Oregon Dept. Of Fish & Wildlife

The ODFW is the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and their official website has links for fish and wildlife for the state of Oregon. This website is NOT the official Department of Fish and Wildlife website. The Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is responsible for protecting and enhancing all Oregon fish and wildlife. The agency has a wide range of responsibilities from operating hatcheries to selling hunting and angling licenses to advising on habitat protection for Oregon's diverse wildlife populations. ODFW works closely with other agencies, volunteers, property owners, hunters and anglers to balance protection of fish and wildlife with the economic, social and recreational needs of Oregonians.

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Columbia River Fisheries

The Columbia River offers premiere opportunities to fish for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, shad and a variety of warmwater species. Management of the river and its fisheries is a responsibility shared by state, federal and tribal agencies. The overarching management objective is to meet conservation requirements while providing optimum sport and commercial fishing opportunities.

Big Fish Guide Service

Big Fish Guide Service offers full day fishing trips on the Columbia River for Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon, Fall Chinook, Spring Salmon, Kings and Coho in the Portland area and popular nearby rivers up to John Day dam. While on a spectacular fishing experience with Big Fish Guide Service, you will enjoy the comfort of our 20' Alumaweld Super Vee boat, powered with a 125 H.P. Mercury outboard which safely accommodates 2 to 4 passengers. From just east of Portland, Oregon, on the Columbia River, upriver to John Day Dam and no matter what you are after, the search for Chinook salmon or the fight of monster Sturgeon, whatever your adventure is, it will sure be an unforgettable experience.

Willamette River Fishing Guides like Northwest Hawg Hunters Fishing Adventures is booking trips on the Upper & Lower Columbia River, including Buoy 10, Willamette River, Tillamook Bay, Nehalem Bay & Clackamas River for Salmon/Steelhead, Shad & Sturgeon.

We specialize in Oversize sturgeon, these fish range in size from 6 feet to ? and often break the surface of the water to make for an excellent photo. You’ll be fishing with Coast Guard licensed guide Bill Gaither in a 24’ Willie Raptor open sled. All the bait and gear is provided for the species of fish you are going after, with hot coffee and lunch provided.

Frequently asked questions

Columbia River Sport Fishing

Columbia River Commercial Fishing

Columbia River Fisheries Management

Columbia River Fish Working Group

Columbia River Action Notices – meeting notices, agendas and actions taken by the Oregon and Washington agencies regarding fishery seasons and quotas

Columbia River Management Fact Sheets – joint Oregon and Washington staff reports considered when making management decisions regarding sport/commercial fisheries

Columbia River Management Reports – annual stock status and fisheries reports, and various annual reports

Columbia River Fish Returns - 2008 Actual and 2009 Forecasts

Columbia River Adult Returns and Expectations  –summarizes the expected and actual returns for several species on the Columbia River and major tributaries, and offers expectations and/or forecasts for the coming year.

Post-season summaries – summarizes the previous year’s seasons, harvest, and management actions

NOAA  -  Alsea River &  and Siletz River Data  -  Astoria Tide Tables  -  Astoria Tide Tables

Astoria Wind  -  Bonneville Dam Cam  -  Bonneville Dam Web Cam  -  Bonneville pool wind data

Buoy 10 Fishing Oregon  -  Buoy 10 Fishing Washington  -  Buoy weather Information


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Oregon Fishing Reports

Weekly Oregon Fishing reports

posted by the Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

for all regions

Oregon John Day River
by Steve Fleming of Mah-Hah Outfitters
Umpqua River & Rogue River fishing reports and photos by Robert Montgomery Guide Service who is a local area fishing guide. Oregon Fishing Reports Weekly Oregon Fishing reports posted by the ODFW for all regions