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Willamette River

Rating - Fair   

Sunday, Dec 01 2019
Coho passage has down precipitously of late, with daily crossings dropping into single digits over the past 10 days. To date, 7,281 adults and 1,354 jacks have moved upstream since the beginning of September.Summer steelhead passage is over for the year. So the next big move for the Willamette will be the arrival of winters most likely in November.Warmwater fishing remains as a viable option for anglers in the lower Willamette as does catch-and-release white sturgeon fishing, which can be good this time of year.Further upstream, the section between Albany and Harrisburg is open year-round for trout fishing, which can be very good when flows are cooperating. Anglers may keep two trout per day.Hydrological data for the Willamette at Willamette Falls on Nov. 4 showed flows at 9,850 cfs, visibility at 6.5 ft., and a water temperature cooling to 46 degrees.




Sunday, Dec 01 2019



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Salmon, Steelhead, Bass, and Sturgeon.


Willamette River

Rating - Fair

Coho passage has down precipitously of late, with daily crossings dropping into single digits over the past 10 days. To date, 7,281 adults and 1,354 jacks have moved upstream since the beginning of September.Summer steelhead passage is over for the year. So the next big move for the Willamette will be the arrival of winters most likely in November.Warmwater fishing remains as a viable option for anglers in the lower Willamette as does catch-and-release white sturgeon fishing, which can be good this time of year.Further upstream, the section between Albany and Harrisburg is open year-round for trout fishing, which can be very good when flows are cooperating. Anglers may keep two trout per day.Hydrological data for the Willamette at Willamette Falls on Nov. 4 showed flows at 9,850 cfs, visibility at 6.5 ft., and a water temperature cooling to 46 degrees.


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