Portland/metro fishing report

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Portland/Metro Fishing Report - Mainstem Columbia sturgeon seekers had bad road conditions and frigid weather conditions to contend with, it certainly hampered catch and effort since the opener on January 1st. Only about 10% of the quota has been caught to date so there's plenty more opportunity to be had! You can find regulations about halfway down THIS page, and the agency's most recent press release HERE to ensure you're within your legal guidelines.

Once the New Year hits, anglers start thinking spring Chinook, even though we're still many months away from any semblance of a peak season. There hasn't been any salmon cross Bonneville Dam just yet, but winter steelhead are making their way upstream in minute numbers.

The Willamette continues to climb and has yet to crest, but that will happen soon. Fishing will be out for a while, but when it comes back in, winter steelhead and sturgeon will once again become a viable option. It's a roily, brown mess right now.

The Clackamas and Sandy Rivers are both blown but have both likely peaked from their highs at the time of this writing. Both systems should be good when flows subside after the weekend. Catches have been good this year so anglers are excited about the opportunity.

Avid angler Jeff Stoeger reports, "Hello All. This weeks' report has fish being caught throughout the entire river. The fly guys fishing from Revenue Bridge to Oxbow have had some luck using larger streamers in various colors and most of the fish are a mixture of both hatchery and natives. Cedar Creek guys using beads and spinners in 12mm to 16mm beads and spinners in sizes 3 and 4 in silver blades with blue, green, black and pink bodies. The river was running at ideal height but will be on the rise as of this report.







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

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