Portland Fishing

Links and information for Portland, Oregon fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Bass, Walleye, Shad and Trout in the Portland area. We link to Portland Oregon fishing guides and charter boats. The Pacific Ocean is about 1 hour from here and we link to Salmon charters and deep sea fishing charter boats on the Pacific Coast.


Portland, Oregon fishing guides and Spring Chinook Fishing Guides fish popular Northwest spots like the Columbia River, Willamette River, Clackamas River Tillamook Bay & Nehalem Bay for Salmon, Sturgeon & Steelhead.

Fishing reports for areas nearby Portland, Oregon thanks to Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife

Portland Area Fishing Guides     Portland, Oregon Fishing

Portland Fishing Guides offer Salmon fishing trips and know "how to catch Salmon and Sturgeon" in Portland Oregon on the Willamette river and the Columbia River

  • Oregon Fishing Guide fishes for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Shad on Oregon's Columbia and Willamette Rivers and Buoy 10. Guided fishing trips spring, summer and fall. Enjoy great fishing and scenery, close to the Portland metropolitan area.

  • Mah-Hah Outfitters fly fishes and gear fishes on the John Day River in North Central Oregon for trophy smallmouth bass and native steelhead, and on a private largemouth/ bluegill lake and private trout lake.  We do "Cast and Blast" trips for fish and wild chukar, pheasant, quail, ducks, and geese. 

  • Hooked On Fishing Guide Service Dave Perez of Hooked On Fishing Guide Service offers fishing trips for Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon on the Columbia River. Areas include Buoy 10, Bonneville Dam area, Mid-Columbia and it's tributaries (Wind River, Drano Lake and Klickitat River) and the Priest Rapids/Hanford Reach areas.

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Wildlife viewing: As noted in the Fishing section, above, a record-breaking run of returning fall Chinook salmon, along with season-high numbers of Coho and steelhead have been passing the fish windows at Bonneville Dam. As salmon arrive at their upstream spawning grounds, streamside viewing will also be a possibility. Viewers are reminded that special care is needed to avoid interfering with spawning of protected species such as fall Chinook. In particular, avoid walking on fish redds, the light-colored depressions in stream gravel beds where salmon deposit their eggs. Thousands of crimson-red Kokanee can be seen in the creek near Speelyai Hatchery on the North Fork Lewis River (Merwin Reservoir). Thousands more will begin spawning shortly on Cougar Creek in Yale Reservoir, also on the North Fork Lewis.

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Tillamook Bay fishing guides to catch huge Fall Chinook Salmon and King Salmon in coastal streams.

Portland Oregon area Fishing reports

With catch rates and dam counts both setting all-time records, fall Chinook are the star attraction for Columbia River anglers. Boat fishers working the lower Columbia from Longview upstream to Woodland during the first half of September averaged up to 1.6 Chinook per rod - the highest catch rates ever seen in the area, reports regional fish biologist Joe Hymer. At the same time, fall Chinook were passing Bonneville Dam in all-time record, single-day numbers. The Sept. 11 tally was 45,884 Chinook, easily surging past the previous single-day record of 39,376 set on Sept. 12, 1987, Hymer reports. Counts continued to exceed the old record through Sept. 14. "We've probably passed the peak, but it was quite a peak - the last couple of weeks have been incredible," says Hymer. As the bulk of the run heads past Bonneville, Chinook fishing should pick up at the mouths or inside the tributaries such as Drano Lake and the White Salmon and Klickitat rivers. "There'll be waves of fish heading upstream," adds Hymer. Fall Chinook are also pulling out of the mainstem Columbia into lower tributaries such as the

Elochoman, Cowlitz, Toutle, Kalama, Lewis and Washougal rivers. In addition to the recent record daily counts of adult fall Chinook at Bonneville Dam, steelhead and Coho daily counts were a season high of 8,000 fish daily Sept. 13 and 14. Meanwhile, Buoy 10 boat fishers continue to do fairly well on hatchery Coho, averaging a half-fish to one fish per rod the week of Sept. 8.
Increasing numbers of Coho are showing upstream as well, particularly in the lower Cowlitz, Toutle and North Fork Lewis rivers. Sturgeon fishers have been finding success off the bank below Bonneville Dam and from boats in the Kalama-Woodland area. Lake anglers are enjoying the benefits of a recent plant of 4,000 cutthroat trout, averaging 15 inches long, in Goose Lake north of Carson. Fishers are reminded that no boats equipped with combustion motors are allowed on the lake, which also holds some nice-size brown trout. Hatchery sea-run cutthroat fishing opportunity is surfacing on the Cowlitz River, where 22,000 fish returned to the hatcheries last year. Fishing is focused from Blue Creek downstream through the fall. The trout can be readily taken on flies, lures and bait. The Cowlitz has a liberal daily limit of five trout, with no more than two over 20 inches.
     Daniel St. Laurent Salmon and Steelhead fishing guide. I fish the Columbia River, Tillamook Bay and all coastal rivers & bays nearby including Nehalem, the Wilson & Trask Rivers for Salmon & Steelhead and the popular Buoy 10 Salmon fishery. I also fish for Spring Salmon at Wind River and Drano Lake and the Willamette River. I'll give you tips and information to help you fish all those areas because I've been fishing them all my life and it's my passion. I live to get up every morning and fish and nothing is more fun to me than making sure my friends and clients are "on the fish" and in the right zone using the very best baits and lures. Please visit my website and contact me to book a trip. My promise to you is that you'll be glad you did  - 
Daniel St. Laurent  - 
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