Portland metro fishing update

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Portland/Metro Fishing Report – Chinook action in the mainstem Columbia has flopped recently, with the exception of Bonneville, where Bonneville Dam salmon fishing has been interesting. Trollers are finding good success on a nearly daily basis. Counts at Bonneville remain robust. Some coho, both hatchery and wild are falling to 360° flashers and spinners as well.

The Clackamas River saw a nice surge of coho last week and anglers were out in full force to strike chrome success. The bulk of the early run is now in the upper basin, with most of the Clackamas River coho turning off into Eagle Creek. Action at the mouth an in Eagle Creek itself has been decent, but quickly fading too. Another rain freshet is in the forecast, which should bode well for another shot of fish.

Avid angler Jeff Stoeger reports on the Sandy River – “Well the coho are in the river. The photo is of Jim Cathcarts’ fish he caught on Saturday in between rain showers. He went two for three with one hatch and one native.

There are fish scattered through out the river from the mouth to Cedar Creek. The river jumped up to 8.6ft and has dropped to 7.8ft and should slowly drop before we get the next rain. The river temperature is around 58 degrees and will drop as the weather temperatures gets cooler and as snowpack starts to build.

A few anglers are casting for coho in the Willamette around the mouth of the Clackamas. Meanwhile, coho numbers are growing at Willamette Falls, where anglers upstream of the falls will be targeting them for the next several weeks. Anglers are allowed to keep both hatchery and “wild” fish upstream of the falls.

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