Willamette River Report

Willamette River - Portland, OR (Lane County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-18-2021
Website

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 Feb. 17, the instantaneous reading below the falls at Oregon City showed a gage height 16.12ft. Water temperature in Portland was 44.8F.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, February 18th

Hood River: A Few Winter Steelhead Are Being Reported
Clackamas River: Fishing is Starting To Pick Up
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Water Elevation is Starting to Slowly Rise
Sandy River: Expect New Fish Throughout The System
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Water Clarity is Good Despite High Flows
Santiam River (South Fork): South Fork Santiam River Report

Rock Creek Hatchery production update

2-16-2021
ROSEBURG, Ore – ODFW staff continues to work on short-term solutions for hatchery production to maintain Umpqua fisheries and long-range...... Read More