The Willamette River provides Action Packed fishing, close to an Urban Environment. Pete enjoys fishing the Willamette River because it delivers spectacular Sturgeon Fishing that can take place year round and Great Steelhead Trout Fishing in the upper regions.
There are always Sturgeon to catch, from the small shakers to keepers and oversize. Shakers are abundant and are any fish under 38 inches which must be let loose unharmed. Keepers are the fish that you can retain and are between 38 inches to 54 inches. Oversize fish are the breeding stock and it is important for the species, that the Oversize Fish are turned loose unharmed.
The rainbow trout is a species native to the tributaries of the Pacific Ocean. The steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout usually returning after 2 to 3 years at sea. Willamette River Steelhead are fighters and getting them hooked is an experience you won't forget. This is high energy, fast action steelhead fishing in Oregon.
The Willamette River is a major tributary of the Columbia River. The river is 187 miles long, lying entirely in Northwestern Oregon. Flowing Northward between the Oregon Coast Range and Cascade Range, the river and its tributaries form a basin called the Willamette Valley, which contains two-thirds of Oregon's population, including Portland, the state's largest city. Portland sits along both sides of the Willamette near its mouth on the Columbia.
The Willamette River Runs from Eugene Oregon to Portland Oregon directly through downtown Portland (urban fishing), which has great trout fishing in the upper sections and excellent Sturgeon fishing in the Winter and Spring. The Willamette River provides action packed fishing for Steelhead Trout. These are the most acrobatic and aggressive fish in our rivers. The Willamette River also produces large Sturgeon that are good fish for eating and a lot of fun to catch.