Willamette River Fish Report for 1-7-2021
Willamette River Report
Willamette River - Portland, OR (Lane County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
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 Jan. 6, the instantaneous reading below the falls at Oregon City showed a gage height 19.61 ft. Water temperature in Portland was close to 47F.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, January 7th
Ana River: Fly-Fishing Reports Indicate Fishing Has Been Slow
Krumbo Reservoir: Likely Some Surface Ice
Phillips Reservoir: Fishing Well Through The Ice
Pilcher Reservoir: Good Numbers of Trout
Warm Springs Reservoir: Still Some Open Water
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Steelhead rivers in the Coquille Basin are currently high and muddy
Fish Lake : Ice is About 6 Inches Thick
Illinois River: The river is expected bump up again after recently cresting
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Rogue River - Middle: The periodic bumps in rain should be as good of conditions as the Rogue has seen in January for a few years
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Kilchis River: Should Drop into Prime Condition Late This Week
Necanicum River: Still High and Off Color As of Tuesday
Nehalem River: Should Be Dropping Into Good Condition Late This Week
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Report
Trask River: Should Drop Into Good Conditions By The Weekend
Wilson River: Winter Steelhead Season Got Off to A Decent Start
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Report
McKenzie River: Hendricks Bridge Boat Ramp is Now Open!
Sandy River: Sandy RIver Report
Santiam River North Fork-2: River is Running Aroudn 9,800 CFS
Santiam River (South Fork): River is in Flood Conditions At This Time
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