. Spring Chinook action is on hold, although … Continue reading

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Management Gone Right

By Bob Rees It’s been about two months since I’ve spent any measureable time on the water here in Oregon. Can’t say I felt I was missing much, when late-run Chinook catches were grim, the rivers were high, and the … Continue reading

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Oregon fishing reports for Sept 23rd

Willamette Valley/Metro – With declining dam counts, come declining success rates. Chinook counts at Bonneville have consistently dipped below 10,000 fish a day, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t catchable numbers of fish around. Trollers working Pro Troll flashers and … 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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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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False Start for Flatties

It isn’t all that often that a viable opportunity for Oregon coast halibut comes around, so when it does, I want to be there. Halibut of course, is a bit of an iconic species, fetching top dollar in highfalutin restaurants … Continue reading

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