Portland/metro fishing report – Jeff Stoeger and Bob Rees

The Guides Forecast
With the Willamette falling and in good color, interest is already brewing for a January spring Chinook. Although there’s been two confirmed spring Chinook from the Clackamas River, none have been confirmed from the Willamette as of this writing. That will likely change by the first or second week of February.

Columbia River anglers have a ways to go before good catches of spring Chinook happen there. Meanwhile, sturgeon catches have been good enough in the Bonneville Pool to warrant a closure following Saturday’s effort. The Dalles and John Day Pools will remain open under their respective regulations.

Steelhead are starting to show in better numbers on the Clackamas River. Water conditions for this weekend look promising, consider a later start when air and water temperatures improve.

Avid angler Jeff Stoeger reports, “”Hello All. The hatchery has received 251 hatchery fish and recycled 155 fish back into the river at Lewis and Clark Park. All these recycled hatchery fish will have their right gill plate hole punched. There are good numbers of fish in the entire river, from the hatchery all the way down to the mouth.

A more robust trout stocking schedule lies just ahead. Go to the stocking page to see what opportunities lie ahead in the coming weeks.

Find the full report and forecast for Members on the Sandy and the Clackamas from this page here.
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