Willamette River Report

Willamette River - Portland, OR (Lane County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
9-16-2020
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Anglers should confirm access before they go. All Metro Parks are closed due to fire danger. State parks and recreation areas appears open as of Sept. 16. 

Check Willamette Falls fish counts.

The upstream 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. Smallmouth bass also can be a lot of fun to catch and are plentiful between Salem and Corvallis.

The river is ideal for small boats such as canoes and kayaks, but there are enough public access points for bank anglers as well. Consult Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for specific locations.  

The Willamette often gets overlooked because it is so close. But this river offers convenience, fairly good access and variety. And if fishing is slow, folks can take a dip to cool off.  

As of Sept. 16, the instantaneous reading at Portland was 21,200 cfs, and the water temperature has dropped to 60.6F




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, September 16th
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Sprague River: Fishing Continues to Be Slow For Redband Trout
Williamson River: Williamson River Report
Wood River: The Grasshopper Frenzy Continues!
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
North Umpqua River: Access is Limited
Smith River: Anglers Are Picking Up Some Salmon
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River Lower: Some Good Fishing Conditions
Plat I Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Been Good Recenty
Lost Creek Reservoir: Just Received It's Fall Stocking
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Reservoir Report
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Report
Illinois River: Illinois River Report
Hyatt Lake: Reservoir is 4 % Full
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Report
Hemlock Lake: Hemlock Lake Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Report
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Temps Have Been Dropping
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Report

ODFW Recreation Report

9-10-2020
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