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Date 29-Nov-17
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Conditions : WILLAMETTE RIVER: The Willamette is the first place anglers can expect to see winter steelhead available in the Portland area and the Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the “opener” for the eager needing to try. There aren’t typically a great number of winters to be found in late November but Meldrum Bar and around the mouth of the Clackamas River are your best bets for early season action. It’s predominantly a bank fishery here so watch the locals for tips or visit your nearby fishing supply store for information on methods and gear.

Through Nov. 16 cumulative coho passage numbers at the Willamette Falls fish ladder stood at 2,928 adults and 2,565 jacks, while the very early winter steelhead counts showed 32 fish moving upstream.

USGS hydrological data for the Willamette River on Nov. 17 had flows at 50,000 cfs, the water temperature down to 48°F, and visibility extremely poor at less than 1.0 ft.

The Middle Fork Willamette River is open to bait below Dexter Dam only. Reminder: Restrictions from Dexter Dam to appoximately 700 ft downstream to the markers: No angling from the north shore, from a floating device, or while wading (pg 44 in regulations). This river reach is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped salmon and steelhead and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length. A Columbia River Basin Endorsement is required for anglers targeting salmon and steelhead in the Middle Fork Willamette below Dexter Dam.

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About: - The Willamette offers many warm water fishing opportunities to turn to when salmon or sturgeon are not available. Look for bass, crappie, or bluegill around rocky outcroppings and other structure such as old pilings or fallen trees. The local tackle shops should be able to set you up with the gear you need, as well as provide some expertise on the best places to try.

Misc Info: - Anglers are now allowed to keep up to three coho per day under a new “bonus bag” rule that took effect Sept. 1. Below Willamette Falls, anglers on the Willamette were already permitted under permanent rules to keep two fin-clipped adult salmon or steelhead in any combination. The new “bonus bag” rule allows retention of a third fish, as long as it is a hatchery coho, denoted by a clipped adipose fin.


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