Willamette Falls Fish Counts – Steelhead Numbers Looking Good for 2016

2016 is looking markedly better in terms of Summer Steelhead numbers in the Willamette River system. Below you will see the fish passage numbers for May in 2015 and May in 2016. The 2016 numbers are much closer to our recent history of “good runs” of summer steelhead. Anglers can expect to see numbers of fish locally in the Willamette River from Dexter Dam through to the confluence of the McKenzie and on the McKenzie from Leaburg Dam down to the town of Leaburg. If numbers continue in 200-300 fish per day range through July we are going to have a great year!

 

2016 Counts looking good!

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2015 Low and warm water produced a poor return

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One Response to Willamette Falls Fish Counts – Steelhead Numbers Looking Good for 2016

  1. Mrmachinist says:

    Thank God for that! I didn’t even bother to get a tag last year!

    Thanks for passing on the good news!

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