OREGON: Coho numbers building in the Sandy, spinners & Drifted Yarn have Resulted in Hookups

Although the wobbler fishing is slowing down for mainstem anglers, Bonneville backtrollers continue to find fair to good success using sardine wrapped plugs in the deep water. This fishery should improve even further into early October although anglers will have to become more choosy as fish near the end of their life-cycle.

The much anticipated fall sturgeon fishery upstream of the Wauna Powerlines begins on October 1st. Anglers may retain 1 keeper sized fish per day from Thursday though Saturday through the end of the year or until the quota has been reached. Fishing is expected to be good. Bonneville typically produces the best catches.

Over 1,000 fall chinook and a similar number of coho have been counted at Willamette Falls as daily numbers increase. The Middle Fork is producing a few steelhead.

Steelhead are hitting spinners on the McKenzie but stay clear of spawning salmon.

Trout fishing is good on the upper North Santiam where chinook are spawning and October Caddis are hatching.

Coho fishing remains slow on the Clackamas although spinner casters lining up at the Bowling alley Hole are taking the occasional fish.

With coho numbers building in the Sandy, spinners and drifted yarn have resulted in a few hookups.

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