Portland/metro fishing report

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Following the “dumping” of water coming from upstream impoundments of the Columbia River, more robust Chinook numbers are starting to show in the Multnomah Channel and the lower Portland Harbor. Anglers are taking fair numbers on 360° flashers and small sized 3.5 spinners with more regularity. Early mornings typically produce the best results.

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Photo: Morning spring Chinook from the lower Multnomah Channel

Springers are still falling in Oregon City, where 100% of the caught fish were fin-clipped for two weeks in a row. Shad are bountiful in the Oregon City area as well but sunny skies are typically required for great catches.

The Willamette will see a unique opportunity to catch and RETAIN sturgeon between 44″ and 50″ downstream of the Milwaukie Bridge deadline. Check this press release to make sure you have all the regulatory information that you need. No fishing after 6:00 p.m. as an example.

The Clackamas continued to put out summer steelhead, for bank anglers this week. Hatchery spring Chinook are still absent from the catches and most are surprised by the number of summers around, given this year’s poor steelhead performance.

The Sandy seems to be producing more spring Chinook than summer steelhead as of late. It’s not that the catches are great, but catchable numbers are present.

Both the Sandy and the Clackamas are forecasting a relatively significant bump in water levels this weekend. That’s welcome news to fish and fishermen.

Trout continue to get stocked with some vigor in all areas of the state. Check out the stocking schedule HERE.
 
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Following the “dumping” of water coming from upstream impoundments of the Columbia River, more robust Chinook numbers are starting to show in the Multnomah Channel and the lower Portland Harbor. Anglers are taking fair numbers on 360° flashers and small sized 3.5 spinners with more regularity. Early mornings typically produce the best results.

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Photo: Morning spring Chinook from the lower Multnomah Channel

Springers are still falling in Oregon City, where 100% of the caught fish were fin-clipped for two weeks in a row. Shad are bountiful in the Oregon City area as well but sunny skies are typically required for great catches.

The Willamette will see a unique opportunity to catch and RETAIN sturgeon between 44″ and 50″ downstream of the Milwaukie Bridge deadline. Check this press release to make sure you have all the regulatory information that you need. No fishing after 6:00 p.m. as an example.

The Clackamas continued to put out summer steelhead, for bank anglers this week. Hatchery spring Chinook are still absent from the catches and most are surprised by the number of summers around, given this year’s poor steelhead performance.

The Sandy seems to be producing more spring Chinook than summer steelhead as of late. It’s not that the catches are great, but catchable numbers are present.

Both the Sandy and the Clackamas are forecasting a relatively significant bump in water levels this weekend. That’s welcome news to fish and fishermen.

Trout continue to get stocked with some vigor in all areas of the state. Check out the stocking schedule HERE.
At this point clipped springers on the Sandy are very rare.
 

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