Jan 9, 2017

Columbia Gorge Fishing Report- (01/09/17)

Photo Credit: Matt O'Connor
Well if you've been at a desk with the blinds shut living like a hermit crab you might be wondering how the fishing is...

Here's what I know:
If you can play catch up on shoveling snow and make it out of your driveway, down the road and get access to fishable water there are fish to be caught. This is the word buzzing around the shop and from our resident Fish Boy Gabe in last weeks report. "Can't catch fish from the couch".

Be Advised:
Hood River and the entire surrounding area is getting slammed with new snow. My brother in-law a local tow tuck driver is on call and currently in chains. So be smart, fish smart.

As of 2:09PM I-84, Ainsworth State Park MP 22 - 18 - Closed:
Historic Columbia River Highway is closed between Ainsworth State Park and Multnomah Falls due to snow slides, use an alternate route. Check Trip Check before you go and be prepared. If you can make it to the river, safe access is key. Text a friend where you will be going.


It's cold and it's snowing. Dress right dummy.

Flows:  The USGS sites give us real-time flows, while the NOAA site shows us predictions based on weather patterns.  Both are invaluable tools.


Hood River:

Klickitat
USGS
NOAA

Clackamas:

Deschutes near Madras:

Deschutes at the mouth:

Columbia River
Bonneville Dam Water Temps
Columbia @ Hood River (The mouth of the Hood backs up at 75 feet)

As always, we are happy to talk fishing anytime.  Give us a call if you have any specific questions on local rivers, gear, and tactics, or if you just want some encouragement to get out of the office.  541.386.6977






The Gorge Fly Shop Team

541.386.6977





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