This winter so far has been decent for both sturgeon and been very good for steelhead. First the STURGEON. I have been fishing the Willamette River anywhere from Oregon City down through the Portland Harbour and been finding excellent numbers of big fat healthy sturgeon, my boat been getting around 30 a day most days. A variety of baits have been working with Anchovie being the top bait followed by squid and smelt. The keeper fishing above bonniville dam has been spotty for the keeper size fish,LOTS and LOTS of shakers around. Feb 8 is the last day for that up there. I will then continue catch and release till March where then I will switch over to spring chinook thru May. Now the STEELHEAD this year has been the best year for steelhead that we have seen in quite some time,lots and lots of fish all over the place from the coast to the local rivers,good numbers of fish as well, this bodes well for this coming season and is good indicator of ocean conditions.
Spring Halibut dates should be announced in the coming months . I will take names for those interested.