Willamette River Report

Willamette River - Portland, OR (Lane County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-1-2021
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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 March 10, the instantaneous reading below the falls at Oregon City showed a gage height 7.5 ft. Water temperature in Portland was 48.5F.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, April 1st

Campbell Reservoir: Warmer weather this week might put bass on the bite
Gerber Reservoir: Lake is Ice Free
John C Boyle Reservoir: Yellow Perch Bite is Really Good This Time of Year
Upper Klamath Lake: Boat Ramps Are Open
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Willow Valley Reservoir: Willow Valley Reservoir Report
Applegate River: Trout Season Re-Opens May 22
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Ice is Breaking Up
Hyatt Lake: Some Open Water Can Be Found
Illinois River: Steelhead and trout fishing closesd on March 31
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Plan on Fishing Later in The Day for Warmer Water Temps
Alsea River: Remains Open For Steelhead Through April
Kilchis River: Low & Clear
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is on the low side
Salmon River: Trout Fishing Re-Opens May 22
Siletz River: Steelhead Fishing Has Improved
Siuslaw River: Trout Fishing Re-Opens May 22
Trask River: Should Fish Through The Week
Wilson River: Steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been fair
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Report
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Foster Reservoir: Reservoir Will Be Stocked This Week
Sandy River: Sandy River Report

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Friday, March 26th

Ana Reservoir: Ana Reservoir Report
Ana River: Recent fly-fishing reports indicate fishing has been slow
Campbell Reservoir: Warmer weather this weekend might put bass on the bite
Gerber Reservoir: Lake is Ice Free
Upper Klamath Lake: Catch Rates Are Low
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Priday Reservoir: Stocked Last Week With 200 Trophy Rainbow Trout
Willow Valley Reservoir: Willow Valley Reservoir Report
Applegate Reservoir: Steelhead Fishing Will be Closed April 1st
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing Should Still Be Good
Chetco River: Peak Spawning is Right Around The Corner
Coquille River: Steelhead Fishing is Virtually Done For The Year
Elk River: Anglers Have Been Doing Pretty Well
Emigrant Reservoir: Trout Stocking Has Been Postponed Until April
Fish Lake : Ice Fishing is Probably on Hold This Weekend
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Report
Garrison Lake: Stocked Earlier This Month
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Fishing Has Been Slow
Illinois River: Conditions Are Looking Good
Lost Creek Lake: Reservoir is 64% Full
Rogue River - Middle: Angler Are Picking Up Steelhead on A Regular Basis
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Stocking is Scheduled Just Before Memorial Day
Sixes River: Mostly Clear Conditions Through The End of The Season
Alsea River: Steelhead Fishing Continues To Be Slow
Kilchis River: Fishable But on The Low Side
Necanicum River: LIttle Bump Over The Weekend
Nehalem River: Is Finally in Prime Condition
Nestucca River: Should Be Fishable All Week
Siletz River: Steelhead Fishing Did Improve Some This Week
Siuslaw River: Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Trask River: Nice Bump in Level and Color
Wilson River: Steelhead Fishing Picked up Last Week
Clackamas River: Fishing is Beginning to Pick Up
Dexter Reservoir: Will Be Stocked This Week
Foster Reservoir: Trout Stocking Will Begin Next Week
Sandy River: Sandy River Report
Fall River: Anglers Reporting Good Fishing
Metolius River: Metolius River Report
Grande Ronde River: Grande Ronde Fishing Report
Imnaha River: River Conditions Are Excellent For Steelhead
Wallowa Lake : Anglers Are Starting to Catch Kokanee
Wallowa River: Steelhead Are Moving Upstream
Snake River: Snake River Below Hells Canyon Report