Anglers Should Comfirm Access Before They Go

Willamette River - Portland, OR (Lane County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
12-9-2020
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Anglers should confirm access before they go. All Metro Parks and boat ramps are now open, but may have modified operations. Check conditions at individual parks on Metro’s website. State parks and recreation areas appear open.

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 fish ladder at Willamette Falls has re-opened and salmon are migrating up into the rive4r above, including over 3,700 coho salmon on the first day. 

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.

As of Dec. 9, the instantaneous reading at Oregon City showed a gage height 6.8. Water temperature in Portland was 43.9F ft.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Applegate Reservoir: Reservoir is 1% Full
Chetco River: Low Water Has Kept Steelhead Fishing From Taking Off
Elk River: Low Water Has Kept Most Anglers at Home
Emigrant Reservoir: Barely A Puddle
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Report
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Report
Garrison Lake: Good Time to Fish At The Lake
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Some Patches of Ice, But For The Most Part Very Fishable
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Report
Lake Selmac: Trout Should Still Be Available
Lost Creek Lake: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Medco Pond: Medco Pond Fishing Report
Rogue River- Lower: Low Water Has Kept Most Anglers at Home
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue Fishing Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Sixes River: Sixes River Report
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Necanicum River: Steelhead Fishing Was Slow Last Week
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Report
Nestucca River: Getting Started For Winter Steelhead
Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Report
Trask River: Still A Bit of an in Between Time of Year
Wilson River: Still Slightly on The Early Side For Steelhead
Clackamas River: Still Early For The Best of The Steelhead Run
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Eagle Creek: Eagle Creek Report
Foster Reservoir: Foster Reservoir Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Green Peter Reservoir Report
Sandy River: Anglers Should Comfirm Access Before They Go
Santiam River North Fork-2: North Fork Santiam River Report
Santiam River (South Fork): South Fork Santiam River Report

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