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Fishing in Oregon: Trout, Salmon, and Bass

Mt. Hood Territory is home to 20 of Oregon’s top 50 places to fish within a 60-minute drive from Portland. Lakes, rivers and streams teem with salmon, steelhead, trout and small mouth bass. Find superb fishing in The Territory year round from boat or bank, including winter steelhead and spring Chinook. Novice and expert anglers alike can choose from a variety of outfitters, guides and resources – such as The Territory’s Fish Finder – to get geared up for and locate your intended catch.

Sign up for fly fishing lessons or a guided adventure trip on the Willamette, Sandy, Salmon, Clackamas and Molalla Rivers. Learn to drift and troll from your kayak. Join the ‘hogline’ of boats on the lower Willamette River during salmon runs. Camp at Trillium, Timothy or Frog Lakes and cast your line for days in the cold, clear alpine waters. Get your kids excited about the catch at family-friendly Rainbow Trout Farm. 

Hone in on the best spots to find the fish you’re angling to catch any day of the year. The Territory’s map-based Fish Finder is a collaboration with Clackamas County Tourism and the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association (NSIA).

Angling for adventure? Pedal your rod, reel and tackle along the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway and make it a fishing vacation with plenty of stops at favorite fishing holes along the way.


The following map data has been provided in partnership with the Northwest Sportsfishing Industry Association.

The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association (NSIA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of sport fisheries and the businesses dependent upon them. Based in Oregon City, NSIA represents business interests of members that rely on healthy fisheries, public access to fishing locations, and an active angling population.

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ADA Compliant Bait and Tackle Fish Farm
Sandy, OR 97055
Fly fishing instruction for individuals or groups, and youth (min. age 8 yrs), beginning to advanced for 1 2 handed rods, equipment provided. Drift boat instruction and river...
Region: Mountain
Oregon City , OR 97064
Rob Crandall's Water Time Outfitters offers guided fishing trips on Clackamas County's best waters. Offering full and half day fishing trips on the Clackamas River for steelhead and...
Region: Mountain
210 SE Hwy 224, Estacada, OR 97023
Local fishing outpost for all of your fishing needs. Serving Northwest fishermen for over 30 years. Camo, rods, reels and fly tying supplies.
Region: Mountain
Clackamas County, OR
Take a fishing trip on the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers for steelhead and salmon.
Region: Mountain
14321 SE Bush St, Portland, OR 97236
Fish Oregon for Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead with one of the area's best known guides. Come along on a guided fishing trip in northwest Oregon with Larry Page in...
Region: Urban
Estacada, OR 97023
Guided fly fishing trips.
Region: Urban
18721 SE Semple Rd., Demascus, OR 97089
Fishing the Clackamas River near Portland, OR for steelhead and Chinook salmon gives the sports fisherman an opportunity to stay close to home yet still experience great fishing....
Region: Urban
Clackamas, OR
Guided fishing trips for minimum of 2 people up to 6 people.
Region: Urban
17951 S Springwater Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
Open March 1 - December 1. Wed-Sun 8am-6pm. Tackle, bait, cleaning and ice provided. Use your tackle or ours. U-catch rainbow trout and catfish. Rod w/reels $1.00 rental....
Region: Urban
52560 E Sylvan Dr, Sandy, OR 97055
Catch a trout – catch a memory with family and friends from one of 10 sparkling pools on this magnificent 30-acre estate. Fishers of all ages will enjoy...
Region: Mountain