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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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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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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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Oregon Fishing Reports for Dec 8

Willamette Valley/Metro – There remains no activity on the lower Columbia River. The Willamette River is still harboring sturgeon, and in good numbers. Few still pursue them however, despite the good action and quality size. We’ve become a keeper society. We hope … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for December 2

Willamette Valley/Metro – Although the Columbia is done for the season, the Willamette is yielding good catches of sturgeon for this interested in this great catch and release fishery. Sturgeon to 5 foot are not uncommon, but the action is good throughout the … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for November 24th

Willamette Valley/Metro – With the Columbia all done for the year, the Willamette high and muddy, with a chance for a sturgeon, and the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers too high, we’re getting off pretty easy this week here at The Guide’s … Continue reading

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