The Willamette river runs right through the heart of Portland Oregon. It is home to some of the best Sturgeon, Salmon and Steelhead populations found anywhere in the world. The Willamette river is one of my favorite rivers to fish in the winter time for Sturgeon. The water in this river fluctuates nearly 30 degrees each year. When the river gets cold the Sturgeon stack in the many deep holes the river has, this makes for some absolutely epic fishing when you get on them! The Willamette also gets a very respectable run of spring Chinook Salmon. These fish start to show in early february but will be found most abundantly in late March to early April. Springers as we call them are fantastic table fare, some say that they are the best tasting fish that the Willamette river gets all year! Springers are aggressive and fight hard all the way to the net! The city of Portland offers many activities to do after your trip whether that be a night out or a nice hike the city has something for you to do!