Oregon Salmon Fishing
All about fishing for chinook, chum, coho and kokanee salmon in OR.
The major reservoirs offering salmon fishing in Oregon include Crane Prarie Reservoir, Crescent Lake, Detroit Lake, Green Peter Lake, Lake Billy Chinook, Odell Lake, Phillips Lake, Siltcoos Lake and Wickiup Reservoir.
World record: 97 lbs 4 oz
OR State Record: 83 lbs 0 oz
World record: 35 lbs 0 oz
OR State Record: 23 lbs 0 oz
World record: 33 lbs 7 oz
OR State Record: 25 lbs 5 oz
World record: 9 lbs 10 oz
OR State Record: 9 lbs 11 oz
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Oregon Salmon Records
The Umpqua River produced the Oregon state record chinook (king) salmon and the state record chum salmon came out of the Kilchis River. Siltcoos Lake served up the state record coho salmon and the OR state record kokanee salmon was caught out of Wallowa Lake.
About The Pacific Salmon Family
Pacific Salmon are born in and remain in freshwater streams for the early years of life. The number varies by species. Afterward they migrate to the Pacific Ocean waters where they bulk up and prepare for their once in a lifetime spawning run up the freshwater stream where they were born. They will instinctively return to their birthplace, spawn and die. They are found in the streams which empty into the ocean, and adjoining ocean waters.
The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies. For more details check here for articles about fly fishing.
Oregon Salmon Fishing
The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies, as well as a variety of other lures and baits.
Salmon fishing waters and information, by state.
Learn the life cycle of salmon
The more you know about the life cycle and seasonal migration of salmon, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Oregon salmon fishing waters. Visit the salmon fishing page for more information about the life cycle of the different species of salmon.
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