Coastal Estuaries: Sea-Run Cutthroat fishing has been fair and will improve. Spruce Fly, Mickey Finn, Mini-Clouser Minnow. Alley Shrimp, Purple Joe & Black Nose Dace are the favorites for this fishery.
Fall Chinook Salmon are starting to nose in to the estuaries and a few have been caught. Clouser Minnows, Tater Chip, P.C. King, Boss & Hot Shot Comets are my fav’s.
Coastal Freshwater: Decent numbers of chrome bright Steelhead are still available. Early morning is the best bet as the water is cooler. Dark small steelhead patterns. Great time for floating lines as fish are active.
Willamette Valley Rivers: Fair to good for trout in the evening on attractor dries. Steelhead fishing has slowed but fish are around just have to work hard for them. Rivers are low and clear but water temps are good so using floating lines will make for exciting hookups. Traditional patterns and Spey’s are the ticket