Willamette River Report

Willamette River - Portland, OR (Lane County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-14-2021
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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 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. 13, the instantaneous reading below the falls at Oregon City showed a gage height 22.07 ft. Water temperature in Portland was 47.5F.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 14th

Upper Klamath Lake: Upper Klamath Lake Report
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Applegate River: Some Nice Fish Are Starting to Show
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir is Likely Rising & Muddy
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Report
Diamond Lake: Ice May Be a Bit Thin
Emigrant Reservoir: May Not Be A Bad Spot to Target Crappie & Bass
Fish Lake : Ice Was Last Reported at 6-9 Inches
Galesville Reservoir: Reservoir is Filling Up
Hemlock Lake: Recent Report Said The Road Was Open
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Report
Illinois River: River Should Be Dropping All Week and Be Fishable Late Friday
Lake Selmac: Bass Fishing May Not Be A Bad Idea
Lost Creek Lake: Main Focus For Lake Anglers Through Winter
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Smith River: Often Clears Faster Than Other Rivers in the Umpqua
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Report
Willow Lake: Currently 60 Percent Full
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed
Kilchis River: One of The First North Coast Rivers To Come Back Into Shape
Necanicum River: Little Slower Than Expected
Nehalem River: Fishing Was Fair Last Weekend
Nestucca River: Plenty of Opportunity To Catch When The River is in Shape
Siletz River: River Will Be Dropping into Shape Quickly
Siuslaw River: Winter Steehead fishing has been blown out on the Siuslaw
Wilson River: The River Blew Out Again Early This Week
Clackamas River: High Water May Keep Anglers off The River This Week
Detroit Reservoir: Trout Are Going to be the Main Fish to Pursue
Sandy River: Some Winter Steelhead Around Once The Water Levels Begin to Drop
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Difficult Fishing Conditions
Santiam River (South Fork): Fishing For Smallmouth Can Be Good During The Winter

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