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The Perfect River Levels

June 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments


When you’re thinking about fishing a lot of the Oregon rivers, one thing to be very mindful of is the river levels. Has it rained lately? Maybe the temperature has spiked a bit and excited some new snow melt. Any or none of these things can affect river levels. When you’re starting out on local rivers, its hard to find information on just when to float them or when the fishing is best.

The Perfect River Levels.

This link is great! The Pefect River Levels page from River Trail Outfitter’s as something you MUST put in your bookmarks should you find yourself fishing in my neck of the woods. Combined with the Northwest River Forecast Center can help you make the right plans for the weekend.

It’s not an all inclusive list. While the Wilson and Tillamook Rivers are mentioned, nothing is said that the lowest you want to float the Wilson is going to be about 3.5 feet – even then you’ll probably be dragging the kayak over a rapid or two.

But, take note! This is a great resource to add to your collection.

Tags: Fishing Report

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Frank Armendariz // Feb 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Thank you for recognizing my work, it represents 30 plus years of guiding, fishing and boating on the great rivers of the northwest.
    Be safe out there but enjoy!!
    Thank you again,
    Frank Armendariz
    The Perfect River Levels

  • 2 Frank Armendariz // Feb 6, 2013 at 9:42 am

    FYI…. I have resisted adding the Tillimoonk bay streams because of the serious over crowing condition that already exist durning fishing seasons. I am currently re considering that decision.

  • 3 The Nothing // Feb 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I hear ya there, Frank. Thank you for the work that you have shared with us.

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