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Pro guide Trevor Storlie sent this picture in from the Sandy on January 19, 2005.

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Oregon Fisheries Update

February 4th – February 10th, 2005

Those of us to whom falls the task of documenting the angling experience have a tough job when the fishing is poor. It's no surprise that we get little sympathy from our fellow fishermen.

Its a good thing, however, that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow the morning of Groundhog Day. Six more weeks of winter along with accompanying lowland rain and Cascade snow is necessary to improve the outlook for Oregon streams, rivers and lakes. Unfortunately, there's little hope for precipitation in the weather forecasts.

Crummy conditions equals lousy results. Still, we fish.

Sturgeon fishing remain very poor on the Columbia with exception to a few willing pockets of biters above Bonneville Dam. Maybe with the warmer weather, the upcoming smelt run may stimulate migration!

Salmon success on the mainstem is poor despite early, motivated anglers! Sea-lions however are taking red-meated fish at Bonneville- likely steelhead.

Good clam tides this weekend on North Coast beaches and estuaries. Be prepared with lanterns as the tides occur late in the afternoon. Clatsop County beaches for razor clams and Tillamook County estuaries for chowder clams! Great sturgeon tides this weekend also for Tillamook Bay anglers. View our full length version for the best areas!

Steelheading on the North Coast is poor and should remain so through the weekend. I don't need to tell anyone how much precipitation we need around here. Returning numbers to north coast hatcheries are down between 30 and 60 percent!

Crabbing shouldn't be all that good on north coast estuaries this weekend with the extreme tides we will be experiencing.

Steelheading is holding up well on the South Fork Coquille and fish continue to be taken on the main stem Umpqua although rain would improve prospects.

Until rain changes the conditions, there's not much happening on the spring chinook or steelhead front on the lower Willamette. A few optimistic trollers are working the area below the I-205 Bridge but are rarely seeing fish. Sturgeon fishing is poor.

Broodstock steelhead are expected on the Clackamas and Sandy but as with most rivers and streams around Oregon, these would benefit from some precipitation.

No trout were stocked this week. Cleewox and Carter Lakes in the Northwest Zone are scheduled to be planted next week with Willamette Valley lakes getting planted in mid-February.

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Be sure to catch us at the 2005 Portland Sportsman show. The dates for this years show is February 9th – 13th and we will be in booth #317 with plenty of fishing supplies and information. I will also be giving the 2005 run forecast information in the Blue Theater on Feb. 10th at 6:00 p.m., the 11th at 7:00 p.m., and at noon on the 12th. I have some exciting news about our upcoming sportfisheries and will give you insight you won't find anywhere else. After the presentation, feel free to stop by the booth for any other questions you may have.

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Marc Davis, President Tualatin Valley Chapter Association of Northwest Steelheaders, sends this photo and report in: Robert Bradley fished the Wilson River on January 22 to bring home this 16 lb hatchery buck. The water was a little high but a hot pink Corkie and a sand shrimp did the trick. Bob hooked four and landed two that day. The best way to describe the river was about perfect and the best way to describe the crowds was" We were not alone!".

Photo above from Pro Guide Trevor Storlie - This picture is Kevin Knittel with a 14 lb steelhead from the Sandy River - caught this week with Red's Guide Service.

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