Portland metro fishing report

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With the Columbia closed, anglers will now refocus their efforts on the lower Willamette River. The spring Chinook bite should last a few more days, but time is ticking on this fishery, especially since numbers of summer Chinook, often intercepted in this fishery, are starting to slide.

The early morning spring/summer Chinook bite remains good at the mouth of the Willamette River however, fish are being caught every day.

Willamette River Fishing Report​

From Harrisburg, to Corvallis, to Albany: A great option for warmwater fishing. Evening fishing for smallmouths, especially in the slow water sloughs. Flyfishing with leech patterns and top waters is especially good. Lures including all kinds of topwaters, Rebels, Rapalas are fishing great in the evening just before sunset. Sloughs just downstream of Harrisburg are filled with smallmouth bass.

The mainstem McKenzie has been stocked over the past week. The McKenzie has dropped rapidly over the last week that does not bode well for maintaining temperatures that are good for trout fishing. The upper reaches of the McKenzie are accessible by the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail above McKenzie Bridge and Rainbow.

Clackamas River Fishing Report​

The creel report, as pathetic as it was, is over on the Clackamas River. Believe it or not, spring Chinook action was actually better than it was in 2020. Well, it closed in 2020 so we have that going for us.

The last check (week of June 21 – 27) creel checkers saw 5 hatchery Chinook kept, and 5 wild Chinook released. .
Summer steelhead action hasn’t been much better, despite a good surge early in the season. Nine boat anglers and 17 bank anglers didn’t catch anything this week that was checked.

Again, it’s been slow for both summer steelhead and spring Chinook as of late, with no expectations that it will improve in the near future.

Sandy River Fishing Report​

Avid angler Jeff Stoeger offers up this report. Jeff writes, “I hope that everyone had a safe 4th of July. Well, this week’s report has the river turning to glacial green from milk chocolate brown. The weather forecast is for the weather to temps to run in the mid to upper 80’s during next week and the evening temps dropping down into the mid 50’s. The river should run glacial green until we hit the upper 80’s to 90 and visibility about foot and half.

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