Portland/metro fishing report

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Willamette River spring/summer Chinook continue to percolate. A nice late season surge, likely fueled by a robust return of summer Chinook this year, is producing good catches in the lower Multnomah Channel and near St. Johns on the mainstem Willamette. Action should stay fair to good here for early morning trollers.

Oregon City anglers are still catching hatchery spring Chinook as well. It’s more of an evening bite here however. Shad fishing remains excellent here too, a nice opportunity for a combination trip.

Anglers interested in another crack at catch and keep sturgeon fishing will be on the Willamette on Saturday. Catches from last weekend were under-whelming, but at least there’s a metro opportunity for a keeper.

Anchor anglers working the Columbia River near Bonneville are producing good catches on spinners and plugs. It’ll only get better in the coming weeks. Shad fishing is excellent here too.

The Sandy River is still giving up an occasional spring Chinook, but it may get more challenging as temperatures warm and swimmers and rafters start inundating the river system. The upper reaches above Oxbow Park will offer up the best chances.

The Clackamas is surprising anglers with a nice grade of summer steelhead. Spring Chinook remain next to non-existent, but the summer steelhead are large in size. Early mornings will yield the best results.

Trout continue to get stocked with some vigor in all areas of the state. Check out the stocking schedule HERE.
 
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Willamette River spring/summer Chinook continue to percolate. A nice late season surge, likely fueled by a robust return of summer Chinook this year, is producing good catches in the lower Multnomah Channel and near St. Johns on the mainstem Willamette. Action should stay fair to good here for early morning trollers.

Oregon City anglers are still catching hatchery spring Chinook as well. It’s more of an evening bite here however. Shad fishing remains excellent here too, a nice opportunity for a combination trip.

Anglers interested in another crack at catch and keep sturgeon fishing will be on the Willamette on Saturday. Catches from last weekend were under-whelming, but at least there’s a metro opportunity for a keeper.

Anchor anglers working the Columbia River near Bonneville are producing good catches on spinners and plugs. It’ll only get better in the coming weeks. Shad fishing is excellent here too.

The Sandy River is still giving up an occasional spring Chinook, but it may get more challenging as temperatures warm and swimmers and rafters start inundating the river system. The upper reaches above Oxbow Park will offer up the best chances.

The Clackamas is surprising anglers with a nice grade of summer steelhead. Spring Chinook remain next to non-existent, but the summer steelhead are large in size. Early mornings will yield the best results.

Trout continue to get stocked with some vigor in all areas of the state. Check out the stocking schedule HERE.
I will correct this report : At this point springers on the Sandy are rare . the few that are there are not clipped. O.D.F.W. is doing their best to turn the Sandy into a splash and giggle river . The same thing that they did on the Clack.
 

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