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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 reports for June 30th

Willamette Valley/Metro – The success of the lower Columbia for summer Chinook surprised everyone, causing an early closure for summer Chinook in the mainstem starting Saturday at 12:01 a.m. Most are frustrated and in disbelief that the quota went so … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing Reports for 6/16/17

Willamette Valley/Metro – The big news is, the Columbia is re-opening after a 2-month hiatus. Be sure to check regulations here if you’re fishing the mainstem Columbia. Hatchery salmon and steelhead is open, but sturgeon closed effective on Wednesday. There … 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 April 21st

Willamette Valley/Metro – Portland area anglers are also seeing improving catches as of Thursday. The water was on the drop however, but slated to rise again by Friday. That could stymie catches. Both anchor anglers and hover trollers working flashers … Continue reading

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