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Columbia River

Rating - Fair   

Tuesday, Oct 01 2019
Managers met on Wednesday to pour over impacts for the Warrior Rock to Bonneville numbers and were surprised to learn that the fishery had been performing better than expected. For that reason, Chinook fishing will close effective COB (Close of Business) on Thursday, September 5th, so no fishing from Friday forward. The fishing from Warrior Rock to the Gorge was described as good one day, terrible the next with some days a 2 to 3 fish per boat average. Not uncommon for this time of year. It was tough enough dealing with the early closure, but to have an even earlier closure, thats a real tough break for metro anglers.The fishery above Bonneville Dam will remain open for the foreseeable future and there should be some good opportunity for those that are willing to learn how to fish in that fishery.Tributary fisheries such as the Willamette, Clackamas and Sandy Rivers remain viable options with coho just starting to arrive in catchable numbers. Early fish will start to migrate into the lower reaches of each of these systems with the Sandy and Clackamas both options by the weekend.




Tuesday, Oct 01 2019



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Columbia River

Rating - Fair

Managers met on Wednesday to pour over impacts for the Warrior Rock to Bonneville numbers and were surprised to learn that the fishery had been performing better than expected. For that reason, Chinook fishing will close effective COB (Close of Business) on Thursday, September 5th, so no fishing from Friday forward. The fishing from Warrior Rock to the Gorge was described as good one day, terrible the next with some days a 2 to 3 fish per boat average. Not uncommon for this time of year. It was tough enough dealing with the early closure, but to have an even earlier closure, thats a real tough break for metro anglers.The fishery above Bonneville Dam will remain open for the foreseeable future and there should be some good opportunity for those that are willing to learn how to fish in that fishery.Tributary fisheries such as the Willamette, Clackamas and Sandy Rivers remain viable options with coho just starting to arrive in catchable numbers. Early fish will start to migrate into the lower reaches of each of these systems with the Sandy and Clackamas both options by the weekend.


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