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Oregon Fishing

Oregon Fishing

A big, sprawling western state with fir-clad mountains and rustic desert scenery, Oregon fishing offers an unbelievably diverse experience. Every part of the Beaver State has something unique for the angler, and unlimited diversions for those that don’t fish. The western half of the state is home to ocean fishing and trout, but is best known for its legendary runs of salmon and steelhead. The eastern half is home to high desert and pine-covered mountain ranges and is world-renown for its trout fishing.

Oregon Fishing
The author with a summer steelhead taken in the White River Photo by Jeff Otto

The urban centers of Portland and Bend offer everything a traveler could want in the name of restaurants, resorts, and lodgings, while offering fine Oregon fishing right within their city limits. Each is an excellent jumping-off point for exploring the Oregon fishing opportunities. Continue reading Oregon Fishing

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Washington Fishing

Washington Fishing

Washington fishing takes a back seat to few places on earth. Even though it is a populous state there are regions of Washington that are incredibly remote, and some of its salmon and steelhead runs rival those in Alaska. The Puget Sound area offers everything from sea run cutthroat to rockfish to blackmouth Chinook, while a few hundred miles east the North Cascades offer stunning scenery and hike-in adventures for high alpine trout.

Seattle’s Urban Charms

Metropolitan Seattle is surrounded by fishing of many kinds, and has everything a big city can offer in nightlife and entertainment, as well as restaurants, major league baseball and football, and the popular Pike’s Place Fish Market. Washington fishing in the Puget Sound includes rockfish, Chinook, silver and pink salmon, as well as crabbing, clamming, and sea-run cutthroats in Lake Washington.

Local rivers such as the Skagit are not only known for their fishing, but for the incredible scenery they flow through.

Washington fishing
A short drive from Seattle, the Skagit River has strong runs of salmon, steelhead, and giant Dolly Varden trout. Photo by Terry Otto

To the east of the city in the North Cascade Mountains high country Continue reading Washington Fishing