Portland Oregon Spring Salmon is underway for 2023.


With experts saying that the Willamette River is going to have a great run of spring chinook salmon, I am looking forward to great salmon fishing in the Portland Oregon area. Let me tell you last year we had plenty of action, and expecting more salmon to return this year, WOW!!!!

Now were to fish? anchor or troll? I will be doing both, for me it all depends on the weather and the speed of the river. If I troll I only troll down river with 6 t0 10 oz of lead, I like to troll bait, I want my sinker to hit the bottom every few seconds, when you get a strike there is no doubt the fish is there.

one my favorite places to fish? Is the lower Willamette River called the head of the channel.

Spring salmon, you may only harvest hatchery fish. And on the Willamette River, you are allowed two hatchery salmon per day per angler.


If we have lot of current, I will anchor my boat. I generally anchor my boat farther up the Willamette River near the Oregon City area.

I like to use jet divers, let the line out about 50 or 60 feet behind the boat, put the rod in the holder, and then go sit under the top with a heater. When that spring salmon hits the diver, wow your fishing pole is doubled over and the fight is on!

If you are thinking of booking a spring salmon fishing trip call soon.
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I look forward to seeing you all on the river!!  Feel free to call me, and let’s talk about salmon, Sturgeon or walleye fishing.

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