Fishing

Whether you are looking for world class fly fishing or just want to bait a hook and sit on the bank in the sunshine, you'll find what you're looking for in the Willamette Valley.

There are many rivers and streams in the area to choose from, with rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout, as well as steelhead and salmon in season. The North Santiam is considered to be a premiere spot for river style trout fishing.

Bluegill, crappie, smallmouth bass, and catfish can be caught where the Willamette and the Calapooia rivers join at Bryant Park in Albany. You can also fish for trout, steelhead, and salmon in season.

Fishing licenses are required for any person 14 years of age or older and can be purchased at most sporting goods stores in the area.

For more information and a weekly fishing report, call the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: 1-541-757-4186.