Portland/metro fishing report

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Although effort ticked upwards for spring Chinook in the lower Willamette, catch rates went with it. The best catches of the season were recorded last week, giving an insight as to what late season opportunities will happen for metro area anglers. In recent years, catch rates for later returning spring Chinook have remained consistent, well into the middle of July. Hardware becomes a more important tool this time of year, as Chinook seem to respond best to spinners, either trolled alone, or behind a 360° flasher for extra action.

Oregon managers met on Wednesday, to craft a June opportunity for catch and keep sturgeon enthusiasts for the Willamette River. Catch rates for Willamette sturgeon are already slowing, but at least anglers will have another crack at them in a few weeks from now.

Shad are starting to show on the Willamette River, and the Columbia as well, but the Columbia run typically peaks a few weeks later than the Willamette.

Maybe the bigger news is, fishery managers from Oregon and Washington met Tuesday, bumping opportunity for mainstem Columbia River spring Chinook (and summer Chinook too) beginning this Friday, May 21st. A higher than expected adult return will offer up this additional opportunity, along with a 30% hold-back buffer to ensure we meet the guidelines for ESA protections and catch sharing with upriver users. The press release can be found HERE.

Summer steelhead made a stronger showing last week in the Sandy River, but Clackamas River catch and effort remains very light.

Pro guide Kevin Anderson of Next Level Guide Service (541) 974-1135 had this to report from Detroit Reservoir. Kevin states, “This past week angler success was very dependent on where you might be fishing. There has been many anglers struggling to locate biting fish the past couple weeks. Having some local intel and knowledge will certainly help with your success. The Kokanee seem to be very scattered in depth & location. My last several trips I located good numbers of Kokanee in the 35-40’ range early morning. As the sun hit the water the fish went deeper in the 45-55’ of water. When the fish are scattered it’s imperative to try all depths where you are marking fish. If you get a hook up at a certain depth it’s important to work that depth to establish a pattern.

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Trout continue to get stocked with some vigor in all areas of the state. Check out the stocking schedule HERE.
 
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